Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science <p><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science </span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">is a an open-access peer-reviewed journal for promoting research amongst optometrists and other researchers in optometry and visual science in Europe.</span></p> <p> </p> The Norwegian Association of Optometry (Norges Optikerforbund, NOF) in collaboration with the Italian Association of Optometry (La Società Optometrica Italiana, SOPTI) en-US Scandinavian Journal of Optometry and Visual Science 1891-0882 Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. SOPTI Meeting Abstracts 2022 Assunta Di Vizio Alberto Recchioni Copyright (c) 2022 Assunta Di Vizio, Alberto Recchioni 2022-07-30 2022-07-30 15 1 10.5384/sjovs.v15i1.157 Dry eye symptoms using the Ocular Surface Disease Index: a pre COVID-19 study from Sweden <p>The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of dry eye symptoms in the Swedish population using a web-based version of the ocular surface disease index (OSDI).<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></p> <p>A web-based version of the OSDI questions was implemented in an online form using a software developed by Artologik. The link to the form was distributed via Linnaeus University social media pages. Basic demographic information such as age, sex and county of residence was also collected.</p> <p>A total of 404 complete responses were received, 303 respondents (75%) were females, the median age = 39 (interquartile range = 28-53) years, median OSDI-score = 19 (interquartile range = 9-32). Crude prevalence of dry eye symptoms (categories mild to severe) was 65% (95% CI = 62-75). The difference in prevalence between males and females was statistically significant (chi-square test, <em>p</em> = 0.007).</p> <p> </p> <p>The current study found that the prevalence of dry eye symptoms among a sample of the Swedish population was 65%. These results highlight the need to investigate further the prevalence and risk factors for dry eye disease in the Swedish population.</p> Jenny Roth Ida Nilsson Jeanette Melin Antonio Filipe Macedo Copyright (c) 2022 Jenny Roth, Ida Nilsson, Jeanette Melin, Antonio Filipe Macedo 2022-07-30 2022-07-30 15 1 10.5384/sjovs.v15i1.146 The status of optometry in Italy. Alberto Recchioni Copyright (c) 2022 Alberto Recchioni 2022-07-30 2022-07-30 15 1 10.5384/sjovs.v15i1.155 Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): Newer technologies and technical challenges. Karthikeyan Baskaran Christine Wildsoet Copyright (c) 2022 Karthikeyan Baskaran, Professor 2022-07-30 2022-07-30 15 1 10.5384/sjovs.v15i1.154