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Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow launches – A Man on a Mission with Low Vision
Entrepreneur Dan Williams may be severely sight impaired, but he’s totally focussed on improving the skills of Britain’s optometrists and dispensing opticians to help the 2 Million or so patients that are living with sight loss, a number that is expected to double over the next 30 years.
Academy 2018 San Antonio Registration and Housing Now Open.
The American Academy of Optometry’s annual meeting, Academy 2018 San Antonio, will take place November 7-10, 2018 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.
FODO AGM Report
FODO Chair Lynda Oliver (Outside Clinic) was unanimously re-elected for a further three years at the FODO Annual General Meeting in London on Tuesday this week.
College of Optometrists’ funds Cochrane Review updates on vision screening and reading aids.
The College of Optometrists has funded two Cochrane Review updates in support of the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Vicky McDermott to take period of absence.
The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that its Chief Executive and Registrar, Vicky McDermott, will take a period of absence for personal reasons.
Vision Van steers ‘This Morning Live’ visitors to better eye health after finding over 90% are overdue a sight check.
Vision Express is urging the UK to take better care of their eye health, after over 90% of visitors to its Vision Van at ‘This Morning Live’ were revealed to be overdue an eye examination.
Poppy's parents call for a change in the law that might have saved her life.
The parents of a three-year-old girl run down and killed by a pensioner who was told his eyesight made him unfit to drive have launched a campaign to change the law.
PHN calls on the profession to act and advocate.
Vision Express reveals the line-up for its 30th anniversary Ride4Sight cycle team.
National optician launches fourth charity challenge in aid of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust.
Edinburgh City Council to ban advertising boards from the streets of the capital.
The move was passed today [Thursday, May 17th] by the council’s Transport and Environment Committee. What it means to the VI population.
Proposed new NHS regional team structures, yet more change!
Proposals to integrate NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams in the North, the Midlands and the East, follow the changes already implemented to create new regional teams for the South West, South East and London, and will create seven regions in total.
GOC announces further timetable for Education Strategy.
The GOC have announced the next stages of their Education Strategic Review (ESR).
OC endorses NAO report on Capita/NHS England Fiasco.
The Optical Confederation wholeheartedly endorses the conclusion of an NAO report published today (17 May) that the service to primary care practitioners from Capita and NHS England has fallen a long way below an acceptable standard.
City University OpSoc enjoys night to remember.
105 attendees were at the very luxurious The Royal Horseguards Hotel on April 20th in Embankment overlooking the Thames.
FODO latest strategy includes calls for lower VAT.
At FODO's annual strategy meeting, the FODO Group Board and industry leaders met to review eye health needs and to plan how we will support members to expand primary and community services.
E Anglia Co-op to sell Opticians.
As reported by BBC Look East news, the Ipswich-based East of England Co-op is selling off its opticians and pharmacies.
England Vision Strategy Conference.
Another invigorating day was attended by over 100 delegates at the England Vision Strategy Conference.
Myopia Management Course to run again this June.
Registrations are open for the latest ‘Managing Myopia’ online course, conducted by Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy, commencing on June 12, 2018.
PHN announces revised Privacy Statements ready for GDPR May 25th Changes
New privacy statements have been published for both PHN knowledge websites,Opchat News published by PHN as well as for the public educational site Mylocaloptician.
The statements recognise the legitimate interest of the readerships in creating knowledge sites for the benefit and preservation of good vision. By providing independently sourced news and knowledge provided by recognised sources both for the professions, academia and industry in the Optical Sector as well as to its public readership in educating and encouraging better eye health. Read About Primary Health Net and About Mylocaloptician.
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