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Xaviergarcia's Acetate Summer Collection.

Xavier Garcia

Your wardrobe basics for the summer come in translucent lovely shapes.

Less Rim, More Cool from Mykita.

Less Rim from Mykita

Two experimental shapes join the LESSRIM collection: With soft lines and rounded contours, SUZU is a feminine spin on the aviator shape.

Komono SWun: The Gossamer Collection.

Levi C Forest by Komono

Expanding the popular Metal Series, the new Gossamer Collection takes a softer approach to flat steel. Each of the four colourways Ė Blush, Sunray, Dove, and Forest.

New Campaigns for Superflex kids from Westgroupe.

Superflex by Westgroupe

WestGroupe is pleased to introduce the launch of the Superflex kids 2018 advertising campaign “Express Your Colorful Self!” and Eyes on the Trends “Back to School”.

The debut of Hygge Eyewear from L. Stone.

Hygge 10 from Lous Stone

A structural and masculine spectacle frame from†Louis Stone’sbrand new hygge Collection.hygge 20,and two other models highlighted.

Many more exciting new products on our New Products Pages.

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The Latest News

WCSM Education Trust launches 3rd annual bursary.

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) Education Trust is pleased to announce the launch of its 3rd annual Bursary Award Scheme offering new students starting optical training courses in the UK in Autumn 2018

New Transitions Wide Seg-bifocal.

Younger Optics Europe announces the launch of Transitions Signature VII 1.50 FT45 wide segment bi-focal semi-finished lenses.

GOC suspends Luton based Optometrist.

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend an optometrist based in Luton, from its register for a period of three months.

SynergEyes teams up with Brien Holden Vision Institute.

SynergEyes, the leading hybrid specialty contact lens company, has announced a new partnership with the Brien Holden Vision Institute to deliver advanced, customised vision correction for myopes and presbyopes.

Specsavers store opens its doors to shared care opportunities.

Heidelberg OCT arrives at Specsavers

Specsavers in Hemel Hempstead are improving patient care in their local community with their new†SPECTRALIS SPIRIT, story here

GOC consults on new business standards.

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on new standards for optical businesses

World Class Glaucoma Imaging Atlas launched in London.

Insight into the most advanced glaucoma imaging Ė from world leading experts Ė was the focus at the Royal Society of Medicine last week when the first Heidelberg Engineering Glaucoma Imaging Atlas was launched.

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Ophthalmology data analysis championed at conference.

Amit Meshi
Integrating advanced eye scans, from a multi-modal imaging platform to the latest generation of electronic medical records, was demonstrated with the click of a mouse at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’Annual Congress in Liverpool.

ABDO National Resource Centre now open to students.

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ National Resource Centre opened its doors last weekend. The centre was visited by the ABDO Board , and the first cohort of students sit their practical exams in ophthalmic dispensing at the new location in Birmingham.

MultiColor shines at ARVO in comparisons to color fundus photography.

A number of international studies evaluating the sensitivity of SPECTRALIS MultiColor confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy versus color fundus photography were presented at the Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2018 conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

More Hight Street services will reduce avoidable blindness.

High street optical leaders today called on Jeremy Hunt and the NHS to take urgent action to reform eye health services with more than 20 people a month going blind due to appointment delays.

Specialist Contact Lens education events.

No7 Fitting
Fitting specialist contact lenses Ė including EyeDream Ortho-k Ė can bring significant rewards to the practice and No7 is holding a series of dedicated CET accredited masterclasses during the summer at its new training suite.

ABDO extended services training day.

36 ABDO contact lens opticians attended the first Minor Eye Conditions Services (MECS) extended services training days in Birmingham at the end of last month

New Onsite training for Menicon.

Menicon has celebrated the launch of its new onsite training facility in Northampton with a free CET evening attended by 23 members of Northampton Local Optical Committee.

New President installed at BCLA after AGM.

BCLA handing over Presidency
The new President of the BCLA has pledged to “push the boundaries” of modern eye health and lead a new generation of pioneers to revolutionise day-to-day practice.

BCLA UK hailed a huge success.

The decision to stage BCLA UK across two days, taking in two cities and opening the event up to a larger audience than ever before, has been labelled a ‘game-changer’

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upcoming events

For further information on any of the events listed below please go to our events page.

26/06/2018 - Somerset LOC - South West
Peer Discussion - 'IG - Understanding How to Implement Data Security & Protection Toolkit Without Fear'

03/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - London
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

04/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - South East
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

04/07/2018 - Somerset LOC - South West
Somerset LOC Meeting

05/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - London
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

09/07/2018 - Somerset LOC - South West
ACES Accreditation/Skills Workshop update

10/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - East Midlands
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

11/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - Yorkshire and the Humber
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

12/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - North West
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our Free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

18/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - London
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

19/07/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - South East
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

05/08/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - South West
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

04/09/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - North West
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

05/09/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - West Midlands
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

06/09/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - East Anglia
Itís time to focus-in on sight loss patients with our Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

12/09/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - South West
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

18/09/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - East Anglia
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

20/09/2018 - Somerset LOC - South West
ACES Peer Review & Lecture Lecture details tbc

26/09/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - Northern Ireland
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

04/10/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - South East
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

23/10/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - Scotland
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

24/10/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - Scotland
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

31/10/2018 - http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com - North East
Focus-in on sight loss with our free Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET Roadshow

08/11/2018 - Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC - South West
Peer Review - Delivered by Essilor

03/09/2107 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - South East
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recruitment

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Company Rayner & Taylor Brighton. Category Optometrist
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Location South East Salary 250-275 a day.
       
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