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IOA SILMO 2021 Award Nominees
The International Opticians Association (IOA) has announced the finalists for the 2021 IOA Silmo International Optician of the Year Award. The finalists are:
The future is bright with Essilor
Essilor Ltd is hosting an exclusive virtual event, ‘The Future is Bright’, on 23 June presented by broadcaster and author, Clare Balding.
Join Doctor Wes McCann's Clinical Lecture on Dry Eye Disease. Webinar June 28
Ocuco supports a clinical webinar on Dry Eye Disease (DED) on Monday, June 28, at 6 pm BST.
Top Award for Groundbreaking Eyecare Programme for Children with Special Needs
SeeAbility is delighted to announce that we have taken the Overall Award for Excellence at this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.
Global audience tunes in as BCLA Clinical Conference goes virtual
Eye care professionals from around the world enjoyed 30 hours of live-streamed lectures as part of an innovative virtual Clinical Conference and Exhibition held by the BCLA.
Hundreds of practices take part in national awareness campaign
Optical practices across the UK and beyond have backed a national campaign aimed at raising the profile of contact lenses –
IC Specialist - A New Website and Service Launch from No7 Contact Lenses
No7 Contact Lenses are excited to announce a new website and service launch, IC Specialist -
IACLE recognizes and applauds the achievements of its 2021 Contact Lens Educator Award winners
Contact lens educators from three countries – Colombia, China and the United Kingdom – are celebrating their success in the 2021 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards.
The Milanese independent brand MOVITRA expands distribution including UK
Following the launch of its innovative optical collection, Italian eyewear label MOVITRA confirms global expansion program is well underway.
GOS Signatures are back shortly
Resumption of GOS patient signatures – England
GOC shares findings from therapeutic prescribing literature review
The General Optical Council (GOC) has published findings from its literature review on optometrist therapeutic prescribing (OTP),
GOC suspends Aberdeen based optometrist
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend an optometrist based in Aberdeen, from its register for nine months.
Fee uplift for Welsh Optometrists providing for Wales Eye Care Services 2021-22
An agreement with Optometry Wales has been reached on the payment uplift to optometrists providing the Wales Eye Care Services for 2021-22.
AOP sets out a vision for the future of optometry
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is launching its Strategy for Optometry – a plan setting out a vision for the future of the profession across the UK.
New procurement guidance – England
New government guidance for England – which will apply to NHS trusts – requires public bodies to consider “the wider benefits of spending public money” as part of any procurement process.
Mandating Covid-19 vaccinations in care home settings – England
Following its consultation on whether to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for staff in care home settings, the government has concluded that, in England, it will require any professional visiting a care home to be vaccinated.
College of Optometrists encourages the public to seek eye care if they have concerns about their vision or eye health
31% of Brits noticed their vision get worse since the pandemic1, a marked increase from 22% when surveyed in June 2020
Small charity week fires up VCHP
Monday 14th June marks the start of Small Charity Week and Vision Care for Homeless People is calling on optometrists to volunteer for occasional days testing in the Manchester and Leeds city centre clinics.
OKIA strengthens its commitment to Sustainability
The "FIRST EYEWEAR PRODUCTION SITE IN CHINA TO BE CERTIFIED BY GRS IN 2021"
MITA for World Ocean's Day
Yesterday, June 8th, the World Ocean Day was celebrated. It was established in 1992 during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Charity says it’s Time to Talk Eye Health as it Reports on a Dynamic 2020
Eye Health UK told members it’s ‘time to talk eye health’ and inspire people to be ‘eye aware’ as it presented an upbeat round-up of 2020 and looked to the future at its online AGM on 26 May 2021.
UKCA markings could leave sellers with a mountain of CE marked stock?
OSA The Optical Suppliers Association held a very useful and informative webinar recently on the forthcoming law changes on Medical Device Agency regulations for spectacle frames, spectacle lenses, contact lenses and their supply.
New procurement guidance – England
New guidance from government for England – which will apply to NHS trusts – requires public bodies to consider “the wider benefits of spending public money” as part of any procurement process.
Global eye care targets endorsed at World Health Assembly
The 74th World Health Assembly has approved global targets for effective coverage of refractive error and cataract surgery to be achieved by 2030.
ACLM Contact Lens Year Book 2021 Now Available
The 2021 edition of the product manual of the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers has now been published.
Webinar on Dry Eye and Lid Hygiene
Positive Impact (PI) has released a webinar about dry eye and lid hygiene protocols featuring a leading national expert in therapeutics and dry eye management.
Use of Chloramphenicol POM in paediatric populations
The College's position on the use of Chloramphenicol POM in paediatric populations
Irish Optometrists call for new Contract for Public eye-care
Irish Optometrists have called for a new contract with the HSE to provide enhanced public eye-care and cut excessive waiting times for patients.
GOC publishes response to COVID-19 statements consultation
The General Optical Council (GOC) has published its response to its COVID-19 statements consultation, alongside a set of updated statements.
CQC launches new strategy
The CQC has launched an ambitious new strategy based on extensive consultation with the public, providers of health and social care services, charities and partner organisations.
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