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Past Optometry Leader, now Section President at the RSM encourages the Optical Sector to turn up in force at the RSM
Bob Hutchinson current President at the RSM for GPs and Primary Healthcare urges his fellow professional colleagues to show in force their interest and their undoubted value in improving sight in the UK.
Vision UK and RSM GP with Primary Healthcare announce new awards to be presented at October Conference
The Vision Conference, Forward View: Vision and Eye Health to be held on Oct 9th at the Royal Society of Medicine plans to award 6 awards to those involved in the Vision Sector during the evening ceremony following a day of exciting lecturers covering a broad spectrum of topics.
New Children’s Pathway can reduce waiting times for young patients
The UK National Screening committee recommends that screening of children’s vision should be offered to all 4-5 year olds. This is usually delivered in school in the child’s first year.
Essilor invests in their environmental footprint
Not only have Essilor invested heavily in their environmental footprint but in doing so they have made a major and lasting commitment to UK Optics and in particular to the Independents they serve.
More Welsh Language Duties to apply to Welsh Primary Care Teams
Changes to regulations in Wales place six new duties on providers of Primary Care services which are undertaken on behalf of the health board with which providers are registered. The six duties are:
Scots gain £32 Million to cut waiting time.
The NHS will receive a further £32 million to help reduce waiting times.The investment is in addition to £70 million funding announced by the Health Secretary in April and brings the amount being spent on the Waiting Times Improvement Plan for 2019-20 to £102 million.
GOC erases W Yorks Optometrist student from Register
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase a student optometrist based in West Yorkshire, from its register.
Disturbing results on eyesight ignorance of parents re children's Eyesight
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is sharing new results of a consumer survey which highlights a worrying lack of knowledge from some parents regarding their children’s eye health.
Regular eyesight tests for Drivers 70+. Could it happen?
The Department for Transport (DfT) published its ‘Road safety statement 2019: a lifetime of road safety’ on 19 July, setting out the importance of good eyesight.
EssilorLuxottica bids for Grand Vision
Financial markets comment on EssilorLuxottica expansion plans - The Financial Times and other global financial news agencies confirmed this week that EssilorLuxottica had agreed to acquire GrandVision
60 years on and Varilux celebrates its Diamond Anniversary, we check out its excellent pedigree
Varilux celebrates 60 years and looks to the future in its constant adaption to our modern living with the help of Andy Hepworth.
ABDO presents Fellowship and Life memberships in London
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians has presented Life Memberships to Keith Cavaye, Angela McNamee and Alan Paine in recognition of their contributions to optics. Professor Kate Springett of Canterbury Christ Church University received an Honorary Fellowship.
The International Opticians Association (IOA) announces a new French language version of its website.
The International Opticians Association (IOA) can announce a new French language version of its website thanks to generous sponsorship from Essilor
First demonstrated at Optrafair Exchange this year, the Vision R-800 phoropter now will be followed by AVA lenses to accommodate its 1/100th D refraction accuracy
Reinventing refraction at Essilor Instruments, and now the precursor to the most exciting story in Lens Design
VISION OF TOMORROW, provides eco-friendly eyewear solutions
After successfully debuting at MIDO and VISION EXPO EAST, Vision of Tomorrow presents a new 100% eco-friendly eyewear material made from PET plastic bottles
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has launched an on-going series of CET webinars for members.
ABDO’s head of CET Alex Webster says, “We are excited to be able to offer interactive CET that members can access in a new way, without having the expense and time associated with travel to and from an event.
Tim Precious, Essilor's MD maps out ambitions to Future-Proof UK's Independent Opticians
Now after 13 years with the group, he has this year been given his most important role yet as Managing Director, one that he will relish as will the Essilor Group and more importantly as will Essilor’s many customers who will benefit from his drive and experience over the coming years. Read about Tim's aspirations for UK Independents here
Another helpful Clinical Briefing from Daniel Williams
Facing up to Sight Loss at Work
Changes to WCSM Optical Support Qualifications
At the end of March, this year, the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) announced their decision to withdraw its accredited qualifications for optical assistants.
ABDO welcomes Road Safety Statement
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has welcomed a road safety statement from the Department of Transport (DoT) in which the need for change in relation to the population and driving is recognised.
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