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Ocuco announced as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies!
Ocuco has been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards programme, in association with Bank of Ireland. The company, which demonstrated superior business performance for the second year, was recognised at a gala awards dinner in Dublin on 1 March 2019.
Ocuco iPad proving an irresistible app for growing practices
Ocuco’s iPad App is the latest technology to come from the software leaders and boasts the key advantage of engaging patients.
GOC encourages eligible optical businesses to register
Limited companies operating as optical businesses which use protected titles such as optometrist or optician, must register with the GOC by law. However, the GOC urge all eligible optical businesses for which business registration is not mandatory to register their business to take advantage of the benefits registration affords.
The Business Case for Low Vision
When you’re in business, it’s often tempting to think only in the majority, dismissing those who may not fit into the ‘most people’ bracket as too expensive to cater for....
GOC Registrants demonstrate continued fitness to practise
New figures released by the General Optical Council (GOC) today show that the vast majority of optical practitioners have maintained their commitment to their profession by meeting their Continuing Education Training (CET) requirements.
Exciting New Partnerships in Australia and New Zealand
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians has announced new opportunities for aspiring dispensing opticians in Australia and New Zealand.
Alcon and Novartis complete company structure split
Medical devices company Alcon has completed its separation from Novartis under the new strap line ‘See Brilliantly’.
NHS England Open Ophthalmology Webinar details (EyeWise)
NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme (ECTP) has set up EyesWise a project to encourage new ways of working by eye services, primarily through the ECTP’s High Impact Interventions for Ophthalmology.
New ABDO Clinical Lead
Max Halford has been announced as the new Clinical Lead at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians ABDO). Max brings a wealth of experience to the role and will commence work activity in shortly after Easter.
New Public Health Minister for Eyes follows resignation.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced on 8 April that Seema Kennedy MP will take over the role.
Chloramphenicol Leaflet and Packaging Alert
Practitioners should have been alerted by the MHRA, and Martindale Pharmaceuticals have advised of two issues
Heidelberg Engineering launches new practice marketing campaign at Optrafair
Heidelberg Engineering launched a new practice marketing campaign at Optrafair to support their new and existing customers with advertising the benefits of an extended eye health check to their patients.
Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry Education Program Announced
The World Council of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry have partnered to present an impressive education program taking place at Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019.
Team building challenges ..set to make money for the homeless
Bungee jumping, tough mudders, 10k runs, sportives and endurance cycles are great ways to build optical teams and Vision Care for Homeless People is urging every business to get involved this summer.
It's just not Cricket!
Except it is. A special visually impaired cricket match between a team of Glasgow City Councillors - wearing 'sim-specs' that simulate different sight loss conditions -
FODO replies on GOC Business Standards
FODO welcomes the new standards because they are proportionate, pragmatic and sensible, and good for patients, good for businesses and good for practitioners.
Open letter – IT connectivity for primary optical care to:
We are writing to you urgently on behalf of the representative bodies for the community optical sector.
Impressive Demonstration of Anterion at Optrafair
PHN's Editor visits Heidelberg Engineering Stand for a demonstration of the ANTERION – the multimodal imaging platform optimized for the anterior segment at Optrafair for the first time.
Optrafair Exchange..The Post Show pages are published
Following a highly successful Co-Media role at Optrafair Exchange 2019, PHN has published an Optrafair Post Show Page which has retained many of the highlights and contributions provided by exhibiting companies before and after the event.
LOFTxTEF Awards – And the winners are...
The first edition of the LOFTxTEF Awards (a collaboration between LOFT Eyewear Shows and TEF Magazine) was held on the 22nd of March, at the LOFT Independence Party.
2019 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.
New Gel from Positive Impact at BCLA Conference
Positive Impact will be launching the new formulation HydraMed Night gel at the BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition (May 30-June 1, Manchester Central). The improved lanolin-free formulation is for more sensitive eyes.
GOC publishes New Standards for Optical Businesses
This week the GOC has published its new Standards for Optical Businesses, which will come into effect on 1 October 2019.
FODO reports considerable interest at Optrafair Exchange
Over 300 people visited the FODO stand at this year’s Optrafair to learn more about FODO membership, seek advice and enter our prize draw.
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