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Announcing Optometry Tomorrow 2020 – 50% off tickets ends 31 October
The programme for Optometry Tomorrow, The College of Optometrists’ annual two-day conference, has been announced – College members have until 31 October to secure a 50% discount on the full ticket price.
ABDO provides updated advice on contact lens aftercare frequency.
The Association of British Dispensing Optician’s (ABDO) National Clinical Committee (NCC) has been working together with members, internal working groups, industry partners and ABDO’s Clinical Lead to ensure ABDO’s Advice and Guidance is current and reflects modern day practice.
Government accepts recommendations to improve UK diabetic eye screening programme
Following a review of adult screening programmes in England, commissioned in November 2018, the government is considering whether NHS England should become the body responsible for commissioning and delivering adult screening services including diabetic eye screening in England.
Advancing our health - prevention in the 2020's- FODO responds
The government’s public health Green Paper describes the 2020s as “the decade of proactive, predictive, and personalised prevention”, where targeted support and tailored lifestyle advice will be key to health care.
GOC launches ESR Expert Advisory Groups
The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced the establishment of two new Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs), advising on the education and training of optometrists and dispensing opticians respectively, to help shape the new Learning Outcomes for students and Education Standards for providers as part of the Education Strategic Review (ESR).
A memorable day at the Apothecaries' for Awardees and new Freeman
Apothecaries’ Hall built in 1672 after the Great Fire the surrounding provide a suitable background for new Freeman and those achieving certificates and diplomas for thie hard work.
Vision UK and the Royal Society of Medicine GP with Primary Healthcare section celebrate a successful conference
On Wednesday 9 October, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) hosted the Vision UK Forward view: Vision and eye health conference, a joint conference between the RSM General Practice (GP) with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the RSM Ophthalmology Section and Digital Health Section.
Eros Business Consulting provides some useful tips in considering purchasing equipment, refurbs and financing.
In a new Business Briefing on the PrimaryHealthNet.com Briefing Area for the Optical Sector. Eros Business Consulting looks at the gains and possible pitfalls in buying equipment and provides a useful guide from decision making, budgeting through to financing such a project.
Vision UK announces the winners of their new awards at RSM Forward View Annual Conference
Vision UK works in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. They recently announced the winners for their three new thematic awards and the Astbury Award, at the Forward View Vision and Eye Health Conference held in collaboration with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) GP with Primary Care Section.
Altruistic practices sought for a Christmas spectacle.
Altruistic practices are sought by Vision Care for Homeless People which is looking to dramatically increase the number of those in need to gain a sight test and specs this Christmas.
Charity celebrates ‘a change in sight’ for thousands of children with learning disabilities and autism
In celebration of World Sight Day 2019, today October 10th , SeeAbility, the national learning disability, autism and sight loss charity, is releasing a report on its successful campaign for eye care in special schools. The report will be launched in Perseid School in Merton, the school where SeeAbility first began its project in 2013.
Keynote speakers announced for National Optical Conference (NOC 2019)
The Local Optical Council (LOC) has confirmed that Matt Neligan and Professor James Kingsland will be the keynote speakers at this year’s National Optical Conference, which takes place on 13-14 November.
Eight tips for safe spooky contact lenses this Halloween from AOP
Make sure eye infections and ulcers aren’t part of your Halloween horror
Expansion follows Contact Lenses roll out
Positive Impact has announced the appointment of two business development consultants, Paul Humphries and Mike Cornwell, as a result of further expansion.
ABDO responds to GOC research on risk
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has responded to GOC research into risk in the optical professions. ABDO president Clive Marchant FBDO said:
Optometry Scotland – breaking down the barriers between primary and secondary care.
Eyecare leaders are launching Scottish Eyecare for Everyone (SEE) – a nationwide network and forum that will advance eye health in Scotland. The decision follows an eyecare policy event at the University of Aberdeen on 25 September to mark National Eye Health Week.
GOC Publishes survey results into risk in the optical professions
The General Optical Council (GOC) published last week the results of its survey and interview-based study into risk in the optical professions.
ABDO Rule Changes
At its consultation day last week, members of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) voted to pass amendments to the Association’s rules, enabling a wider pool of members to consider standing for the role.
Major award made to IGA Development Manager at Optical Conference
The David Burt Award was made at the RSM for the first time in front of the 190 delegates who attended the first annual joint meeting of the RSM GP with Primary Health Care section and Vision UK.
Free AOP membership for newly-qualified optometrists
Optometrists that qualified this year are being offered an exclusive free trial from the Association of Optometrists (AOP).
Poll carried out for Mental Health Day October 10th coinciding with World Sight Day
Louis Stone conducted a poll on their Instagram stories specifically for their optical industry followers in order to ascertain through this sample, a percentage of people in the industry who believe they have suffered from mental health issues
WHO addresses its first ever World Vision Report
World Health Organization to Address its First Ever World Vision Report Next Week During the American Academy of Optometry Conference in Orlando
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