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PHN’s Opchat News and Media Services for the 7th consecutive year is chosen as the Optrafair 20/20 media partner
Since 2013 PHN has been chosen as Media Partners for Optrafair 20/20 and so it is for next year’s 20/20 in April.
Optometry Today and AOP launch Optometry student guide
Optometry Today (OT) and the Association of Optometrists (AOP) will be launching a new Optometry student guide outlining the steps from university to qualification, at freshers’ fairs this September.
Want to be a Guiding Star for people with sight loss?
If you interact with people with visual impairments (VI) in your work or social life, here’s your chance to learn how to assist them more effectively.
CCEHC and its member organisations call for the inclusion of Eye Health within the NHS LTP
The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) and its member organisations, including LOCSU, is calling for the inclusion of eye health within the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP). CCEHC has presented priorities for how the LTP can be delivered for eye health and care through the collaborative efforts of commissioners, service providers and clinicians.
AIO and BCLA team up to work with the GOC to tackle illegal practice
The Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (AIO) and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) have joined together in an initiative to work closely with the GOC to drive out the illegal sale of contact lenses across the UK.
Call for Papers for NCC/BCLA 2020
A call for papers has been issued ahead of an eagerly anticipated collaborative research symposium to be held in the Netherlands next year.
American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the 2019 Fredric Rosemore Low Vision educational grant recipient
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in collaboration with the Fredric and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation, are pleased to announce the 2019 recipient of the Fredric Rosemore Low Vision Educational Grant.
New Board Member for ABDO
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has a new board member after the results of the latest election were announced. Daryl Newsome has been re-elected for a further term while Lorraine Bleasdale is new to the board.
GOC pilots enhanced triage process for FTP complaints
The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced the launch of a four-month pilot of an enhanced triage process that will give the GOC greater discretion to close cases at an earlier stage, where there is no ongoing risk to the public.
AOP response to Channel 4 Supershoppers
Rebuttal of consumer advice to buy online
AAO Foundation announces 2019 AAOF Student Travel Fellowship
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 AAOF Student Travel Fellowships.
College highlights role of Optometrist
College of Optometrists launches new animation and poster explaining the role of the optometrist
AOP responds to Fake Britain on counterfeit contact lenses
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) welcomes the report from Fake Britain, broadcast on 14 August 2019, which raised awareness of the risks to consumers who have been unknowingly sold counterfeit contact lenses.
NHS England’s EyesWise calls for patients to share their experiences of hospital eye clinics to help improve care
EyesWise is an NHS project that aims to save sight and improve lives. Since April 2018, work has been underway in hospital eye services across the country to streamline and speed up outpatient treatment for patients at highest risk of sight loss
Scots Pre -reg Training Allowance announced
The Scottish Government has announced that the grant to trainers of pre-registration optometrists is to increase by 2 percent
CET window open in Scotland until 1 November
The Scottish Government has opened the claims window for CET undertaken by optometrists in Scotland between 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. There are two levels of payment:
ABDO's response to Which magazine
The magazine found that a quarter of glasses failed the tests for the following reasons: because the actual measurements were too far off what was supplied; they didn’t conform to British Standards; or the lenses were loose and could fall out or be easily rotated.
College responds to "Which" Report
Daniel Hardiman-mccartney fcoptom, Clinical Adviser for The College of Optometrists, said:
ABDO celebrates drive to Enviromental Friendly Management
ABDO College is celebrating the success of a major boost to its ongoing campaign to be more environmentally friendly. By moving as much of its work online as possible, the College is saving over 475,000 sheets of paper each year.
Celebrity glasses wearer, Prue Leith chooses Booth&Bruce for Bread Week!
Prue Leith is known for her bold frame choices...and her first show of the season makes no exception.
2019 American Academy of Optometry Resident Travel Fellowship Recipients Announced
The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2019 Resident Travel Fellowship Awards.
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