The Latest News
London's 2019 Largest Vision Conference is announced at Wimpole Street home of the RSM
Royal Society of Medicine and Vision UK team up to provide one of the largest combined Annual Optical Conferences at Wimpole Street on October 9th
News from the GOC (10th July)
Education Strategy, Love your Lenses and New course Aprovals and More...
BCLA announces new myopia management certificate
A new certificate in myopia management will allow eye care professionals to translate the latest research findings to their clinical practice as part of a drive to boost awareness of the “ticking timebomb” of a global eye health epidemic.
New Blackfin Global Sales Director appointed
The Belluno, Italy company specialized in the manufacture of high-end titanium eyewear under the Blackfin brand, has named Filippo Pustetto global sales director, as of July 8.
NEG celebrates 40th Anniversary with Members
Members of the National Eyecare Group (NEG) gathered in Nottingham last month to help the group celebrate its landmark 40th anniversary.
As Macular week ends Fight for Sight announces Scientific Funding
This Macular Week, Fight for Sight announced funding for scientists at Queen’s University Belfast who hope to boost the capacity for damaged tiny blood vessels in the back of the eye to repair themselves to prevent or slow down sight loss for patients with age-related macular degeneration.
Vision UK reports on Fight For Sight's need for participants in research
The MED4VI Study (mobile electronic devices for visual impairment) – now looking for participants.The study, funded by Fight for Sight and run by the University of Manchester in collaboration with City, University of London, aims to discover whether mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets improve quality of life for people with a visual impairment.
Andrew Brandi nears end of the road for VCHP
Striding out to mark his 60th birthday, Andrew Brandi, has covered more ground than most – the challenge is no less than the 630 miles of the South West Coast path.
Introducing the LOCSU Optical Lead Team
The new LOCSU Optical Lead team is now in place and able to support LOCs across a range of issues, from LOC specific questions and queries through to the facilitation of discussions with commissioners and wider stakeholders.
LOCSU publishes pathway for patients on long-term hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine
The Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) has published a new hydroxychloroquine pathway to align with Royal College of Ophthalmology (RCOphth) guidelines published in February 2018.
Reminder deadline for reporting Annual Practice Complaints
Deadline for reports on NHS practice complaints in England - 19 July, whether you have any recorded or NOT!
AAO announces Barr Awards
American Academy of Optometry foundation announces the 2019 Joe and Janet Barr early career cornea and contact lens research award recipients
GOC shares Fitness to Practise insights with optical business registrants
On Friday last the General Optical Council (GOC) held a roundtable event for optical business registrants at their London office.
Essilor® Sun Solution™ No Ordinary story
The students Anne and Marie-Eve decided to travel across Latin America for six months by bike to support business creation through solidarity financing
AOP launches "Stub it Out" a campaign to encorage smokers to stop putting their vision at risk.
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is today warning that millions of smokers in the UK are putting themselves at increased risk of blindness or sight impairment by continuing with the habit.
New CET Workshops will Enhance Sight Loss and Disability Knowledge of Optical Professionals
Two new CET workshops worth 3 interactive points each have been added to the range offered by Visualise Training and Consultancy to complement their successful Seeing Beyond the Eyes programme
Sight Loss Charities launch "go-to" hub website
Working in partnership, sight loss charities Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK have launched a new online advice hub
Composer dedicates piano composition to VCHP
Vision Care for Homeless People volunteer, Awet Habtezion, has dedicated her new piano composition, HOPE,
Third report on scheme for Registration from College
The College of Optometrists has published its third report analysing pre-registration trainees’ performance on the Scheme for Registration (SfR). The report is based on demographic and performance data of a single cohort of 620 pre-registration trainees who enrolled on the College’s SfR
GOC erases Durham based optometrist
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase an optometrist based in Durham, from its register
IOA announces Finalists for SILMO 2019
The International Opticians Association (IOA), has announced the finalists for the Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award. This innovative award, first given at the 2018 Silmo d’OR Ceremony,
Young Cancer Survivor opens new VE in Metrocentre
The 11-year-old from Prudhoe is Vision Express guest of honour at new store launch
More news here and archived news quarter back by quarter or tap on the upper coloured tabs to go to your favourite story topics.Or use the Search box above