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Measure what you could save on Measuring IOPs
Grafton Optical launch the ORA® G3 Business Case Calculator and invite you to TAKE THE TONOMETRY CHALLENGE to see what you could save if you made the switch
Ocuco repeats highly successful webinar on Paediatric Optometry, by popular demand.
Back by popular demand: CET accredited clinical lecture on Paediatric Optometry brought to you by Ocuco
IACLE reports success of TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators’ TLC Initiative to support educators, their students and the contact lens industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, has been a major success since it launched three months ago today.
New BCLA webinar will give tips on growing your contact lens business
Helping eye care professionals to grow their contact lens business will be the subject of the next BCLA webinar, with the session giving a series of top tips and advice.
CHECT warns of ignorance of Childhood eye cancers
One third of parents say a squint is NOT a symptom of childhood eye cancer
Cegedim Rx, company providing OptoManager withdraws services.
Following Cegedim's announcement LOCSU states it is supporting LOCs and PECs as Cegedim Rx withdraws from UK market
Paskal 3d simulates night driving vision
The end of British Summer Time on 25th October is set to throw thousands of motorists into darker driving conditions and many turning to their optometrist for help.
The GOC have published a statement on the service of registration notices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this statement the GOC set out how they will serve notices under the GOC Registration Rules 2005 (‘Rules’) during the COVID-19 emergency.
New BCLA President urges members to ‘do things differently’ if they want to be the best
The new President of the BCLA, Indie Grewal, has urged eye care practitioners to focus on how they can “do things differently” in order to provide patients with the best possible service.
Vision Aid Overseas to close recycling scheme
Vision Aid Overseas has ended its recycling scheme in the UK and will no longer accept used spectacles
RCOphth disagrees with latest NICE guideline on Cataract Services
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is responding to the NICE rapid guideline on Covid-19 testing and the potential adverse effect on the return to routine cataract surgery.
The College has modified and continues to adapt its Pandemic Guidance
Further modifications to its Pandemic Guidance have been made by the College of Optometrists
RNIB Scotland warns of E-Scooter dangers
Sight loss charity RNIB Scotland has welcomed news that moves to trial the use of rented e-scooters north of the border have been put on hold.
ABDO takes another look at the GOC ESR Consultation
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has set out fresh analysis to contribute to the debate about the GOC’s proposals for education reform.
LOOK-made in Italia produces new company video
An off-screen voice, emotional and captivating background music. Then the images one after another, clear and strong.
General Optical Council (GOC) statement on use of technology during COVID-19 emergency
In these extraordinary times, we are fortunate that in all four countries of the United Kingdom we have a group of exceptionally well qualified eye care
professionals on whom the general public and fellow healthcare professionals can rely.
Scotland issues plans for testing in Residential and Care Homes from today (7th Sept)
The Directorate of Primary Care Scotland issued PCA(O)2020(15), which confirms that routine eye care services can be provided within day centres and residential centres (including care homes) from 7 September 2020.
OFNC UPDATE: Mounting concern over delays in Covid-19 Funding Information by Optical Practices in England
The OFNC has kept the sector up to date while waiting for NHS England to publish its guidance on ongoing COVID-19 support for optical practices.
Three Optical Bodies announce they are leaving their London Headquarters
Optical sector organisations unveil plans to sell headquarters
New state-of-the-art eye health clinic and surgical centre opens in Ipswich to help cut waiting times for patients
A new eye health clinic and surgical centre which is set to significantly reduce waiting times for eye surgery in Ipswich and the wider county has just opened.
ABDO Announces Board Election Results
The results of the election to the Board of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) are as follows:
"64% of people unaware of blue light impact on skin" says Unilever Research.
Two in three (64%) people are unaware of the effect that blue light can have on their skin, Unilever has found. We want to help people “beat the screen blues” by raising awareness of the negative impact that blue light has on skin – not just on our faces, but on the rest of the body too.
GOC approves temporary changes to the Optometry Handbook and Supervision Policy
From 23 July to 6 August 2020, the GOC ran a short consultation on proposed temporary changes to our Optometry Handbook and Supervision policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Domiciliary eyecare begins in Northern Ireland for those in their own homes
The HSC has written to all GOS contractors in Northern Ireland to confirm that Phase 3a of the strategic plan for primary care ophthalmic services during Covid-19 will start on 1 September.
PHN’s Monthly review of & 7-Day rolling average Covid infection Rates in UK
On the week that School Children return to school in England, the UK has seen as continuing rise in infection rates.
Boost for FMO current members by refund of subscriptions
Today the FMO Board announced a 50% or 100% refund of all of their members 2020 subscriptions.
In the AAO Awards season they announce further deserving recipients
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), in collaboration with the Fredric and Marion Rosemore Family Foundation and the Bert C. and Lydia M. Corwin Contact Lens Residency award announce
Access to free PPE for GOS contractors and how to make NHS mail applications
Practitioners in England should note that NHS England and Improvement (NHSE-I) has now published further advice and guidance on setting up an NHS mail account and ordering NHS-funded PPE.
J&J (USA) Looking to Enroll 60,000 Participants in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
First Word published news of a phase 3 trial Johnson & Johnson is planning to get under way in September to test its coronavirus vaccine candidate Ad26.COV2.S is looking to recruit up to 60,000 participants globally, the company confirmed Thursday.
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