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CooperVision announced its acquisition of No7 Contact Lenses.
The company will operate within the CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Group.
Contact lens and dry eye support for independents
Positive Impact is introducing weekly edrop-inf surgeries for contact lens and dry eye queries.
Essilor Group to complete acquisition of Lenstec
The Essilor Group in the UK have announced their intention to complete the acquisition of the remainder of the Lenstec Optical Group shareholding from owners Nigel Castle and Gerard Donovan
New milestone for the Eye Doctor
A patent has been granted for Sterileyes, an antibacterial shield on the Eye Doctor hot and cold compresses used to treat dry eye, Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and blepharitis.
Key Webinar by Westminster Health on future regulation of Healthcare
The future of professional healthcare regulation reform - efficiency, scope, safety, and the impact of the pandemic on the future regulatory landscape
Join us at SEE,Summit on the Environment.
On Earth Day, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is calling on everyone across the optical professions and industry to save the 4th of October 2021 for the inaugural SEE Summit on the Environment.
Extra CET opportunities with Fresh Content from Essilor E-Academy
Essilor Ltd has introduced new CET content on its E-Academy platform to provide registered ECPs extra opportunities to gain points across a wide range of competencies.
Covid antiviral taskforce for the Autumn
Government launches COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce to roll out innovative home treatments this autumn
The International Opticians Association (IOA) has opened applications for the 2021 IOA Silmo International Optician of the Year Award
The event, recognises the importance of the optician in the optical business.
Programme announced for business symposium iDay21
Early-bird booking has opened for the popular Independents Day business symposium and the full programme has been announced.
GOC suspends Glasgow based optometrist
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend an optometrist based in Glasgow, from its register for twelve months.
College Update on Chloramphenicol
The College has produced an update to the summary of product characteristics (SPC) for the Prescription Only Medicine (POM) form of chloramphenicol 0.5% multi-dose eye drops.
HEIW says the "Future approach for optometry services paper suggests major change in Wales
Health Education and Improvement Wales heralds the biggest change in primary care optometry in Wales in a generation”.
GOC suspends Cheltenham based optometrist
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend an optometrist based in Cheltenham, from its register for twelve months.
One more sign of emerging "normality".SILMO 2021
The attractiveness of SILMO Paris is reinforced with each edition. Save the date.
ABDO College, first day back!
ABDO College has welcomed back its first group of students today after a year of online teaching.
Essilor to Present New Results for its Stellest Lens for Children With Myopia
Essilor will unveil pivotal 2-year clinical trial results of its Stellest lens for myopia.
AAO Urges Ophthalmic Equipment Manufacturers to Standardize Digital Imaging
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, this week published a report urging ophthalmic imaging device manufacturers to standardize image formats
NHS funded PPE extended until end of March 2022
In England, the Department of Health and Social Care will continue to fund PPE for opticians until
GOC erases Cardiff based dispensing optician
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase a dispensing optician based in Cardiff, Wales, from its register.
@Théa the new 2021 " let's open our eyes" Campaign
Thealoz@ Duo Dry Eye drops, Thea's leading dry eye brand is repeating its successful TV advertising campaign.
Innovations, Ocuco's Lab Management Software, is awarded Best Optical Lab Software Vertical for 2021
Innovations, Ocuco's Lab Management Software (LMS), has been awarded Best Optical Lab Software Vertical for 2021 by HealthCare Insights Magazine, which annually recognizes leading companies in the healthcare sector.
General Optical Council ( GOC) shares insights from public perceptions research
The General Optical Council (GOC) has published its 2021 public perceptions research, which seeks to understand the public’s views and experiences of opticians across the UK.
Join an interactive CET webinar addressing data security needs in sight care
Ocuco supports an interactive session centred on addressing data security in optometry on Wednesday 28 April, at 6 p.m. BST.
DANSHARI inaugurates the new Logistics Centre in Montebelluna
The warehouse based in Italy will handle shipments to Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America
OSA and ABDO to share benefits
The Optical Suppliers Association (OSA) joins forces with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) to increase the benefits for its members.
New OFNC Chair confirms course for the coming year.
The incoming Chair of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee, Gordon Ilett, has thanked outgoing Chair Paul Carroll for the leadership he has provided throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
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