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The College of Optometrists recognises outstanding contributions to optometry with Life and Honorary Fellowships
The College of Optometrists has announced it is awarding six new Life Fellowships, and one Honorary Fellowship, to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession or to the College.
Outstanding specialist team and special schools win coveted special educational needs and disabilities award
An eye care project representing a partnership between 7 special schools and the UK charity SeeAbility, has won nasen’s 2019 Provision of the Year Award.
IACLE to play a crucial role in educating tomorrow’s practitioners
The expansion of optometric education worldwide will open up major opportunities for the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), which celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
Optinet rolls out eGOS in England
Optinet has supported five independent practices in England this month to become early adopters of electronic General Ophthalmic Services (eGOS) GOS1 and GOS3 form submissions – with full integration
Principles for good practice issued to protect patients online
Healthcare organisations including regulators, royal colleges and faculties, are today Friday 8 November issuing a set of principles to help protect patient safety and welfare when accessing potentially-harmful medication online or over the phone.
GOC suspends Manchester based optometrist
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend an optometrist based in Manchester, from its register for six months.
New AOP guidance sheds light on over-referrals
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has produced new guidance and a helpful infographic to explain why some eye diseases have high levels of ‘false positive’ referrals of patients to hospital.
Health Matters recent Edition re: Rough Sleeping
A recent edition of Health Matters focuses on the scale of rough sleeping in England, the causes and consequences of rough sleeping (including the links with poor physical and mental health, prevention and effective interventions) and relevant calls to action.
New Edinburgh art exhibition highlights Progressive Sight Loss in Artist
A new exhibition by an artist who is progressively losing his sight has opened in Edinburgh.
University of Herts looks forward to prize giving evening
Louis Stone held an optical exhibition at the University of Hertfordshire on Wednesday October 30th.
Report on Forward View: Vision and Eye health: the main points from the joint Vision UK and RSM October Conference
The Forward View: Eye health and sight loss conference held on 9 October 2019 was a joint venture between the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) GP with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the RSM Ophthalmology Section and Digital Health Section for everyone involved in eye health and associated care.
Insight Optical Training announces partnership with SightCare.
Insight Optical Training will be running one-day workshops at venues across the UK at a discounted rate for SightCare members.
Have you booked your place at the NOC?
This year’s National Optical Conference (NOC) on 13-14 November is proving extremely popular with places filling fast.
American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces 2019 JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION J. PAT CUMMINGS SCHOLARSHIPS
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision is pleased to announce the 2019 J. Pat Cummings Scholarship recipients.
GOC launches New Standards website
To help optical businesses implement the new Standards for Optical Businesses that came into effect 1 October, the GOC has launched a new Standards website.
First reported at the Forward View conference at the RSM last month comes further confirmation on a contract for Special Schools lobbied for by SeeAbility
The first steps towards new GOS contract for Special Schools is currently being negotiated at the OFNC.
GOC publishes it findings on the 3 year CET cycle ending Dec 2018.
CPD has been mandatory since 2005. In response to a Government white paper in 2007, ensuring registrants’ continuing fitness to practise (revalidation), we carried out research into risks associated with optical practice in 2010
AAOF announces THE 2019 VINCENT SALIERNO SCHOLARSHIP recipients
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the recipients of the 2019 Vincent Salierno Scholarships.
New Lookkino Red-Dot Campaign, because creativity is child’s play!
Inspired by International Dot Day, celebrated every year on September 15th, LOOK made in Italia launches Red-Dot, the new marketing campaign to promote the Lookkino line.
Nirvan Javan are: CALLING EUROPE.
After a successful start in Switzerland, NIRVAN JAVAN is now searching for partners within the European market.
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY spotted in BLACKFIN Sunglasses
Oscar-award-winning actor, Matthew McConaughey was photographed wearing Blackfin on September 7th while attending a Texas Longhorns vs. LSU Tigers football game
World Health Organization Challenges Optometrists to Address Global Vision Care Deficiencies
Giving their first presentation on the World vision report, the organization addressed thousands at the joint meeting of the American Academy of Optometry and World Council of Optometry.
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