AOP’s journal Optometry Today wins national award.
The AOP’s journal, Optometry Today (OT) has won a prestigious national award at the MemCom 2016 Awards. The journal scooped the ‘Best Professional Association or Royal College magazine’ accolade, announced at a ceremony.
Ocuco User Group Webinars announced.
After the success of their online user group meetings, Practice Management Software (PMS) provider, Ocuco, have now scheduled a series of monthly advanced training webinars...
‘Early bird’ ticket deadline looms for BCLA Asia.
Myopia management, presbyopia and dry eye will come under the microscope during the first ever BCLA conference in Asia.
ABDO College appoints three new Trustees.
ABDO College trustees serve for a maximum of eight years. As three members of the ABDO College board of trustees complete their term of office, three new trustees have been appointed following a round of interviews.
Royal Society of Medicine cancels Sensory Loss Lecture Day.
The RSM has had to cancel a very full day of lectures on sight and hearing, the patient journey and the desire for better commissioning, detection and management of sensory loss.
Norville announces revolutionary WECO C.6.
The most intelligent power tool in your workshop, says Norville.
The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) to present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Dr. Pauline Kang.
AOF is excited to present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Dr. Pauline Kang, an optometry graduate and faculty member of the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Vision Aid Overseas to incorporate Optometry Giving Sight fundraising in the UK.
Optometry Giving Sight and Vision Aid Overseas are very pleased to announce that the vision care charities have entered into a formal agreement whereby Vision Aid Overseas will, from now on, take over Optometry Giving Sight fundraising activities in the UK.
AOP reports record growth of 6% in 2015.
The Association of Optometrists’ (AOP’s) Annual Report 2016 highlights another record year of growth for the organisation.
News from General Optical Council.
Council approved draft guidance on consent and on the duty of candour. Registrants and other stakeholders were particularly keen to receive extra guidance in these two areas and the GOC will now consult on the drafts.Full meeting report.
Shamir and Transitions back TV Campaign with Scratch Card Promotion.
Shamir UK is working with Transitions to offer a fantastic range of lifestyle adaptive lenses now with voucher rewards scratch card scheme
FODO leads the way in its determination to get things moving.
In yesterday's (Tuesday May 10) FODO AGM it was made clear that FODO intends to act as the "engine room " for change in Optics. Their members have the muscle and the commitment to drive an agenda forward.
FODO AGM 2016: FODO "EMBRACES THE FUTURE"
Lynda Oliver, in her second year as FODO Chair, opened the AGM proceedings by promising that FODO, FODO Ireland and NCHA members would continue to be the driving forces for progress and change across the optical and hearing sectors.
New BCLA Student Ambassadors are unveiled.
The latest group of BCLA student ambassadors has been unveiled, helping to raise the profile of contact lenses at universities across the UK and Ireland.
FODO Launches ‘RISK-BASED’ CET AND CPD Training Packs in the UK and Ireland.
FODO has launched the first in a series of peer discussion training resources focussed on the highest areas of risk in front-line clinical practice.
GOC announces Education Strategic Review.
The General Optical Council has set out plans to review education in the optical sector.
FODO Board held an “Away Day” Strategy Meeting.
FODO Board held an “Away Day” Strategy Meeting recently prompted by the gathering sentiment for action regarding the urgent need to improve the profession's ability and legislative changes to provide the service that's required.
GOC to look beyond the norm.
GOC prioritizes the need to reveiw Education in the Optical Sector.
AOP success in unprecedented legal case to protect the profession.
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has intervened and championed practitioners in an unprecedented legal battle based on unfounded NHS England claims.
Space station vision checking comes to Keynsham for the first time.
Norville Opticians has brought the same technology to its newly relocated premises in Keynsham’s High Street as is being used by Tim Peake and his colleagues to make regular checks on their vision.
Call for Abstracts - Academy 2016 Anaheim Scientific Program in November 2016.
The Scientific Program Committee of the American Academy of Optometry invites the submission of abstracts for Academy 2016 Anaheim, to be held Wednesday, November 9 through Saturday, November 12, 2016.
The Business of the Myopia Epidemic.
Myopia amongst UK children has doubled in the past 50 years, and youngsters are becoming short-sighted at a younger age, reveals the most recent report into the much overlooked health issue.
ESSILOR opens Young Eyes in double education mission.
Lens manufacturer Essilor has embarked on a pioneering education mission with neighbouring schools, screening students to raise eye care awareness while helping them learn how to design and build telescopes