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Opchat,PHN's Online Optical magazine

The Optical Sector's Daily News Magazine keeping you up to date with new products, professional matters, industry news and exhibitions and much more whenever and wherever you want to read it for todays news including archived stories.

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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

New Auto Lens Meter from Mainline Opt. Connections does so much more.

MLM Auro Lensmeter 6500

Mainline Optical Connections have launched their NEW MLM6500 Auto Lensmeter which has endless amazing features. Special promotion.

New UV and HDA tecnology from Okia.

Okia Designs

“UV Designspiration” is the name of the revolutionary collection resulting from OKIA’s latest developments in high definition eyewear. 

New Komono Geometry Collection.

FW 2017 by Komono

The popular Clovis style from Komono Opticals gains a geometric family this season. 

Now you can measure acuties on an iPhone!

iSight by Kay

The Kay iSight Test Professional app has been available for nearly one year for the download on ipads. A recent update now also allows for the app to be used on iphones. 

New York a new collection fom OKO by OKO

ew York by OKO

This New York (NY) collection is aptly named as it finds its inspiration from cosmopolitan and multicultural trends and movements just like this city which is often described as " the capital of the world."

Many more exciting new products on our New Products Pages.

Suppliers guide and optical directory

Latest News

Patient Safety Conference announced for 2017 to rectify "blind spots" in NHS providers.

See how new technology can improve patient safety, learn techniques for developing a safety culture and understand how to develop a patient centred approach to safety.

Louis Stone assists in Students fundraising and practical help on two continents.

Louis Stone fund raising

A group from Cardiff University recently took on a charity project in Malawi to help test the eyes of the population in need.

Grafton publish new catalogue to coincide with great deals available.

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A newly updated and comprehensive optical equipment catalogue has recently been published by Grafton Optical.

World Diabetes Day: Imcyse continues patient enrolment in its Phase 1b trial in type 1 diabetes.

Imcyse, is a biotechnology company developing active specific therapies for the treatment of severe chronic diseases, today announces that it began recruiting patients into its multicenter Phase 1b clinical trial in insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes in September.

AOP calls on Optics to support "Don't Swerve a Sight Test campaign"

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is calling for a change in the law that would see all drivers required to prove that their vision meets the legal standard every ten years.

Hope In Sight for 600,000 AMD Sufferers.

John Nolan

New research reveals dietary supplements can lead to vision improvement for sufferers of the most common cause of sight loss. (Ophthalmology page, and Clinical Briefing)

AAO announce career development awardee.

Stacey Choi

The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to announce Stacey S. Choi, PhD, as the 2018 Academy Career Development Award recipient. 

London Optometrist liked Spectralis so much he purchased TWO.

Blink Opticians

 

Hammersmith optometrist Nilesh Soneji liked the SPECTRALIS OCT so much that he bought it twice: one for his Boots franchise and then again when he set up his own independent practice, Blink Optics, in nearby East Sheen.

BCLAs Visionairies Conference to major on Dry Eye.

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The debate over how best to manage dry eye disease within the community starts at BCLA’s Visionaries 2017

PHN announces new partnership promotion deal with World Congress organisers

World Congress

The joint relationship continues to bring PHN's Opchat News to the forefront of the World Optical Community assisting us in providing a marketing platform now read globally.

Optrafair announce 40th anniversary new show exhibitors.

The organisers say they will be marking the occasion with a very special show.

100% Optical publish 11th Insider News and open registration.

100% Insider

What you should keep an eye on at 100% Optical, that's the theme of the latest Optical Insider.

GOC announces new appointments to its statutory advisory committees.

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today appointed ten new lay members to four of its statutory advisory committees. Registration, Education, Investigation and Standards Committees.

GOC erases Southall-based optometrist from its register.

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase an optometrist based in Southall, Middlesex from its register. He will now be unable to practise in the UK.

Scottish Conference Dry Eye Skills workshop, Grafton to provide 3 CET points.

Grafton Optical to participate in the CET Dry Eye Skills Workshop taking place at the Scottish Optical Conference on 26 November. The workshop will be led by BCLA Dry Eye Practitioner of the Year 2017, Nick Dash. 

Dr. Phil Hammond, comedian and health campaigner booked for AOP awards.

Dr Phil Hammond

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has announced that Dr Phil Hammond will host the AOP Awards 2018. 

Grafton announces attendance at Epidemics in Eye Care CET Road Show.

The Epidemics in Eye Care CET Roadshow is being led by the BCLA Dry Eye Practitioner of the Year 2017, Nick Dash. 

AAO makes donation in honour of Brien Holden 2017 awardee.

The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to announce a $5,000 donation has been made to VOSH/International in honor of C. Ellis Potter, OD, FAAO, the 2017 inaugural recipient of the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award. 

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Latest Briefings

Our latest business briefings:

VAT

We have a series of briefings revised in May 2013 on VAT:

VAT Briefings Introduction

VAT FAQs

Paying Too Much VAT Out of Net Profits?

Advantages of Stock Modules for VAT

Practice Management Software

A series of briefings revised in May 2013 on the uses of practice management software:

Practice Management Software: Introduction

Practice Management Software: The Basics

Practice Management Software: Advanced Briefing

Practice Management Software: The Paperless Practice

Improving Business Strengths

Go to our Improving Business Strengths Briefing

Keeping Stock Levels to a Minimum

Go to our Keeping Stock Levels to a Minimum Briefing

Contact Lens Report

EUROMCONTACT Contact Lens Report

Report on Drivers' Vision

Report on Drivers' Vision: A report published by The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)

The Bribery Act

The Bribery Act: Optical Confederation Guidance

LOC BRIEFINGS AND INFORMATION

Check out our LOC information and LOCSU secure pages:

LOC Briefing home

LOCSU (LOC Support Unit)

LOCSU Secure Entry Page

A guide to your LOC on the web

Ophthalmology Outpatient Tariffs 2013/14

 

upcoming events

For further information on any of the events listed below please go to our events page.

20/11/2017 - Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC - South West
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC Meeting

20/11/2017 - BCLA Dry eye management - Home Counties
Epidemics in Eye Care will discuss two of the most prevalent conditions facing us today; Dry Eye and Myopia control. The lectures will detail how to adapt clinical practice to treat the epidemic of Dry Eye that is increasing due to changes in work and lifestyle. Likewise lifestyle and education have caused a doubling in childhood myopia. Information provided will highlight research and practical steps to detail Myopia Management and how to get started in practice.

21/11/2017 - BCLA Dry eye management - Home Counties
Epidemics in Eye Care will discuss two of the most prevalent conditions facing us today; Dry Eye and Myopia control. The lectures will detail how to adapt clinical practice to treat the epidemic of Dry Eye that is increasing due to changes in work and lifestyle. Likewise lifestyle and education have caused a doubling in childhood myopia. Information provided will highlight research and practical steps to detail Myopia Management and how to get started in practice.

22/11/2017 - BCLA Dry eye management - East Midlands
Epidemics in Eye Care will discuss two of the most prevalent conditions facing us today; Dry Eye and Myopia control. The lectures will detail how to adapt clinical practice to treat the epidemic of Dry Eye that is increasing due to changes in work and lifestyle. Likewise lifestyle and education have caused a doubling in childhood myopia. Information provided will highlight research and practical steps to detail Myopia Management and how to get started in practice.

27/11/2017 - BCLA Dry eye management - North West
Epidemics in Eye Care will discuss two of the most prevalent conditions facing us today; Dry Eye and Myopia control. The lectures will detail how to adapt clinical practice to treat the epidemic of Dry Eye that is increasing due to changes in work and lifestyle. Likewise lifestyle and education have caused a doubling in childhood myopia. Information provided will highlight research and practical steps to detail Myopia Management and how to get started in practice.

28/11/2017 - BCLA Dry eye management - North West
Epidemics in Eye Care will discuss two of the most prevalent conditions facing us today; Dry Eye and Myopia control. The lectures will detail how to adapt clinical practice to treat the epidemic of Dry Eye that is increasing due to changes in work and lifestyle. Likewise lifestyle and education have caused a doubling in childhood myopia. Information provided will highlight research and practical steps to detail Myopia Management and how to get started in practice.

29/11/2017 - BCLA Dry eye management - West Midlands
Epidemics in Eye Care will discuss two of the most prevalent conditions facing us today; Dry Eye and Myopia control. The lectures will detail how to adapt clinical practice to treat the epidemic of Dry Eye that is increasing due to changes in work and lifestyle. Likewise lifestyle and education have caused a doubling in childhood myopia. Information provided will highlight research and practical steps to detail Myopia Management and how to get started in practice.

01/12/2017 - No7 - London
Mini-sclerals, hybrid lenses, therapeutic and hand painted lenses - plus Ortho-k for myopia control -can change lives, believes No7. Find out more about the options available particularly Elements and Comfort 15 - and the use of topography in contact lens fitting, plus the high levels of support provided by No7s specialist team, by attending one of the events.

27/01/2018 - 100% Optical - London
Successfully shaping the future of optics in the UK, here's a preview for the 2018 London Exhibition. 27th to 29th January 2018, London ExCeL

04/02/2018 - The Eyehealth Conference by Thea - North West
Early Bird Rates up to 50% savings before Oct 31st. We have a fantastic programme with two tracks of educational topics for you to choose from, broadly split into Anterior Eye and Posterior Eye.

14/04/2018 - Optrafair 2018 by MA Allen Group and FMO - West Midlands
Optrafair is the UK's leading exhibition and educational conference dedicated to the needs of the optical profession since 1978. Valued by a community of practitioners, suppliers and educators to help expand knowledge, grow awareness of products and services, gain CET points and build business.

03/09/2107 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - South East
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recruitment

For further information on any of the jobs listed below please go to our recruitment page.

       
Company Rayner & Taylor Brighton. Category Optometrist
Date To Start ASAP Employment Locum
Location South East Salary 250-275 a day.
       
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