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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Retro is back with Rock Star from Eyespace.

Rock Star by Eyespace

Colour is everything when it comes to young Rock Stars and multi-award-winning frame manufacturer, Eyespace is offering the complementary 10-in-1 pens as a fun gift with purchase. 

mark' ennovy offers practical solution on packaging.

mark ennovy

mark'ennovy introduces “right and left” labelling to contact lens boxes to make “right and left eye” lens identification a little bit easier for Eye Care Professionals and their patients.

VARILUX X SERIES Re-invents NEAR VISION and creates VISUAL FLUIDITY.

Varilux X Series

Essilor has re-invented near vision at arm’s length and developed the first progressive lens to match the maximum volume of vision that wearers need in the modern world with its revolutionary new Varilux X series design

Mykita present Mykita Studio Collection a RADICAL REDUCTION.

ykita Studio 5

Presenting the first optical models in the MYKITA STUDIO collection. Radical in their reduced material concept, the STUDIO 5 models are slender stainless steel frames with a thick powder coating.

FYSH announce new May releases.

FYSH 3581

Natural inspiration is the focus for the pre-summer FYSH UK launch. 

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Latest News

Chief Officer Whittington of LOCSU now confident on Breakthrough.

Richard Whittington

Richard Whittington has said that he is confident the sector can hit its 2018 Breakthrough target despite the recent slow-down in commissioning decisions.

Professions best, sought for AOP Awards 2018.

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has opened nominations for the AOP Awards 2018. From today (26 May) patients and practitioners will be able to nominate individuals and organisations in 12 categories – including the new category, Health and Wellbeing Practice of the Year.

College of Optometrists announces new accreditation of Professional Diploma in Glaucoma.

Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have been accredited as a provider of the Professional Diploma in Glaucoma by the College of Optometrists. The Diploma is designed to prepare optometrists to participate in community or hospital-based schemes for the management of patients with established chronic open-angle glaucoma (COAG) and other cases of glaucoma deemed suitable for management by optometrists.

100% Confidence in 100% Optical.

100% nominated for Excellence Award.

IACLE educators to join AOCLE Annual Workshop and BCLA.

AOCLE Lina

Contact lens educators from Colombia and India will travel to the United States next month for the Annual Workshop of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators (AOCLE).

Ortho K explained in Patient Information Video on Youtube.

Gloucester

Ortho-k is explained in a short consumer-focused youtube video which can be added to websites and run in the reception area of any practice providing the overnight vision correction.


BCLA announces move to join other professional bodies at 199 Gloucester Terrace.

Gloucester
BCLA and FMO are delighted to announce that BCLA will be sharing FMO’s offices at 199 Gloucester Terrace from the end of June. 

American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces The 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowships.

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the eleven recipients for the 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowship program. 

New COO for Blackfin manufacturer.

Ivo Benvegnù

Pramaor, the company based in Agordo, in the Province of Belluno, specialising in the manufacture of top-of-the-range titanium eyewear under the brand name Blackfin, announces that Ivo Benvegnù has been appointed Chief Operations Officer,

Challenge Shamir Transitions.

Transitions Challenge

Shamir are excited to launch their 2017 Campaign ‘Satisfied or Exchange’ with Transitions



AOP responds to Consumer Advice By Daily Miror.

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is responding to the Mirror article

Optometrist leads International eye care research.

Christian French

Pioneering research which could potentially transform the way eye care can be translated into health care around the world is being led by a Market Harborough optometrist.

MEI invests in Retail

A targeted business growth strategy, the participation in events for opticians and a dedicated website: these are the channels through which the company is promoting its compact EzFit to small labs and shops

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upcoming events

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08/06/2017 - ABDO - East Midlands
Shamir on Lens Design

08/06/2017 - Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC - South West
AGM & Lecture

11/06/2017 - ABDO - North East
Shamir on Lens Design

21/06/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - Home Counties
A highlight of the educational programme is the OCT LIVE courses, which are free to attend and taking place nationwide. OCT imaging is brought to life with real patients, who are scanned live in HD on the big screen as an illustration of the type of case the optometrist might see in practice and how that patient should be managed.

22/06/2017 - Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC - South West
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC AGM PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE: AGM & LECTURE - Speaker: Pierre Rautenbach 'Eye Casualty & Urgent Conditions'

28/06/2017 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - London
Shamir on Lens Design

24/09/2017 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - East Anglia
Shamir on Lens Design

26/09/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - Home Counties
A highlight of the educational programme is the OCT LIVE courses, which are free to attend and taking place nationwide. OCT imaging is brought to life with real patients, who are scanned live in HD on the big screen as an illustration of the type of case the optometrist might see in practice and how that patient should be managed.

02/10/2017 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - West Midlands
Shamir on Lens Design

08/10/2017 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - North West
Shamir on Lens Design

09/10/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - South Wales
A highlight of the educational programme is the OCT LIVE courses, which are free to attend and taking place nationwide. OCT imaging is brought to life with real patients, who are scanned live in HD on the big screen as an illustration of the type of case the optometrist might see in practice and how that patient should be managed.

13/10/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - International
A highlight of the educational programme is the OCT LIVE courses, which are free to attend and taking place nationwide. OCT imaging is brought to life with real patients, who are scanned live in HD on the big screen as an illustration of the type of case the optometrist might see in practice and how that patient should be managed.

29/10/2017 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - North West
Shamir on Lens Design

07/11/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - West Midlands
A highlight of the educational programme is the OCT LIVE courses, which are free to attend and taking place nationwide. OCT imaging is brought to life with real patients, who are scanned live in HD on the big screen as an illustration of the type of case the optometrist might see in practice and how that patient should be managed.

03/09/2107 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - South East
Shamir on Lens Design

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