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Read about Heidelberg's new imaging system and how it has improvements for its Angiography Module.

Heyex

It’s not only what you can see but how clearly you see it. Heidelberg reflect on their new imaging system and the benefits for Angiography.

ZOOBUG London: S/S 2017 CAMPAIGN.

Zoobug

Smart, protective and ready for adventure. The new S/S 17 sunglass styles by ZOOBUG LONDON appear in a new campaign by kid’s fashion photographer, Sarah Winborn. 

EVATIK launches 2 nerw styles.

Evatik

Focusing on the use of materials in original and interesting ways, EVATIK’s new models E-9137 and E-9138 feature unique combinations of design elements and quality materials.

Xavier Garcia's new A/W Collection 2016/17.

Xavier Garcia A/W 16

The new Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 campaign reflects the joyful collection and sparkling colours characterized by the energy that transmits the city of Barcelona.

Okia introduces “twisted on” a fun mishmash of colours, patterns and techniques.

Twisted by OKIA

Capitalizing on the popular mix-and-match approach to eyewear and fashion, OKIA launches “Twisted On”, a surprising new HDA® collection.

FYSH UK introduces model F-3567.

FYSH 3567

The unique combination of design elements - a key inspiration for this season’s FYSH UK collection – 

At OKO, KA09, The Frame with something for all, OK ?

KAO9 C 4 for OKO
At OKO by OKO, new collections have been showing an exclusive design, a designer look always seeking for innovation in terms of shapes, materials and colors effects.

 

 

Latest News

AOP Student Conference report, eduactes and entertains.

AOP students

The annual AOP Student Conference, 26-27 November, drew third and second year optometry students from across the country, with delegates benefitting from new tailored career and clinical advice.

Shamir is revving full speed towarsd 100% Optical Show.

Shamir will be bringing the ultimate driving experience to the ExCel, London, in February. Booked your ride?

Magician makes people think they need their eyes tested.

Keynsham magician Warren Singer (left of picture) had people thinking that they couldn’t believe their eyes and wondering if they needed them tested at the town’s Winter Festival last week

JB Fashions to join Optoplast.

The start of an exciting new chapter for these famous names in British optics.

GOC announces new appointments.

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced two appointments to its senior management team.

IACLE salutes 2016 Award winners at Academy Meeting.

IACLE AwardsThe International Association of Contact Lens Educators presented the prestigious IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards and IACLE Travel Award at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) annual meeting held in Anaheim, California this month.


Ophthalmic Performers List to get Priority.

The backlog of Ophthalmic Performer List applications is eventually being given priority Primary Care Support England (PCSE). 

Fitting skills day course - perfect for pre-reg students, newly qualified or those returning to work after a break! Book now for next week!!

This one day contact lens fitting skills course has specifically been designed for pre-reg students, newly qualified or those retuning to work after a break.

The great WOODONE FAMILY inaugurates a new wood production facility in Varna.

Woodone manufacturing

The masterpieces of Italy’s Alto Adige in one single production facility: an operation that confirms the solidity and uniqueness of the brand set up five years ago


Annual FODO DIT lecture discusses future of Irish Optics.

FODO Ireland staff met this week with optical students from the Dublin Institute of Technology to discuss the role they will play in the future of Irish optics

GOC registrants back enhanced services says GOC report.

UK optometrists and dispensing opticians overwhelmingly back the chance to provide more eyecare services, a new GOC research report has found.

20% rise in ortho-k during 2016 reports No7.

No7Growth of more than 20% in the number of patients fitted with Ortho-k lenses during the past 12 months is reported by No7 Contact Lenses.  

Life begins at 40 for BCLA as conference celebrates landmark anniversary.

BCLA

The British Contact Lens Association is preparing to mark its 40th anniversary, and is pledging to look to the future as well as celebrate the past.

Academy 2016 Anaheim Attendance Exceeds Previous Meeting Records.

Academy 2016 Anaheim was the 95th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, and the largest meeting in Academy history with 7,720 total registrants. Full report from USA. 

Optrafair organisers stress commitment to the Optical Profession.

Optrafair

Optrafair covers the whole of the profession, from equipment and lenses to eyewear and business services; all corners of the eye care profession available to the professional in one convenient location.

100% publishes 2017 EXHIBITOR LIST which is now available on line.

100% Listing

Media 10 organisers of 100% Opical are delighted to reveal the official 100% Optical exhibitor list for next year's show. Find out who, here.

Peter Reeve Steps up at Stepper.

HeidelbergSince his appointment to Stepper (UK) Limited in 2003 Peter Reeve has had a pivotal role in the company’s UK success.

An alert to AOP members about potential fraudulent activity

The AOP has been made aware that people are calling AOP members ‘on behalf of the AOP’ trying to obtain personal contact information over the phone. What to do.

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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

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Keeping Stock Levels to a Minimum

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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

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upcoming events

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

06/12/2016 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - West Midlands
These interactive, CET accredited sessions challenge the classic case study book format and demonstrate how a multimodal imaging approach can be used in real life to assess a patientís eye. This yearís theme is macular pathology and we will be following the patient journey from the beginning (how OCT can be used to spot pathology) through to the end (referral protocol and treatment).

17/01/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - South East
These interactive, CET accredited sessions challenge the classic case study book format and demonstrate how a multimodal imaging approach can be used in real life to assess a patientís eye. This yearís theme is macular pathology and we will be following the patient journey from the beginning (how OCT can be used to spot pathology) through to the end (referral protocol and treatment).

23/01/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - Scotland
These interactive, CET accredited sessions challenge the classic case study book format and demonstrate how a multimodal imaging approach can be used in real life to assess a patientís eye. This yearís theme is macular pathology and we will be following the patient journey from the beginning (how OCT can be used to spot pathology) through to the end (referral protocol and treatment).

31/01/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - London
These interactive, CET accredited sessions challenge the classic case study book format and demonstrate how a multimodal imaging approach can be used in real life to assess a patientís eye. This yearís theme is macular pathology and we will be following the patient journey from the beginning (how OCT can be used to spot pathology) through to the end (referral protocol and treatment).

21/02/2017 - Heidelberg Engineering Spectralis - East Midlands
These interactive, CET accredited sessions challenge the classic case study book format and demonstrate how a multimodal imaging approach can be used in real life to assess a patientís eye. This yearís theme is macular pathology and we will be following the patient journey from the beginning (how OCT can be used to spot pathology) through to the end (referral protocol and treatment).

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