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Blue Light..Hazard or Invention
PHN looks at the difference in the way Blue Light is treated abroad and at home
Grafton Announce new Sales Manager for North England and Scotland.
Andrew Robson brings with him over 16 years of experience and knowledge of the optical industry, most recently selling Heine diagnostic instruments in the UK and Ireland.
WCSM Travel Award for ophthalmologists announced
The WCSM Education Trust, a charitable organisation founded by The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, has announced a new travel award for ophthalmologists in training who will present their work at a national or international conference in 2018.
CET planned on all 3 days at Birminghma Optical Stand
See Optrafair Preview pages for program.
CET for all awaits you at NEC.
The entire optical profession will soon unite under one roof at Optrafair for three days of inspiration and opportunity to source the very latest products across the sector. Browse an exhibition hall filled with some of the most leading companies in the industry, some of which have not attended any other UK event.
New CL Hub programme for Optrafait unveilled.
Expert advice on subjects including astigmatism, presbyopia, fitting of irregular corneas and dry eye disease will be on offer as part of a specialist ‘hub’ dedicated to contact lenses at this year’s Optrafair.
Manchester OpSoc Ball
'The Manchester Eyeball is an annual event held at the University of Manchester and it is the biggest social event of the year for Optometry Students. It caters to the whole cohort, staff and students alike and it is hosted by the current OpSoc.
Macular Degeneration to be highlighted at Optrafair
The significance of macular nutrition for good eye health comes into sharp focus at Optrafair with a CET lecture from Professor John Nolan, BSc, PhD, who leads international research in this field.
Opticians to get a clearer view of Visual Impairment
Thomas Pocklington Trust are supporting entrepreneur Daniel Williams, and dispensing optician Peter Black, to drive forward the message that no patient should be diagnosed with an eye condition and left to fend for themselves. This innovative and insightful course leaves optometrists and dispensing opticians empowered with knowledge to deliver the highest quality service to their VIPs (visually impaired patients).
New Business Development Manager for EasyScan in UK & Ireland
EasyScan B. V., the Dutch manufacturer and supplier of EasyScan SLO Smart Retinal Imaging equipment is pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Avery as Business Development Manager for the UK and Ireland.
No 7 Gears up for greater lens production
No7 is gearing up for greater production capacity with a £100,000 investment in a new ultra-precision CNC ophthalmic lathe to manufacture the most complex contact lenses.
Annual GOS workforce stats here
The Government released the annual General Ophthalmic Services workforce statistics earlier this week. This shows the number of ophthalmic practitioners (Optometrists and Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners) who were authorised, by the relevant area team and organisation in England and Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales, to carry out NHS funded sight tests.
Delayed GOS payments due to poor weather!
PCSE have confirmed that there has been a delay in processing some GOS payments due to the recent adverse weather conditions.
GOC confirms erasure of Scots Dispensing Optician
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase a dispensing optician based in South Ayrshire, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as a dispensing optician in the UK.
FODO welcomes Government promise on Scourge of Late Payments
Responding to this afternoon’s Spring Statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians (FODO) Chief Executive David Hewlett, said:
Professional Standards from RCOphth
The Royal Following the release of Professional Standards for Refractive Surgery and a comprehensive set of informative patient information in April 2017, the RCOphth has now released a national data set to be used by clinics offering refractive surgery.
GOC "Love your Lenses" Returns
The GOC’s ‘Love Your Lenses Week’, begins next week, on 24th-30th March.
Win a Venice Trip with Murano
Here at Murano Eyewear LTD we are excited to announce we will once again be giving our customers the opportunity to win a 3-night trip to Venice (Italy). Not only this, but their patients will also have the chance to win a separate duplicate trip.
Experts forecast Glaucoma Epidemic
Vision Express debuts its unique, top-of-the-range Vision Van, in bid to tackle spiralling glaucoma rates, set to further strain NHS by 2050
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