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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Beautiful innovation comes from Stepper.

SI-30092 from Stepper

The initial appeal of the STEPPER SI-30092 lies in its simple contemporary design. Embellishment free styling derives its attractiveness from understated lines with the frame’s detail delivered through clever material selection and colouration.

January Jones wearing Mykita from the Decade Range.

NXT Lenses from Essilor

Mad Men star, January Jones wears Mykita.

NXT® sun lenses- NEVER COMPROMISE from Essilor.

NXT Lenses from Essilor

Essilor® Sun Solution™ presents its cutting-edge material for sun lenses, with no compromise.

Grafton Optical announce new rental scheme for E-Eye, "not a dry eye in the house"

Stargazer from OKIA

Exclusively available in the UK and Ireland through Grafton Optical, E-Eye uses patented IRPL® (Intense Regulated Pulsed Light) technology specifically designed for the treatment of Dry Eye due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).

Many more exciting new products on our New Products Pages.

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Latest News

Volunteers needed for Homeless Charity.

Vision Care for Homeless People is looking for new trustees – particularly anyone with a keen interest in IT or fundraising.

Brexit what Brexit?

There's no Brexit uncertainty at 100% Optical, with wonderfully designed European eyewear on show from across the continent!

AAO Public Health and Environmental Vision Section Announces 2017 Henry B. Peters Award Recipient.

Melvin Shipp

The Public Health and Environmental Vision (PHEV) Section of the American Academy of Optometry is pleased to announce Melvin D. Shipp, OD, MPH, DrPH, as the 2017 Henry B. Peters Award.

Are Screens hurting Children's Eyes? AOP answer.

80% of optometrist’s report worried parents when it comes to screen time

AIO responds to PHN open letter to all Optical, Trade and Membership Bodies on the State of our Professions.

Dear Sir,
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The letter that PHN has issued to 'interested parties' has the potential to stimulate valuable debate about the long term future of eyecare in the U.K.

AIO reflects on GOC response, differentials between Scotland and Wales and England, manpower and "the totally fragmented state of representation in the world of optics."
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FDA Approves iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System to Treat Hyperopia With and Without Astigmatism.

The FDA has approved a new indication for the Star S4 IR Excimer Laser System and iDesign System.  With the approval, the iDesign can be used for LASIK patients with hyperopia, with and without astigmatism.(Ophthalmology Section)

Bausch + Lomb Launches Fortifeye Capsular Tension Ring.

Bausch + Lomb announced the US launch of the FortifEYE capsular tension ring (CTR), a preloaded, sterile, nonoptical implant indicated for the stabilization of the crystalline lens capsule in the presence of weak or partially absent zonules in adult patients undergoing cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation. 

Review of artificial vision technologies showing that the Argus II bionic eye is fundable.

PE Stanga

Currently under funding review by NHS England, this recently published review show that the technology provides sufficient cost savings and patient benefits to justify its funding by the NHS. (Ophthalmology Section)

Leeds Opening for new Homeless Clinic.

Appleson from Leeds

Homeless People in Leeds are about to benefit from a new eyecare service, dedicated to their needs, which is widely supported by the local community.

Bournemouth Tattooists turn to Ortho-K

Amy Billing

Bournemouth tattooists, Amy and Abigail, frustrated with wearing glasses, have turned their sights to Ortho-k which leaves them with a superb eye for detail.

FMO Centenary celebrated in London.

FMO celebrated its Centenary year in style on 11 July with an event in the Weston Pavilion at the Southbank Centre attended by FMO members and guests from all of the optical bodies. 

New CET advice for extended primary eye care services published.

New continuing education advice for extended primary eye care services has been issued by LOCSU and endorsed by ABDO, AOP, FODO and the College of Optometrists.

Win BIG with Shamir's new Scratchcard competition.

Shamir Scratchcard

Chances to win Smart TV's worth £500 and Fortnum and Mason Hampers!

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Latest Briefings

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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

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A guide to your LOC on the web

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upcoming events

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

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

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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