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Heidelberg announced as Gold Sponsors at Optrafair Exchange
Heidelberg Engineering will join Optrafair Exchange as Gold Sponsor for the 2019 show. Heidelberg Engineering have been long time supporters of the UK’s leading Optical exhibition and will continue their commitment into next year.
Rallying call made at House by VCFP
Reaching almost half of the UK’s homeless and dispossessed was the rallying call of Vision Care for Homeless People this week.
Further Growth at Positive Impact
Positive Impact has announced further expansion with three staff changes. The company has promoted Ellie Jarman (pictured) to the role of Marketing Co-Ordinator to take its marketing initiatives to the next level.
Daniel Williams produces a further Clinical Briefing for OPCHAT News on LV services
Entitled “Seven Tips to make providing a Low Vision Service profitable” it joins his series now making five short educational and interesting blogs on living with sight loss and how practitioners can make a difference.
Dyslexics gain benefit from Vista Mesh Lenses
Dyslexics and those with visual processing challenges are experiencing positive results with Vista Mesh spectacle lenses, opticians around the country report.
Opchat News backs the campaign for better eye sight when driving and wants YOUR signature.
Only another 6000 signatures needed to obtain the necessary 10,000 for Government to act on Driving Blind.We ask why as an Optical Sector we havent provided this number already?
Say NO to DRIVING BLIND and sign the PETITION
The National Campaign to stop UK motorists ‘driving blind’ and save lives is winning support from optical, road safety and political leaders and media, but opticians are being urged to sign the petition before the December 12 cut-off deadline. Read the full story here
AOP calls for tighter vision regulations on drivers
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is inviting practitioners to get involved in its second Don’t swerve a sight test driving and vision campaign ahead of Road Safety Week (19-25 November).
VE drives awareness of Dangers in Driving with poor sight.
An eye health initiative has beaten off stiff competition at this year’s CIPR PRide awards for best Transport or Automotive Campaign, as Vision Express sets its sights on political change around sight standards for drivers.
Crisis at Christmas, optometrists services - kit needed.
Do you have domiciliary eye testing equipment you can lend or give to the Crisis at Christmas Opticians team?
Life and Honorary Fellowships announced by College of Optometrists
The College of Optometrists will be awarding two new Life Fellowships and one Honorary Fellowship at the Diploma Ceremony on 6 November 2018.
GOC erases Lincolnshire Optom.
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase an optometrist based in Lincolnshire, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as an optometrist in the UK.
Life-saving CPR training debuts at VE
With out-of-hospital cardiac arrests topping 60,000 every year, Vision Express upskills team with resus and defibrillator training
Call for Presentations: A unique opportunity at Optrafair Exchange 2019
New for 2019, Optrafair and the FMO are offering you the chance to present on the topics that you are an expert in. Now is your opportunity to present in Optrafair’s theatres and educate your peers.
Costa Rican charity bike ride for Heart UK
Bicester director participating in the big heart bike ride: cycling 360km in Costa Rica to raise money for Heart UK – the cholesterol charity
AOP & WCSM host discussion on Williams Report
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) and The Association of Optical Practitioners (AOP) arranged a discussion evening at the AOP offices to discuss the recent publication of The William Report into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare.
OrCam MyEye nominated as "Product of the Year" Contender at AOP Awards.
The next generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 artificial vision device has been shortlisted for the Product of the Year award by the Association of Optometrists (AOP).
VE pays tribute to long serving staff
As Vision Express celebrates its 30th year of trading this month, it has honoured 88 longest serving team members, who together have reached milestones totalling an impressive 1,690 years.
Zoobug's colourful relauch at SILMO 2018
ZooBug kids ranges have been designed specifically for kids by Dr Julie Lee who created the ZooBug London brand
UK and Ireland Opticians vist Stepper Germany.
Hans Stepper and his wife Kirsti welcomed the delegates to Stuttgart during a meal of Swabian (Stuttgart region) food at the start of a total infusion into the world of STEPPER.
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