The Latest News
Poppy's parents call for a change in the law that might have saved her life.
The parents of a three-year-old girl run down and killed by a pensioner who was told his eyesight made him unfit to drive have launched a campaign to change the law.
PHN calls on the profession to act and advocate.
Vision Express reveals the line-up for its 30th anniversary Ride4Sight cycle team.
National optician launches fourth charity challenge in aid of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust.
Edinburgh City Council to ban advertising boards from the streets of the capital.
The move was passed today [Thursday, May 17th] by the council’s Transport and Environment Committee. What it means to the VI population.
Proposed new NHS regional team structures, yet more change!
Proposals to integrate NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams in the North, the Midlands and the East, follow the changes already implemented to create new regional teams for the South West, South East and London, and will create seven regions in total.
GOC announces further timetable for Education Strategy.
The GOC have announced the next stages of their Education Strategic Review (ESR).
OC endorses NAO report on Capita/NHS England Fiasco.
The Optical Confederation wholeheartedly endorses the conclusion of an NAO report published today (17 May) that the service to primary care practitioners from Capita and NHS England has fallen a long way below an acceptable standard.
City University OpSoc enjoys night to remember.
105 attendees were at the very luxurious The Royal Horseguards Hotel on April 20th in Embankment overlooking the Thames.
FODO latest strategy includes calls for lower VAT.
At FODO's annual strategy meeting, the FODO Group Board and industry leaders met to review eye health needs and to plan how we will support members to expand primary and community services.
E Anglia Co-op to sell Opticians.
As reported by BBC Look East news, the Ipswich-based East of England Co-op is selling off its opticians and pharmacies.
England Vision Strategy Conference.
Another invigorating day was attended by over 100 delegates at the England Vision Strategy Conference.
Myopia Management Course to run again this June.
Registrations are open for the latest ‘Managing Myopia’ online course, conducted by Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy, commencing on June 12, 2018.
PHN announces revised Privacy Statements ready for GDPR May 25th Changes
New privacy statements have been published for both PHN knowledge websites,Opchat News published by PHN as well as for the public educational site Mylocaloptician.
The statements recognise the legitimate interest of the readerships in creating knowledge sites for the benefit and preservation of good vision. By providing independently sourced news and knowledge provided by recognised sources both for the professions, academia and industry in the Optical Sector as well as to its public readership in educating and encouraging better eye health. Read About Primary Health Net and About Mylocaloptician.
No7 Director celebrates 40 years in CL Industry.
No7 Technical Director Kevin Taylor, celebrating 40 years in the contact lens industry, has highlighted the increasing complexity of designs now produced routinely
London launch for World Class Glaucoma Atlas.
Glaucoma education is elevated to a new level on 7 June, when the Glaucoma Imaging Atlas is launched in London by Heidelberg Engineering.
AAO launched new Academy online CE Platform.
The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new online CE and resource platform, Academy Online.
Essilor supports two schools.
Essilor and independent opticians are supporting two schools in Africa by bringing vision care to 2,000 pupils.
Asian CL meeting is opportunity for new BCLA Fellows.
Eye care professionals have been invited to join a select group of 200 leading eye care professionals across the globe by applying to become a BCLA Fellow at the organisation’s forthcoming event in Singapore.
More news here and archived news quarter back by quarter or tap on the upper coloured tabs to go to your favourite story topics.Or use the Search box above