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Don't miss the Greatest Show in Optics
The UK’s largest optical event, 100% Optical, is promising its 9,000 visitors their greatest optical journey yet at its biggest, boldest and brightest 2019 show. Now 1 month to go!
FODO prize winner announced for Anglia Ruskin
FODO congratulates Isabel Connelly from the Anglia Ruskin University, who was awarded the FODO prize for best overall performance in Final Practical Dispensing in the Ophthalmic Dispensing degree.
Eyewear Week is coming are you ready?
100% Optical is launching a brand new Eyewear Week running from 7 – 13 January to help save the high street and raise the profile of the most important fashion accessory there is.
APPG met this week:
Experts met on December 10, to discuss Eye Health and Visual Impairment, in particular Vision Screening for four to five year olds.
College Council Election results announced
The College of Optometrists has announced the names of its newest Council members.
College of Optometrists launches new app.
The College of Optometrists has launched a new app to help support members in providing the best possible patient care.
GOC suspends London Optometrist
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend an optometrist based in London, from its register for a period of six months
Fittingbox chosen by Fielmann as key strategic partner for Digitization
After several months of worldwide technological research and analysis, Fielmann, Central Europe`s market leader in eyewear, has chosen FittingBox as one of its key partners for the digitization process.
Performance Finance acquires specialist paper finance team from the Practice Finance Company.
We are delighted to announce that Performance Finance has strengthened its position in the paper professions lending market by acquiring a specialist paper finance team from the Practice Finance Company.
‘All-encompassing’ joint meeting hailed a success
The first-ever joint meeting of two leading associations focused on contact lenses and anterior eye has been hailed as a “triumph of teamwork” with more than 150 delegates enjoying a range of lectures on a wide range of key topics.
Employment of EU clinicians and staff after possible No Deal exit.
In a letter sent out by Matt Hancock, the Health and Social Care Minister it is clear that the continued employment of EU workers will require urgent action in the new year. Here is a part of that letter:
Academy 2018 in San Antonio shatters attendance records
The Academy 2018 at San Antonio, held November 7-10, was the 97th annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. It was the largest meeting in the Academy’s history with a total of 7,948 registrants (a 3% increase over 2017), including 4,625 optometrists and vision scientists and 1,168 students.
Last Chance invitation for 10 suppliers to boost sales in 2019
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MEI: Excellent feedback obtained following ITALY’S IRSOO on the EZFIT Compact Solution.
The partnership entered into six months ago between MEI and IRSOO – the Institute for Research and Studies in Optics and Optometry in Vinci (Florence) – for the educational evaluation of EzFit, the all-in-one edger designed to bring milling technology into retail outlets and small labs, ends on a positive note.
Charles Bonnet Syndrome. What is this mysterious undereported condition?
Vision Direct have invited Judith Potts, the founder of Charles Bonnet Syndrome campaign Esme’s Umbrella, to talk about what Charles Bonnet Syndrome is, as well as how it directly affected her life.
SILMO Istanbul 2018 expands the sphere of influence.
The International Silmo Istanbul 2018 Optical Fair, which is organized for the sixth edition this year, will be held on December 13-16 at Istanbul Expo Center Yeþilköy.
New research reveals live probiotics can re-balance the gut microbiome and modify immune system responses
New research published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics demonstrates that ‘good’ bacteria in the live probiotic SymproveTM can successfully reach and colonise the gut, where they go on to change the existing gut flora. They are also capable of modifying immune response.
Optician’s sought-after apprenticeship featured in new ITN programme
An in-demand apprenticeship scheme by Vision Express continues to accept ambitious youngsters – and has now joined forces with ITN Productions and the Association of Colleges (AoC) for a programme championing the benefits of skillsbased learning.
CET Consultation shows appetite for change, says GOC Spokesperson.
GOC registrants have a strong appetite for increased control over their learning and development, according to the results of the regulator’s recent Fit for the Future Continuing Education and Training (CET) consultation.
Blackfin supports Andrea Bocelli Foundation
Since 2015 the Blackfin eyewear brand has supported the maestro’s foundation to give the most vulnerable members of society a voice and new opportunities
MIDO Exhibition Registration now LIVE
MIDO's annual show in Milan is to be held on the 23rd to the 25th February 2019 next year.
Fiona Bruce makes appeal on behalf of VAO
Fiona Bruce, Vision Aid Overseas' Ambassador said, “If a child cannot see clearly, their world and opportunities are limited. I have seen first-hand the incredible work of Vision Aid Overseas
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