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Grafton Launches 2 new I-Drops
Grafton Optical announce the launch of the I-DROPģ Viscoadaptive tears by I-MED Pharma. Formulated with hyaluronic acid (HA), I-DROPģ is specifically designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and relief for mild to severe Dry Eye sufferers.
Here's a look at the Eyewear Fashion set for Optrafair Exchange
Where frames and fashion collide
New at Optrafair Exchange 2019 just a few of the enticing promises from the Organisers
Eyewear Boutique and Peer Review Hub and lots more
As the dust settles on Londonís Excel event Opchat musters all its efforts for the spectacular arrival of Optrafair Exchange at the NEC
For the 4th year running PHN’s Opchat News has been given a co-media partnership with the MA Group who are assisting the FMO in putting on Optrafair Exchange. The 3-day event dates from March 30th to April 1st this year.
100% Optical kicks off 2019 with a look to the future
Plans for next year’s 100% Optical are already underway with the event taking place from 25-27 January 2020.†
Registration for BCLA 2019 opens
Registration is now open for the 2019 BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition, with delegates urged to book up now to secure their place at the best possible price.
SeeAbility, proud supporter at London Event
To kick off their 220th anniversary year, SeeAbility were proud to be official charity partner of 100% Optical, the largest optical event in the UK which will took place on 12Ė14 January at London ExCel.
New Daily Disposable contacts enter the market.
UltraVision, now a member of the SEED Group are proud to announce their new daily disposable contact lenses, SEED 1dayPure moisture.
Heidelberg appoints new Northern sales manager
Heidelberg Engineering has appointed Matthew McCaffrey as the new Sales Manager for the northern region to keep up with increasing demand for multimodal imaging solutions and maintain the high standard of customer service that the company is known for by its customers. The company's next round of CET education on OCTs is now published on Opchat News's Diary Pages.
Positive approach for GOC Business Standards Consultation
The GOC has published the full report of the consultation into new draft Standards for Optical Businesses. Analysis of the consultation findings show high approval levels from respondents, with the majority agreeing that they will have a positive impact on optical businesses, professionals and the public.
FODO members to benefit from improved insurance and defence cover.
In the Christmas letter from FODO Chief Executive, David Hewlett, mention was made of the improved benefits starting this month to FODO insured members.
Preparation for that "B" Word
This provides advice on what the Government, health care commissioners and health care providers need to consider in advance of EU exit.†
NHS Long Term Planned published
FODO has welcomed the NHS Long Term Plan (published 7 January 2019). There is much that community optics, ophthalmology and hearing services can get behind, although there are also some potential risks.
A new answer to selling exciting frames into untried markets is around the corner
ULTRA Ltd:To provide new platform to aid opticians in choosing and purchasing frames.
AREA98 and Harim Academy Euromediterranea announce the second edition of the COCO SONG AWARD
The Coco Song Award†is having its second edition. Area98 recently announced, in collaboration with the Harim Accademia Euromediterranea, the second edition of the competition dedicated to the students of the Academy to offer young talented people the opportunity to give their own interpretation of the Coco Song collection.
Childhood cancer charity boss Ďamazedí by national opticianís £600k donation milestone
Funding boost for cancer charity as optical retailer presents 2018 donation
New Year Honours in Optics
Congratulations are in order for leading Scottish optometrist Donald Cameron who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours
INVU: What goes around, comes around.
Round eyewear has always been an iconic style. After a strong showing with the 70’s flower child and the 90’s dot.com generation, the round sunglass style is enjoying a huge comeback in spring†
Bigger, Bolder and Brighter 100% 2019 breaks records
The UK’s largest optical show, 100% Optical took visitors on a colourful and eye-opening journey of discovery at London ExCeL during 12-14th January.
Evolving profession celebrated at the AOP Awards 2019
On Sunday, 13 January, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) welcomed practitioners from across the optical sector at its eighth annual awards ceremony.
Reichert award Malcolm Redfearn as a thank you for 40 years of association.
At an informal “pop up” celebratory award ceremony held after 100% Optical’ s free party, Malcolm Redfearn was awarded an official plaque
Dunelm celebrates 50th anniversary at 100% Optical in Style
Dunelm are exhibiting for the very first time at 100% Optical using their impressive stand first used at MIDO 2018.
Visualise publish 3 more Clinical Briefings
Visualise Training and Consultancy has published a further 3 briefings to assist the visually impaired and those whose role is to care or work with them or provide advice
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