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AAO announces New Exec. Director
The American Academy of Optometry, an international professional association for optometrists, vision scientists and optometry students and residents, has announced that Peter Scott, CAE, APR, MBA will assume the position of executive director in mid-April 2019.
IOA calls for entries for Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award
The International Opticians Association (IOA), is calling for entries to its annual Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award.
FODO backs challenge to non-evidence based rationing of cataract care.
The Medical Technology Group, a coalition of manufacturers, research charities and patient groups, has published a report based on an analysis of 195 Clinical Commissioning Groups and their listings of procedures of ‘low clinical value’. The study found that 104 of the 195 CCGs surveyed (53%) still restrict access to cataract surgery.
GOC consults on draft guidance: disclosing confidential information
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has today launched a consultation on new draft guidance on disclosing confidential information about patients.
ACLM publish 2018 Contact Lens Stats
The size of the United Kingdom (UK) contact lens market in 2018 was £292 million as reported by the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM). This represents
Ultra Ltd new partners with IUD Turin
Ultra Limited – the eyewear brand owned by the young and growing Italian 450 Srl that has made uniqueness, artisan craftsmanship and color its trademark – recently announced a partnership with IED (European Institute of Design) in Turin.
College welcomes new Council Members
The College of Optometrists welcomed seven new Council members at its AGM, held during the College’s annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow 2019, in Birmingham 24-25 February.
Latest publication: Scottish Vouchers and GOS
inc. amendments to legislation requiring the electronic submission, e-ophthalmics, GOS3/4, GOS1 and other clarifications and the links your need.
Blackfin has a new website
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Kliik denmark has a new vibe!
The new 2019 KLiiK denmark campaign visuals portray the lifestyle of the brand. Inspired by the Scandinavian lifestyle, the natural light creates a creative space with a calm vibe.
ONEPRIMARYCARE wins contract for urgent care centre
Leading medical provider, OnePrimaryCare, part of OneMedicalGroup, has been awarded the urgent care contract at Corby Urgent Care Centre, which will see the group run the Cottingham Road centre from April 2018 until 31st March 2021.
Optoversity Team now running 5 teams
Optoversity - an exciting challenge to test the knowledge and diagnostic skills of the UK’s young optometrists – is taking place on Saturday 23 March at Anglia Ruskin University.
Seeability and National Lottery Community Fund launch new partnership.
Founded in 1799 by a group of philanthropists, SeeAbility is one of the world’s oldest charities dedicated to supporting people with disabilities
Growing numbers of exhibitors pass on their aims for Optrafair Exchange on our preview pages.
From CET on stand and on stage, to demos of the latest Anterion from Heidelberg plus tips on buying and selling your own practice the preview pages provide many reasons you should register now.
Opportunity for optometrists and dispensing opticians involved in teaching and training within the optical sector.
The Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund (IAMF), in partnership with The College of Optometrists, and supported by FODO, is offering a group of optometrists and dispensing opticians the opportunity to undertake a course in Essential Skills in Medical Education for the second year.
Optometry Tomorrow: full report from College
The College of Optometrists welcomed over 800 attendees to Birmingham last weekend (24-25 February) for its annual conference and AGM. Held at the city’s Hilton Metropole Hotel, Optometry Tomorrow 2019 saw delegates attend cutting-edge lectures, seminars, peer discussion and hands-on skills and discussion workshops
ABDO announces become an "Independent Optician" Event
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is running a Become an independent optician twilight session to help you find out more about what it really means to run your own business.
Further Clinical Briefings proided by Visualise
Making Optical Services Accessible to Low Vision Patients, the new clinical briefing page found here
Transfer information on services from ACE to PCSE
Contacting PCSE for your primary care support services As part of Primary Care Support England’s (PCSE) commitment to providing national, consistent services for primary care, they are planning to transfer the Ophthalmic Payments service currently delivered by ACE in Clacton to PCSE’s site in Leeds from March.
Cataract referral deal struck with largest PEC
England’s largest PEC - Primary Eyecare Services, supported by LOCSU, has struck a deal with independent ophthalmology group Optegra Eye Health Care to enable community practices to offer post-operative cataract care to patients in the community.
Time to get your thinking caps on for the BCLA pub quiz
Delegates attending this year’s BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition will have the chance to show they have an ‘eye for CORE knowledge’ by taking part in an interactive pub quiz.
BCLA Conference program now available
The programme for the BCLA Clinical Conference is now available to download
Safilens announces new UK Country Manager
Safilens, the Italian optical company whose innovative fusiontechnology™ has transformed the contact lens industry, has appointed Ian McDermott as Country Manager for the UK market.
Kay Pictures Ltd announce discovery of Copyright Infringement
Kay Pictures Ltd have become aware that Apassamy Associates of Chennai 600 106 India have copied our original Kay Picture Test vision testing optotypes from 1984 and displayed them incorrectly in their IChart Lite, IChart HD and Smart HD digital charts for the past 11 years, together with other random pictures.
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