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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES


New QUANTUM 3.0 from ōrgreen Optics

Quantum

ōrgreen Optics is pleased to announce the launch of its third QUANTUM collection, the innovative range of optical frames that strives to reduce eyewear design to its bare and purified essentials.

Remember Love by Mykita

Remember Love!

In his eleventh campaign for MYKITA, artist Mark Borthwick alongside his daughter and fellow photographer Bibi Cornejo-Borthwick transport us to a Caribbean island break with a close family clan and their friends and lovers.

Thourougly modern classic from Stepper

Stepper

Men can be very conservative in their choice of eyewear exhibiting great inertia when trying something new. Even when the benefits of a new frame are substantial, the familiarity of what has gone before can be too strong to permit them to change.

100% Diversity of exhibitors provides golden opportunity to get hands on with Swissflex

Swissflex

Niche market frame brands with smaller companies often only make rare appearances at exhibitions and that is true for Swissflex Eyewear.

Kliik Denmark 2019 releases

Kliik Denmark 2019
The new KLiiK denmark collection offers a modern, minimalistic look for men and women requiring a narrow fit.

MIC Made in Cadore January Releases

Foglia by MIC 2019

Common denominator in MIC-Made in Cadore frames is the Dolomite mountains, source of inspiration and ecosystem of riveting magnificence.

FYSH 2019 This year's new releases

FYSH 2019

Reflecting the latest runway looks and the color trends of the season, the new FYSH releases feature innovative material combinations, metallic hues and elegant finishes. Unique patterns, custom laminations and contemporary shapes are key to the perfect eyewear accessory for the ambitious women who embrace individual style.

Evatik January 2019 release

Evatik 2019

Minimalistic style and architectural design elements are elevated by high end materials in the new EVATIK collection. Deep, masculine colors and fine details create a polished look for today’s modern man, striking the perfect balance between comfort and luxury.

Many more exciting new products on our New Products Pages.

Suppliers guide and optical directory

The Latest News

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

Matt McCaffrey

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

Coco Awards
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

CHECT funding boost
Funding boost for cancer charity as optical retailer presents 2018 donation

New Year Honours in Optics

Donald Cameron OBE

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

100% 2019 Catwalk
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.

Malcolm Redfearn
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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VAT

We have a series of briefings revised in May 2013 on VAT:

VAT Briefings Introduction

VAT FAQs

Paying Too Much VAT Out of Net Profits?

Advantages of Stock Modules for VAT

Practice Management Software

A series of briefings revised in May 2013 on the uses of practice management software:

Practice Management Software: Introduction

Practice Management Software: The Basics

Practice Management Software: Advanced Briefing

Practice Management Software: The Paperless Practice

Improving Business Strengths

Go to our Improving Business Strengths Briefing

Keeping Stock Levels to a Minimum

Go to our Keeping Stock Levels to a Minimum Briefing

Contact Lens Report

EUROMCONTACT Contact Lens Report

Report on Drivers' Vision

Report on Drivers' Vision: A report published by The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)

The Bribery Act

The Bribery Act: Optical Confederation Guidance

LOC BRIEFINGS AND INFORMATION

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A guide to your LOC on the web

Ophthalmology Outpatient Tariffs 2013/14

 

upcoming events

For further information on any of the events listed below please go to our events page.

06/02/2019 - Heidelberg OCT roadshow - South Central
OCT Road Show Learn how to use OCT parameters to assess a patientís risk of glaucoma

12/02/2019 - Heidelberg OCT Roadshow - West
Learn how to use OCT parameters to assess a patientís risk of glaucoma. 3 interactive peer review CET points for both optometrists and dispensing Opticians.

19/02/2019 - Heidelberg OCT Roadshow - West Midlands
Learn how to use OCT parameters to assess a patientís risk of glaucoma. 3 interactive peer review CET points for both optometrists and dispensing Opticians.

26/02/2019 - Heidelberg OCT Roadshow - South West
Learn how to use OCT parameters to assess a patientís risk of glaucoma. 3 interactive peer review CET points for both optometrists and dispensing Opticians.

05/03/2019 - Heidelberg OCT Roadshow - North West
Learn how to use OCT parameters to assess a patientís risk of glaucoma. 3 interactive peer review CET points for both optometrists and dispensing Opticians.

12/03/2019 - Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC - South West
LOC Meeting

12/03/2019 - Heidelberg OCT Roadshow - Scotland
Learn how to use OCT parameters to assess a patientís risk of glaucoma. 3 interactive peer review CET points for both optometrists and dispensing Opticians.

24/04/2019 - Heidelber Operation and Interpretation Course - Home Counties
A comprehensive course covering OCT image acquisition and interpretation. 7 CET points for optometrists and dispensing opticians.

11/07/2019 - Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC - South West
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC - AGM. Peer Discussion Workshop presented by Alcon focusing on DEWSII approach to Dry Eye Diagnosis and Management

23/09/2019 - Heidelber Operation and Interpretation Course - Home Counties
A comprehensive course covering OCT image acquisition and interpretation. 7 CET points for optometrists and dispensing opticians.

03/09/2107 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - South East
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recruitment

For further information on any of the jobs listed below please go to our recruitment page.

       
Company Rayner & Taylor Brighton. Category Optometrist
Date To Start ASAP Employment Locum
Location South East Salary 250-275 a day.
       
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