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Time to act to develop your career with ABDO College
If you want to develop your career, now is the time to act as ABDO College has opened online applications.
ABDO resource centre adds a fully fitted glazing lab
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ National Resource Centre in Birmingham now has a fully fitted optical glazing laboratory to offer to course attendees and those hiring the venue.
Practioners urged to hug tree planting.
Positive Impact is building on its green mission with a charity campaign for Glasklar which starts on World Environmental Day.
SeeAbility celebrates its roots from 220 years ago
UK charity SeeAbility challenges society to rethink disability as it celebrates 220th birthday with The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney
Dad of two takes on grueling charity challenge
CHECT County Durham resident, Tim Inness, is digging deep for two bucket-list challenges in a bid to raise vital funds for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) as World Retinoblastoma Awareness Week 2019 (12th-18th May) is in full swing.
New Post Grad certificate at ARU.
The GOC has granted provisional approval for the new Postgraduate Certificate .....
SynergEyes are having their cake and eating it!
SynergEyes UK has launched a new promotion on its whole Duette range of hybrid contact lenses as part of the celebrations for Duette Progressive being named Contact Lens Product of the Year in a recent
FODO holds AGM and gains 2 new Directors
The FODO AGM took place on 14 May at 199 Gloucester Terrace. Addressing the meeting, FODO chair Lynda Oliver explained that FODO was committed to standing up for eye health and ensuring that eye health services were protected and enhanced during the next phase of NHS reforms.
86% overdue for a sight test- results from VE Vision Van
Visitors to the Commercial Vehicle Show at NEC urged to take advantage of free eye tests
New Website for ABDO now online
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has launched a new website, providing members with additional and improved online resources to support them in practice.
GOS Contract in Scotland reports significant NHS Savings
Optometry Scotland has published a new report GOS Works highlighting the benefits of the Scottish GOS model and the substantial savings it has delivered for the NHS in 2016-17.
Search begins for AOP Awards Winners 2020
Nominations for the AOP Awards 2020 are now open, with organisations and individuals able to nominate themselves in 15 categories.
New Optical Assistants course fro ABDO College now open for entries
Suitable for anyone who has just started working in optics, as well as those who have been in practice for some time and want to formalise their knowledge, this new Optical Assistant course is a great way to learn
Fancy "running your own practice"
Book now: last few places available for ‘start your own practice’ event
New CEO at RNIB
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has appointed Matt Stringer as Chief Executive, succeeding Eliot Lyne who was interim Chief Executive.
Teambuilding Challenges set to raise funds for Homeless
Bungee jumping, tough mudders, 10k runs, sportives and endurance cycles are great ways to build optical teams and Vision Care for Homeless People is urging every business to get involved this summer.
Dealing with Autism, some tips from Wondermoms.org
In the wake of Autism Awareness Month [April} Wondermoms have reached out to PHN for some help.
IACLE to mark 40 years of Exceptional Education at BCLA
IACLE will be celebrating 40 years of ‘Exceptional Education. Exponential Impact’ with special events at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference & Exhibition in Manchester, UK this month (30 May-1 June)
Abstracts required for Orlando Academy meeting
The Scientific Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts for Academy 2019 Orlando and 3rd World Congress of Optometry, to be held Wednesday, October 23 through Sunday, October 27
AOP announces new Council Members
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is pleased to announce its new designated Council members, following the appointment process in March 2019.
ABDO's England regional team meets up at National Resource Centre
Along with members of the ABDO Board and staff, the Regional Leads for England were accompanied by Local Leads to discuss on-going and future activity within NHS England relating to eyecare services.
Heidelberg Engineering provides Xtreme Research Awards
Dr. Chantal Dysli (Inselspital University Hospital Bern, Switzerland) and Dr. Lydia Sauer (Moran Eye Center of the University of Utah, USA) are the joint winners of this year’s Xtreme Research Award
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