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Visioncall sponsors FREE CET event
Free Seeing Beyond the Eyes 1 interactive point* CET Webinar sponsored by Visioncall
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers rewards research excellence
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) this week announced the winners of its annual bronze medal award competitions for research published during the last year.
WM5G to showcase Healthcare innovations at Birmingham Tech Week 2021
West Midlands 5G (WM5G) have recently announced their plans to display and demonstrate healthcare advancements under development at Birmingham Tech Week 2021.
‘Let’s get comfortable talking about contact lens discomfort’
The latest BCLA webinar will urge eye care professionals to proactively address the issue of contact lens discomfort in practice
ESSILOR ‘Ultimate Sharp Vision’ Media Campaign
A new national “drive to store” digital media campaign has been launched by Essilor Ltd to support independent ECPs participating in its Take Two multi-pair lens promotion.
NHS England – Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes
Guidance for optometry practices on the Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes.
Optometry Scotland calls for 3% increase
Optometry Scotland (OS) reports on its bid for a 3% increase on fees this year.
Free PPE to the health and care sector (England) could it end by next March?
The DHSC will continue to provide this PPE until 31 March 2022. However, it is now running a consultation on whether to extend access to free PPE after this date.
ESSILOR EXPERTS goes live
Essilor’s new partner programme, Essilor Experts, is now live and promises to support, build, and futureproof independent optical practices.
Posthumous IOA Award for Bernard Maitenaz
The International Opticians Association has celebrated the achievements of Bernard Maitenaz in a ceremony which took place in Paris.
New Master at WCSM
Ian Davies takes office as Master of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers
NEW Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool
All the talk is about sustainability in the run up to the SEE Summit on the environment for the optical community, but what’s the step YOU should take
Now its time for the 'Flu' Jab for PC workers
The NHS will fund flu vaccinations for primary eye care teams for the first time.
October 14th will be World Sight Day
World Sight Day – time for change
MEI wins the SILMO d’OR award in Paris with the new EasyFit Trend
MEI, the global leader for lens edging machines, won the SILMO d’OR 2021 in the ‘Material / Equipment’ category
Training Opportunity to Support Eyecare Services for People with a Learning Disability
A series of six online teaching sessions is being launched aimed at preparing eyecare practitioners to deliver services to people with learning disabilities.
Homeless vision charity calls for more volunteers
The charity is seeking optometrists to test occasionally at the Birmingham and Leeds clinics on Mondays, and Manchester on Wednesdays.
ANTERION biometry and IOL power calculation demonstrated by Heidelberg
ANTERION biometry and IOL power calculation take center stage at Heidelberg Engineering’s ESCRS
College of Optometrists announces new accreditation of Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology has been accredited as a provider of the Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina
Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award
The International Opticians Association (IOA) has announced the winner of the Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award.
SMi's 4th Annual Conference on Ophthalmic Drugs announced
This anticipated event taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2021 in London, UK, including a new Post Conference Workshop Day
Professional Bodies Joint position on mandatory vaccinations
The College of Optometrists' and ABDO's joint position on mandatory vaccinations.
Wales - Statement on primary eye care services
Eluned Morgan, the Minister for Health and Social Services, made a statement in the Senedd this week on the ‘The Future Approach for Optometry Services in Wales’
News from the General Optical Council meeting
The General Optical Council (GOC) held its third Council meeting of the year, which considered:
Poll of the Nation’s Favourite (Eye) Sights Confirms We’re A Nation of Animal Lovers
Watching our pets beats looking at our partners in a poll of the nation’s favourite (eye) sights conducted to mark FrEYEday, a National Eye Health Week initiative
OutsideClinic issues new HR wellbeing improvements
OutsideClinic launches new employee wellbeing strategy in mission to be the best place to work in optics and audiology
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