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Figure 4: The CentraSight miniature telescope is offered by Optegra in the UK to patients with end-stage AMD

Towards 2020: Eye treatment of the future

In the latest part of our series looking at developments in vision correction and eye health towards 2020 and beyond, Miss Katie Williams and Professor Chris Hammond describe some of the gene therapies and surgical procedures likely to become options for treating a range of ophthalmic diseases

Figure 3: 90D Sensor lens

Ophthalmic viewing lenses offer indirect cost savings

Bill Harvey tries out a new range of ophthalmic viewing lenses, both repeat use and disposable, that offers excellent performance as well as considerable cost savings

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Confidence in contact lenses covers fall in frame sales

The latest figures from GfK suggest growth in the contact lens sector is offsetting a fall in frame sales

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Optician Index July 2014: Summer slowdown

As expected most Index indicators suffered a fall as the summer influenced trading levels in optical practices. But year on year results are positive

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Fundraisers prepare to Bike for Sight

Fundraiser Debbie White (pictured) has urged cyclists to take part in an event next month to raise funds for vision charity Fight for Sight

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Sports players passing up on eye exams

Most patients are unaware of the effect their vision has on sporting performance, latest research suggests

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Lynx ties up with Presenta Nova

Optical interior design and fit out specialists Lynx IDG has announced that a co-operative agreement with Croatian hi-tech optical display fabricators Presenta Nova

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ASA delivers against LensWay

Complainant challenged whether prices quoted in the ad were misleading as additional compulsory charges for handling and insurance were applied during the ordering process

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Optoms Cycling for Sight take on Yorkshire dales

Nearly 40 optical folk cycled across the Yorkshire dales on Sunday in support of Optometry Giving Sight

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AIO launches conference competition

A competition has been launched by The Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians (AIO) to win two places at its 2014 conference and Gala Dinner with one night's accommodation