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Optos COO Alex Warnock to depart

Optos chief operating officer Alex Warnock is to leave the company to become chief operating officer of optical component manufacturer Gooch & Housego

Student warned over train fare conviction

GOC recruiting Council members

A campaign has been launched by the General Optical Council to recruit a lay and a registrant member to its Council

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Essilor improves margins in first six months

French lens manufacturer reports record half year adjusted contributions from operations as lens division leads the way

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Voisin/Phanie/REX (1256442q)

Video game study offers amblyopia hope

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have secured £220,000 in funding to develop the use of video games to help treat children with amblyopia

Chris Hunt

Optical Confederation appoints Chris Hunt as new chairman

Chris Hunt has been appointed as new chairman of the Optical Confederation – succeeding the organisation’s original leader Don Grocott

Acuvue

Acuvue tunes in with X Factor hopefuls

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has announced a new partnership with TV talent show The X Factor

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Moorfields launches campaign after increase in Acanthamoeba cases

A sharp rise in cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis infections has prompted Moorfields Eye Hospital to run a campaign on contact lens compliance

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

Consumer eyewear

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