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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

Debbie White Fight for Sight

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


Sports players passing up on eye exams

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

Lynx display

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

OGS Yorkshire

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


Boots Opticians reports OSCE success

Boots Opticians said its pre-registration optometry students had achieved an ‘exceptionally high pass rate level’ in the College of Optometrists’ latest Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

David Parkins, president, College of Optometrists

Details released for Optometry Tomorrow 2015

Next year’s Optometry Tomorrow conference will include sessions on paediatrics, AMD, glaucoma, binocular vision, low vision, dry eye, OCT and contact lenses

New implant could help glaucoma treatment

New implant could help glaucoma treatment

Researchers have developed an eye implant which they hope could lead to better glaucoma treatment