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Sign of the times?

For regular readers of my blog and, more crucially, for anyone riding with #oc4s2014uk I may have mislead you with my last post

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I’ve clearly got competition

Hands up on this one. Not only is the meat in the sandwich, not my meat ( that sounds wrong), but I was alerted to this other Editor’s Blog by someone else. The meat is a harsh critique of the NHS’s re-defining of the English language. It is written by the editor of the NHS […]

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Latest information for riders in the Optoms Cycling for Sight Tour de Yorkshire

All of those who have signed up for the OC4S challenge of riding the opening stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire will have been sent an email but I thought others might like to see what these hardy souls have signed up for. The profile of the route speaks for itself. Don’t be […]

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Latest details of Optoms Cycling for Sight Tour de Yorkshire revealed

All of those who have signed up for the OC4S challenge of riding the opening stage of the Tour de France in Yorkshire will have been sent an email but I thought others might like to see what these hardy souls have signed up for. The profile of the route speaks for itself. Don’t be […]

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Going all Continental

One summer, as a young reporter, I made the dire mistake of complaining to a news editor, who was hot on the hunt for news. that:  ’ it was a bit quiet out there’. Oh dear. It was the 1980s and in no uncertain terms he told me in his best Scottish: ‘You’re a %$”^*ing […]

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Straight talking from the Aussies

I always enjoy the Australian optical magazine Insight. Its editor, Neil Forbes, is a bit of a legend and just the kind of character you expect to be: a. Australian b. editing a newspaper As well as providing a glimpse of how optics is faring on the other side of the world Insight also carries […]

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Don’t assume that everyone agrees

A lot has been written in the pages of Optician and elsewhere about the common sense of providing primary health in accessible places such as the high street. The call for just this through the We Are Primary Care move last week was just the latest in a long list. From an optometry perspective it makes […]

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The cast of Cats are feline groovy in Specsavers

Making optical practice more approachable

Whether its be the cast of Cats on the Isle of Wight descending on the local specsavers, an optician in Sheffield showing off her culinary skills, a row in Cheshire or alleged wrongdoings by a domiciliary in East Anglia –opticians  seem to be in the news at the moment. This, of course in no bad thing. […]

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Not quite ready for ready readers

I’m privileged to be offered a range of optical  products to try out and report on but this sometimes sets up other vision issues. Some of the latest products I have been test driving are cosmetic contact lenses such as Alcon’s Air Optix Colors. The idea was to see the effects of the cosmetics rather […]

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Sign up to the Tour de Yorkshire and raise money for Optometry Giving Sight

The Tour de France is creating quite a stir this year which is great news for all us MAMIMs. For those of you  familiar with the acronym Middle aged Men In Lycra you will probably have guessed that the last M is for merino wool, a much more natural, and far more expensive, alternative. Which […]

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