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The Big Optometry Blog

Roberto Cavalli

Snakes on again

Frame styles are a strange thing. In the world of optics we live in a kind of bubble where all the styles we see, and the people we see wearing specs, tend to be at the extreme end of the spectrum.

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Venerus sq

Enhancing the profession — seeing the wider health picture

  So much is written about enhanced service provision, community eyecare services, NHS pathways, the transfer of secondary care into the primary sector and other such topics related to the NHS plus securing funding while extending the role of optometrists and DOs. Despite this tsunami of information these topics remain the toughest for the optician […]

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Gonzalo

Gonzalos speeds in as clocks go back

Ex-hurricane Gonzalos shattered any illusion that the UK was set for a warm and peaceful Indian Summer.

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Reconciling business needs and clinical practice

The argumentative drone of business versus clinical has persisted in optic’s collective ear for many years.

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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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alchemy

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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A typical European during the summer months

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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