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Top optical stories of 2016

With the UK voting to leave the EU and Donald Trump being elected into the Whitehouse, 2016 has been a turbulent year for news. Developments within optics were less incendiary, but the Optician news desk hasn’t been short of leads either. Simon Jones reviews some of the highlights

NOC conference report

The late withdrawal of new health minister David Mowat did not prevent speakers and attendees at last month’s National Optical Conference (NOC) from reflecting on the progress of minor eye conditions services (Mecs), winning over commissioners and devolution of health care. Joe Ayling reports from day one of the conference

Technology in practice

At last year’s Optrafair, Heidelberg Engineering invited some optometrists to speak about the introduction of the latest technology into their practices. In the last of four articles based on these presentations, Niall O’Kane discusses his involvement sharing patient care with the hospital eye service and how his OCT has facilitated this