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Nick Atkins introduces proceedings

Finding your niche

Bill Harvey attends the recent Specialist Club meeting held in Birmingham and aimed at those wishing to venture into more niche areas of contact lens practice

Dr Colin Fowler

Solid science, past and future

Representatives of the universities and colleges teaching optometry and dispensing optics in the UK and Ireland converged on Nantwich in Cheshire at the beginning of September for Essilor’s 26th annual universities and colleges symposium. Optometrist Peter Charlesworth reports on the first day proceedings

Figure 1: Dr Richard Castillo

It is going well for optoms

There is increased interest in the UK among optometrists aiming to add laser techniques to their armoury. To launch a series looking at the training of specialised optometrists in enhanced roles, therapeutic optometrist Andrew Matheson describes a recent course he attended in the US supporting optometrists wanting to embark in eye surgery and laser treatment techniques