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Chicken and Egg

optician looks at a new software programme aimed at making accurate field assessment for screening a variety of conditions in a domiciliary environment a realistic expectation

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Tomorrow's practice

Dr Frank Eperjesi reports from one of the major events on the optometric calendar, held by the American Academy of Optometry, in Tampa, Florida, last month

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Winning hearts and minds

Optical retail managers and store directors last week heard management guru John White urge them to improve their skills to develop their people

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Invitation to treat

On the very day the House of Lords debated legislative changes that would allow UK optometrists to prescribe ocular therapeutic drugs, delegates met at the Institute of Physics in London for a half-day course and evening meeting on anterior segment disease and co-management. optician reports

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Flight for sight

Emma White visits the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital when it touched down at London Stansted as part of the Vision 2005 conference earlier this month

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A world class event

As a major international conference on vision takes place in London for the first time, optician describes the highlights

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Community spirit

There was a time when good patient care meant spending half an hour with each patient and doing pressures and fields on everyone who walked through the door. But times change, as Alison Ewbank discovered when she visited Australian Peter Frampton's Aaron practice in Ashington, Northumberland

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Refracting the visually impaired patient

In the first of four CET articles linked with our series concerning the proposed eye care pathways, Professor Jonathan Jackson and Dr James Wolffsohn describe how best to assess the visually impaired patient with an adapted eye examination (CET module C462)

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Primary care trusts

As part of our look at the eye care pathways currently under development, Geoff Roberson describes the structure and function of primary care trusts and how readers might be able to influence them

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The specialist optometrist

Professor Ram Dhillon and consultant ophthalmologists Christopher Bentley and Philip Bloom outline a new training opportunity addressing the future demand for specialised optoms

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Steps to better care

Anita Lightstone explains the need for the new pathways and what we might look out for over the coming year

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Rewarding the best

This year the optician Awards are sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, Dollond & Aitchison and Grafton Optical with its technology partners Eyescape and Paradigm. But time is running out to submit your entry. Here our three sponsors outline their categories just to make sure you stand the best chance of making it to the shortlist

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Multiple pathways

In an article allied to our ongoing series on the eye care pathways, Dr Kamlesh Chauhan and Dr Rob Hogan describe a view from the perspective of a major high street multiple

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Cataract and driving: Part 1

optician/City University dissertation prize winner Jaspal Punia looks at the current vision standards for driving in the UK and their limitations. In a follow-up article he will suggest a more appropriate vision assessment than that currently used for drivers