Contact Lenses

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Force: the final frontier

The sixth Force Student of the Year final was the largest yet, with teams from outside Europe taking part for the first time. Optician reports on how CooperVision is continuing to drive this unique competition forward

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One amazing journey

Students from across Europe and beyond headed for Budapest in May to compete in the CooperVision European Force Final. The 2017 winner, Sara Picarazzi, describes her experiences since taking the title Force Student of the Year

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Teaching teachers

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators’ approach to raising standards of education worldwide has potential benefits for all those involved in contact lenses, as Shehzad Naroo and Alison Ewbank report

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Hybrid lenses review

Drop out from contact lens wear continues to be a problem so everything that helps patients stay in lenses is worth consideration. Chris Bennett asks if hybrid contact lenses can help by offering the advantages of both hard and soft lenses

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Interview: Keith Tempany

Catching up with Optician at the BCLA’s flagship Visionaries event in London last month, Keith Tempany, also director at Leightons & Tempany Opticians and Hearing Care explains how practices have everything to gain from fitting more children with contact lenses. Joe Ayling reports