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Conversations in practice: an introduction

Talking with our patients is something we do every day but how often do we stop and reflect on our conversations and how they’re received? Clair Bulpin, Andy Cole and Alison Ewbank take a look at some of the principles involved in effective patient communication

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A global community

A landmark initiative from the International Association of Contact Lens Educators is helping to ensure the safe use of contact lenses worldwide. Alison Ewbank reports

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CL Practitioner of the Year

Lancashire contact lens optician David Gould was the recipient of the Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year award

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The best of British

Home-grown talent in contact lens research, practice and industry was showcased at the 10th BCLA Pioneers Conference in London last month

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How to support contact lens wearers for success

Contact lens wearers are important for business growth and it is important to keep them satisfied and wearing their lenses. Ella Ewens reviews the latest research and practitioner opinion to give practical advice on how to best support new and existing contact lens wearers

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Optimal acuity for kids

Children are capable of being the most compliant of contact lens patients and stand to benefit from treatment as well as basic vision correction, delegates heard at a Johnson & Johnson Vision Care workshop. Joe Ayling reports

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Perceptions of CL wearer retention

New research among Optician readers reveals practitioner perceptions of patient loyalty and the strategies practices use to keep their patients in contact lenses

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The shape of things to come

Is there a need for another contact lens meeting? Delegates at the new Contact Lens Specialist Symposium would seem to think so, as Alison Ewbank discovered.

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The power behind the lens

Cheryl Donnelly reports on a practitioner and consumer study that examined experiences with presbyopia correction

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The eye care conversation

A year into his role as general manager of Johnson & Johnson UK Oliver Spandow talks to Optician about growing the contact lens business, wine gums and four letter words

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The business of contact lenses

It promised a wealth of tips to take back and put into practice. The British Contact Lens Association's first Business Day was a great success, as Alison Ewbank reports