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BCLA conference: Science in action

In the second of two reports from the BCLA’s 2006 conference, Bill Harvey and Alison Ewbank look at some of the research presented on the scientific programme and the special features at the event

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BCLA in the fast lane

The BCLA’s biggest ever exhibition in Birmingham last month introduced a range of new products and innovations. Emma White went to investigate

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Precision vision - CET day

Quaint chalets, a railway carriage complete with mini-station and rails and a multitude of oddly named and oddly shaped buildings played host to a recent Continuing Education and Training day

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Internet Contact Lens Pricing survey 2006

Rob Moss presents the results of Optician's third Internet Contact Lens Pricing survey, looking at the cost of daily disposable lenses and silicone hydrogels to the consumer on the web

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How much are you worth?

CIBA Vision's recent roadshow offered practical advice on calculating, implementing and communicating professional fee-based pricing. Optician went along to one event to find out more

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Swimming in CLs

Optician reports on new advice for contact lens wearers who swim

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Information, information, information

The BCLA's most prominent role has traditionally been education, through its annual conference and CET events. But the latest benefits of BCLA membership include information to help members keep one step ahead, whatever their involvement in contact lenses

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Public health focus at giant CL conference

With the Health Bill currently going through Parliament it has emerged that there will be a special concentration on public health and ocular risks at this year's BCLA conference.

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Contact lenses

Both OOs and DOs have a requirement at entry level competency regarding contact lenses. DOs who train further and qualify as contact lens opticians are listed separately by the GOC on a specialist contact lens list. This specialist registration carries a further contact lens-dedicated CET requirement. However, it is interesting to remind readers of the necessary level of contact lens knowledge recommended for all registered practitioners

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Clubbing together

Clinical techniques and instrumentation were the themes for the latest meeting of CIBA Vision's Specialist Club, as optician reports

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Ten top tips to build your contact lens business

Nick Rumney and Simon Donne describe how adopting a proactive approach will increase contact lens fittings and offering products and services that deliver the greatest benefits can strengthen patient loyalty

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Optrafair's point of contact

David Challinor and Alison Ewbank begin our three-part review of last month's Optrafair exhibition, concentrating on what the contact lens companies had to offer

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New perspectives on CL-associated keratitis

Professor Nathan Efron and Dr Philip Morgan explain the clinical implications of their widely publicised recent work into the incidence of keratitis among contact lens wearers