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The state of the CL industry

Ian Davies, vice president of professional affairs and new business at J&J Vision Care EMA, takes an overview of the contact lens market and the challenges ahead

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Frederick Ridley (1904-1977)

Frederick Thomas Ridley was born and educated in Birmingham. He graduated in 1922 and became pathologist at the Central London Ophthalmic Hospital. He then worked at the Western Ophthalmic Hospital and in 1928 gained his FRCS and joined the staff at Moorfields.

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Club class

Three international experts on rigid contact lens fitting came to the UK last month for the latest gathering of Ciba Vision's Specialist Club members. Alison Ewbank reports

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George Nissel (1913 - 1982)

George Nissel was born in Transylvania and studied engineering in Czechoslovakia. He first became aware of contact lenses because of his sister's connection with Josef Dallos (optician, March 11) and first saw Istvan Rakos, a dental technician, making glass scleral lenses for Dallos in 1934.

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Josef Dallos (1905-1979)

This year sees the 100th anniversary of the birth of Josef Dallos. Tim Bowden and Andrew Gasson take a brief look at his life and work

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Why wear contact lenses?

Next month optician begins a CET series looking at the influences on compliance among contact lens wearers. In advance of this, Bill Harvey encourages practitioners to take a proactive approach to educating patients on contact lens wear

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Thomas Young

Tim Bowden and Andrew Gasson begin their new series describing the life and work of most of the scientists and clinicians who have helped to develop contact lenses

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Media-savvy Sulley shows the way

Assuming the role of BCLA president last summer came naturally to Anna Sulley. Sitting in the Association's Regent Street offices, with photos of past presidents adorning the walls, she tells me how enjoyable her year has been - admitting she has always been a bit of an organiser.

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Contact lens Pioneers

Tim Bowden and Andrew Gasson continue their series describing the life and work of most of the scientists and clinicians who have helped to develop contact lenses

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Arthur Bennett (1912-1994)

Arthur Bennett, despite winning a scholarship to Haberdashers' School, originally went into banking during the 1930s. He soon joined Willesden Optical Company as a spectacle lens worker. By 1945 Bennett had moved to the more prestigious Stigmat which announced its intention to manufacture contact lenses.

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Material differences

Alison Ewbank, Anna Sulley and Nick Atkins report on some of the highlights of this year's BCLA conference and exhibition.

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Contact Lens Pioneers May 13

Tim Bowden and Andrew Gasson continue their series describing the life and work of most of the scientists and clinicians who have helped to develop contact lenses

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Geoffrey McKellen (1903-1985)

Tim Bowden and Andrew Gasson continue their series describing the life and work of most of the scientists and clinicians who have helped to develop contact lenses