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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

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Sir John Frederick William Herschel

Tim Bowden and Andrew Gasson continue 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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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

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