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Experts for the eyes

Sophie Dutilloy joined Alcon as president for its EMEA region in March, Chris Bennett caught up with her at the BCLA conference in Manchester to talk about Alcon’s new found freedom, artificial intelligence and growing the contact lens business

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How to publish and present

Contact lens educators and postgraduate students met in Manchester in May to learn how to optimise their publications and presentations. Alison Ewbank reports from the IACLE/BUCCLE Education Day

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Improper online CL supply

Improper contact lens supply over the internet is an issue all over the world. Simon Jones looks at two recent cases that show how overseas optometric associations have attempted to tackle the problem

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TV star breaches ads rules

A cosmetic contact lens retailer owned by TV personality Marnie Simpson has been sanctioned by the Advertising Standards Authority for its social media adverts. Simon Jones reports on the regulatory issues raised by the case

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Interview: Lyndon Jones

Mike Hale catches up with Lyndon Jones during the contact lens educator’s recent tour of Europe

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Practitioner and patient exper

David Webley and Mailie Fournier take a look at findings from a recent survey into the performance of the clariti 1 day contact lens

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CET feedback: RGP interactive

Bill Harvey discusses the results of the interactive CET exercise looking at the fitting of rigid gas permeable contact lenses (C62314)

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Force their way to the front

Coopervision’s Future Ocular Research Creativity Event (Force) competition has become an annual opportunity for universities and students to show off their nascent research skills. Chris Bennett travelled to Southampton to find out more

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In focus: Full transparency

Johnson & Johnson’s Acuvue contact lens recycling campaign grabs people’s attention in good and bad ways. Simon Jones reports

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IACLE: Exceptional impact

The founding meeting of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators took place in Monaco in November 1979. Dr Shehzad Naroo and Alison Ewbank trace the early years of the organisation, now celebrating the start of its 40th year

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Contact lens recycling

Optician has launched its contact lens recycling campaign to encourage more practices to get involved in responsibly disposing of them. Zoe Wickens speaks to practices already on the bandwagon and those who have yet to join in

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Looking at labs

Long time RGP wearer Keith Hassell visits Ultravision’s headquarters and provides a patient’s perspective on how technology is meeting one wearer’s complex contact lens needs

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Safe contact lens disposal

The importance of recycling plastics has never been more prevalent in the current climate. Zoe Wickens reports on how contact lenses can be appropriately disposed