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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

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In focus: Acanthamoeba

As new data reveals a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis infections in South-East England contact lens wearers have again been warned about the risks posed by water supply and poor compliance. Joe Ayling reports

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CL Practitioner of the Year

An enduring passion that keeps him up-to-date with all the latest developments in the field helped Indie Grewal become Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year at the Optician Awards 2018. Sean Rai-Roche reports

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Through the eyes of a child

Simon Jones talks children, psychology and compliance with American contact lens and myopia control research expert, Jeff Walline

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Meeting patient needs

Linked to their article on visual satisfaction, Philippe Jubin, John Buch and Derek Nankivil report on a clinical trial looking at this approach to investigating vision with the Acuvue Oasys lenses

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CL Practice of the Year

This year’s Optician Awards recognised the efforts of Central Vision Opticians in north London in giving children the confidence to wear contact lenses. Zoe Wickens reports

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CL business opportunities

Contact lens practitioners gathered in Wembley last month for the inaugural Specialist Club, Chris Bennett jumped on the Metropolitan Line to find out more

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Q&A: Going to the next level

Alcon’s Scholarship programme is looking for new candidates. Optician caught up with some former scholars to find out more about the benefits of taking part

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Awards: Children’s CL Practice

This year’s Optician Awards recognised the efforts of Central Vision Opticians in north London in giving children the confidence to wear contact lenses. Zoe Wickens reports

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Heaps of potential

Coopervision held a high profile event for UK practitioners to help ‘Unlock the Potential’ of their contact lens businesses. Joe Ayling reports

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Force: the final frontier

The sixth Force Student of the Year final was the largest yet, with teams from outside Europe taking part for the first time. Optician reports on how CooperVision is continuing to drive this unique competition forward

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Case study: Winning Force

In the first of three articles outlining the projects of students shortlisted for this year’s UK and Ireland Force awards, Bill Harvey explains the project from Glasgow Caledonian University