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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

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CL practice of the year

A two-year contact lens transformational plan culminated in a proud moment at the Optician Awards for Specsavers Loughborough in April. Joe Ayling reports

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One amazing journey

Students from across Europe and beyond headed for Budapest in May to compete in the CooperVision European Force Final. The 2017 winner, Sara Picarazzi, describes her experiences since taking the title Force Student of the Year

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Teaching teachers

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators’ approach to raising standards of education worldwide has potential benefits for all those involved in contact lenses, as Shehzad Naroo and Alison Ewbank report

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Contact lens innovation

Advancements of contact lenses designed to treat presbyopia and myopia excited thousands of delegates visiting the NEC Birmingham for last month’s Optrafair. Joe Ayling reports

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Interview: Keith Tempany

Catching up with Optician at the BCLA’s flagship Visionaries event in London last month, Keith Tempany, also director at Leightons & Tempany Opticians and Hearing Care explains how practices have everything to gain from fitting more children with contact lenses. Joe Ayling reports