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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

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All roads lead to success

Dividing her time between three practices, mobile contact lens practitioner Jacqui Hay of Duncan and Todd proved to be miles ahead of the competition at this year’s Optician Awards. Luke Haynes reports

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Alconversation review

Last week Alcon hosted a Question Time discussion at which a panel of invited experts debated and discussed questions posed from all sides of the profession, Chris Bennett reports

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Celebrating the stars

Winning an Optician Award is the highlight of many optical careers. The race is now on to find out who will triumph in 2018. Optician editor Chris Bennett explains how the entry process is taking shape

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In focus: Halloween CLs

This Halloween cosmetic contact lenses again ghosted their way onto market stalls and joke shops – posing a challenge to trading standards and eye care professionals alike. Joe Ayling reports

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Contact lens prescribing

Now in its 22nd year, Professor Philip Morgan reports on the 2017 Eurolens Research survey of UK contact lens prescribing

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More lenses on more eyes

What can contact lens educators do to help increase the number of contact lenses around the world? The 2017 Congress on Contact Lens Education, organised by the International Association of Contact Lens Educators held in Hyderabad, India in September, provided some answers

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High performance vision

Scientists and clinicians Xu Cheng, Thomas Maggio, Bart Johnson, Brian Pall and Chantal Coles-Brennan at Johnson & Johnson Vision help us understand what might be happening when a patient tells you things look sharper, brighter or clearer with their new contact lenses

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Finely tuned customer care

Shortlisted in two categories, Hammond and Dummer took home the Contact Lens Patient Engagement Optician Awards, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Joe Ayling visits the Milton Keynes practice

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Timing is key to success

Optician Award winning contact lenses are often related and so it proved for the multifocal variant of Alcon’s Dailies Total1 lens

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Is campaigning enough?

The General Optical Council discussed the impact of its ‘Love Your Lenses’ contact lens awareness campaign during a quarterly meeting at its 10 Old Bailey headquarters. Joe Ayling reports