Earlier this month 500 of the great and good gathered at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham for the presentation of the 2017 Optician Awards trophies. Here we celebrate the victory of our 16 winners.
An important discussion hosted by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers last week asked the question of whether we will need optometrists in their current role by the next decade. Saul Sebag reports from the event
Practitioner James Dawson felt shocked but proud when he was named Optician Awards 2015 Dispensing Optician of the Year. He tells Joe Ayling more about his experience in the profession and how his award-winning career has developed since starting out as an optical assistant
I think the first thing to say is that it probably wasn’t what I expected.
This week’s Echoes of the past features a useful book written for budding practitioners in the 1930s. The slim volume was sent from the son of Douglas Still, author and editor of The Optical Economist at the time, and regular contributor to The Optician
Phil Howlett from Planit Opticians in Colne, Lancashire was judged this year’s Dispensing Optician of the Year. He was recognised for his ability to deliver personalised eyewear solutions taking into account the lifestyles of his patients
With the value of eye examinations hitting a low and patients wary of overspending on optical goods, eye care experts are searching for solutions. Joe Ayling reports from this year's ABDO Conference in Kenilworth, Warwickshire