All Dispensing

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The Goods: Positive Purchasing

With Christmas around the corner, this month’s feature looks to products (or gifts) that will perk you up, are environmentally conscious, yet have longevity far beyond one season. So, get suited, dress the table, light the candles, arrange the flowers and let colour and style lift your (festive) spirit.

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Trending: The Great Indoors

Autumn has arrived and Covid-19 continues to dominate our streams of consciousness. Our lives may have been rattled by the pandemic but the antidote to unrest is order and this month’s trend focuses on finding harmony at home. As many of us continue to work from our flats and front rooms, creating a calm, clutter-free and professional platform to work from is crucial

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Finding the CL solution

Mike Hale round ups some of the contact lens solutions currently available to UK practitioners

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Tour de chance

With cycling firmly in the nation’s psyche, Yiannis Kotoulas explores the opportunities for practice to increase dispensing in this specialist segment

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A powerful movement

Danish eyewear brand MonkeyGlasses opened its first practice in Copenhagen in November 2019. The company’s CEO and designer Mai-britt Seaton tells Andrew McClean about how sustainability was translated from its products to its store

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Time on your side

Covid-19 has sent shockwaves through optical practices but change also brings opportunity. Simon Jones talks to practice owners who have embraced the post-coronavirus challenges

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A clean break

Yiannis Kotoulas considers the importance of in-practice cleaning and disinfection procedures as patients return to practice

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Measuring the way forward

Mike Hale and Nicholas Black discuss how to take the necessary measurements when dispensing during the Coid-19 era

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Operating in safety

Andrew McClean speaks to ABDO clinical lead Max Halford about ensuring patients and staff are safe when dispensing during the pandemic

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Dispensing tools for the job

A round up of various digital measuring devices that help support safe distancing between dispensing opticians and patients

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A demanding demographic

Andrew McClean gets insight from Cubitts and VIU about what millennials and generation Z want from an optical practice’s retail offering

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Disruption disasters

Simon Jones looks at some of the disruptive brands and ideas that haven’t hit the mark