All Dispensing

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Fluorescent fluctuations

Professor Arnold Wilkins looks into the impact of strip lighting on vision and how the use of colours may mitigate its negative effects

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The all-seeing eye

David Baker investigates the optics-related associations of the all-seeing eye, which is seen by millions of people everyday but understood by few

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Adding in the value

Optician provides a round up of the latest small products and consumables designed to enhance and add value to practices from cases and cloths to low vision aids and vitamin supplements

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Substandard specs sold online

Which? revealed over a quarter of spectacles purchased in an online investigation failed to meet standards. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

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Styling for success

Eyewear Styling Academy founder and optometrist Eva Davé looks at the psychology of frame styling and how it can boost sales and increase profitability

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Sector loses cash and custom

A new report from a British specialist has highlighted startling consumer attitudes towards eyewear fit that could be costing opticians revenue and driving away custom. Simon Jones reports

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Interview: Roger Pope

Royal Warrant holder and dispensing optician Roger Pope wants to see regulators shake up education for dispensing opticians to bring it closer to the realities of practice life. Joe Ayling reports

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Products for your practice

Optician invited companies to submit information on smaller products and consumables that represent a different type of offering to patients

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Styling your patients

TD Tom Davies managing director and eyewear stylist to the stars, Tom Davies, offers insight into fitting a patient with the perfect frame

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Optician Awards report

Organisation, energy and dynamic social skills are some of the qualities that helped Specsavers Chelmsley Wood win Optical Assistant Team of the Year at the Optician Awards 2018. Joe Ayling reports

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A second chance in optics

Those who fall foul of the law endure not only the time they serve behind bars, but also the societal stigma that comes after. One optical practice, however, is helping to give them a second chance by introducing them to optics. Sean Rai-Roche reports

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Interview: DO of the year

Wimbledon week is an apposite time to talk to tennis-mad Sue Edwards, winner of the dispensing optician of the year award. Chris Bennett travelled to Lincoln to see what kind of eye care she is serving up

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The spectacle makers

David Baker sees how the 17th Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers links with a 21st century US Shakespeare company

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Multiple practice of the year

The cobbled streets surrounding Truro cathedral house many historic buildings it now also plays home to the Multiple Practice of the Year winner from the 2018 Optician Awards. Chris Bennett travelled west to find out more

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Frame fitting advice

Dr Narendra Kumar presents some cases where careful modification of optical appliances have addressed particular patient needs