All Dispensing

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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

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Free form spectacle lenses

Ronald Rabbetts describes and a new report from the British Standards Institute that clarifies the terminology surrounding free form lenses

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The products you need

Optician rounds up the prominent suppliers of products essential to the day-to-day running of a practice – from blocking pads to blepharitis solutions

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In focus: Busy year ahead

As evidenced by the multitude of events showcased in this week’s issue of Optician – eye care professionals go into the New Year spoilt for choice. Joe Ayling 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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Accustomed to your face

In the first of a two-part report, Simon Jones looks at Hoya’s Yuniku platform, which puts vision at the centre of the 3D printed eyewear revolution