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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

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AIO conference report

The Moller Centre Cambridge was the venue for this year’s AIO conference, welcoming around 200 independent optometrists and dispensing opticians and dozens of students who took part in four tracks of learning from around 30 presenters. Peter Black reports

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New tech and good service

Nominated in two categories, Cameron Beaumont was named Independent Practice of the Year, sponsored by Hoya, in the Optician Awards. Luke Haynes reports

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Door-to-door hearing care

Shortlisted in two categories, Davies & Jones Optometrists took home the Audiology Practice of the Year Optician Award. Simon Jones reports

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Offering space and time

Acuitis has entered optical and audiology retail in the UK with a fresh approach. Simon Jones finds out more about the formula for its hearing care services