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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

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Mum's the word

Female dominated Bowen Opticians has become something of a matriarchy in Weston-super-Mare. Jo Gallacher took a trip to the seaside town to find out how

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In focus: Heatwave report

A surge in temperatures across England and Wales has presented some unique patient and workplace challenges this week. Joe Ayling reports on how the optical profession is coping

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In focus: Fluorescein strips

The long delayed ruling on the classification of fluorescein strips is due in November. Chris Bennett reports on the fall-out for opticians if rules change

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In focus: Optics on the agenda

With another general election scheduled for next month, Optician asks representatives across the profession what they will be asking MPs and the elected government to deliver this time around. Joe Ayling reports

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Women in Optics

Part-time work, women in leadership roles and the future of optics were all discussed at Optrafair’s first Women in Optics panel. Jo Gallacher reports

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In focus: Acuitis

The arrival of optical chain Acuitis on the UK high street raises the stakes as the French company secures investment for a new concept of hearing and vision care stores akin to technology giant Apple. Joe Ayling reports

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Optician Awards: Our winners

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.

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Winners step into limelight

A glittering Optician Awards ceremony took place in Birmingham last weekend, when the deserved winners and close contenders were announced