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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

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Dispensing guide

Stephen Clampin looks at the key dispensing stage of ensuring the correct fitting for a client

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The Hing dynasty

One family has been passing the torch in optometry in Bedfordshire since 1979. Jo Gallacher finds out more

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In focus: CET funding

A dispensing optician from Bournemouth has raised the issue of CET funding for dispensing opticians as the sector looks to expand its range of clinical services. Joe Ayling reports

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Christmas gift guide

Optician rounds up some of the best optical stocking-filler accessories for bespectacled patients