Optician finds out more about Dispensing Optician of the Year 2012 Martin Varley and what it takes to triumph at the Optician Awards
Continuing our series on eye care for older people, Liam Kite looks at changing occupational and lifestyle needs and how these influence lens and frame choice
Bill Harvey reminds us of the importance of lighting for those with impaired vision and is impressed by a new range of tinted shades that can be worn over existing spectacles without the stigma associated with more obvious sun shields
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Marc Farmer discusses the social influences that have a negative impact on compliance of spectacle wear in children
ABDO may have ended its conference weekend as ABDO after voting against a name change, but general secretary Sir Tony Garrett is optimistic about its future and the prospect of refracting DOs. Alison Ewbank reports
Elaine Grisdale, head of professional services and international development at the Association of Dispensing Opticians, says this year's conference offers a view in 3D - differentiation, development and diversification
In the first of three articles on age and vision, Professor Jane Falkingham and Professor Maria Evandrou discuss the challenges of active ageing
A little extra attention to the patient handover goes a long way to helping the DO make a good value sale, says Richard Pakey
Optician has teamed up with Keeler again to launch a competition to allow you the chance to invent something that could change the face of optometric practice
Continuing our series on finding inspiration in and out of the consulting room, Chris Bennett looks at how to get involved in local eye care schemes
In the first in a series looking at how best to dispense to meet the patient’s needs, Stephen Freeman considers ways of dispensing that best suit the demands of the modern office, and offers two case studies. Module C16476, one general CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians.
Gordon Carson discusses the legal ramifications of the sale and supply of protective eyewear and what needs to be borne in mind by the eye care professional when dispensing a safety appliance. Module C16143, one general CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians
In the fourth of our driving series, Dr Colin Fowler offers advice on areas to consider when dispensing to drivers. Module C15898, one general CET point suitable for optometrists and DOs.