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De Rigo: Best laid plans

Simon Jones talks to De Rigo UK & Ireland country manager Rebecca Louvre about how that company had to quickly implement new strategies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Confusion as services expand

Optical practices in England have this week set out on the road to recovery, but conflicting guidance and position statements have overshadowed the return to work. Simon Jones reports

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Getting back to business

Optician speaks to British eyewear suppliers and designers about their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the challenges they’ve faced and how business can resume in the months ahead

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Disruption disasters

Simon Jones looks at some of the disruptive brands and ideas that haven’t hit the mark

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Asda’s two decades in optics

Asda Opticians celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Mike Hale reports on the journey so far and what the future holds for the standard bearer for optometry in a supermarket setting

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In focus: Supplier support

Andrew McClean takes a look at how equipment, ophthalmic lens and contact lens companies are providing relief to practices

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Testing times for the OFNC

A letter from the OFNC in response to the government’s decision to freeze GOS sight testing fees shows an increasingly fractious relationship. Simon Jones reports