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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

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In focus: Surviving the crisis

The independent opticians’ business association, SightCare, hosted a webinar to discuss the future of optometry in relation to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

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What help is available?

Mo Chaudhry outlines what financial relief is accessible for employers and employees/locums affected by the Covid-19 outbreak

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In focus: Covid-19 tips

Optometrist and dispensing optician, Dr Scott Mackie, shares the steps he quickly implemented in his Scottish practices following the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic

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Keeping cash in the business

CEO of Leighton Opticians, Ryan Leighton, tells Andrew McClean what steps practices should be taking in order to protect their business during the coronavirus pandemic

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STEP in the right direction

Mike Hale speaks to Kamlesh Chauhan, director of professional education for Northern Europe at Johnson & Johnson Vision, about how the company’s STEP initiative helps pre-regs

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Tackling coronavirus together

A network has been set up to provide guidance and support to optometrists during the coronavirus situation. Andrew McClean speaks to Imran Hakim about what strategy practices should adopt

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Moving downstairs in style

Differentiation is the modern mantra of the independent. Chris Bennett travelled to Cheltenham to hear more about Ellis & Killpartrick’s journey to be different

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Fluorescent fluctuations

Professor Arnold Wilkins looks into the impact of strip lighting on vision and how the use of colours may mitigate its negative effects

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Interview: 25 years of CLs

Mike Hale interviews Professor Philip Morgan and Professor Nathan Efron about 25 years of their annual survey of UK prescribing trends

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Optrafair: Ryan Leighton

Andrew McClean speaks to Ryan Leighton about 2020 plans, new initiatives and what he’ll be presenting at Optrafair