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Time to take stock

Bryony Pawinska provides an interim evaluation of the new pre-registration period six months into the pilot scheme

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Core subject 1 Communication skills

We continue our weekly look at the GOC core competencies by expanding our argument over the significance of good comminication skills for accurate history and symptoms taking

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Material differences

Alison Ewbank, Anna Sulley and Nick Atkins report on some of the highlights of this year's BCLA conference and exhibition.

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Handling the changes

The Section 60 changes to contact lens retailing have left many practitioners confused and angry. Chris Bennett asks CIBA Vision managing director Howard Barnes for his take on the amendments

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Cardiff's tribute to Professor Drasdo

Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Sciences hosted a festschrift last month to celebrate and honour the achievements of a highly respected member of the research community. Cameron Hudson reports

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The American way

Imagine finishing your degree only to cross the Atlantic to start all over again. Hamish Patel did just that when his family moved to the US. Here he compares his experience of the two optometric education systems

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Taking the first steps

optician talks to David Walker, chairman of the SMC Training Committee, about the launch of its Level 2 Certificate in Optical Production Processes