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Alleviating pressure

Barbara Ryan tells Andrew McClean about research exploring how primary care schemes could alleviate pressure on hospital eye departments

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Association seeks DVLA retest

The AIO has taken aim at the national licensing agency over vision testing contract and misleading communications to patients. Simon Jones reports

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GOC approves ESR findings

Optical associations have reacted with cautious optimism to the confirmation of the GOC’s new requirements for qualification. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

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In Focus: Securing services

Andrew McClean finds out how emergency funding has enabled vital sight loss charity services to continue during lockdown

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A quality of life issue

John Weldon explains to Andrew McClean why it’s time to rollout the Sligo cataract scheme across Ireland

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In Focus: The road ahead

Optometrists, professional bodies and optical suppliers share their outlook for 2021 with Yiannis Kotoulas and Andrew McClean

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The post-pandemic path

Last month’s Alconversation online panel discussion had a different, but strangely familiar feel. Simon Jones reports

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Planning for the future

Yiannis Kotoulas reports on the release of the College’s Inspiring and Supporting Excellence strategy

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In Focus: Difficult decisions

Andrew McClean finds out how the professional bodies have adjusted their membership fees for practitioners in light of the pandemic