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The surface of the world

Bill Harvey reports on a virtual conference organised by TFOS that offered a fascinating snapshot of the various challenges to ocular surface health from a wide range of countries around the world

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Changing methods of care

A statement on the use of technology and equipment during Covid-19 has been issued by the GOC. Andrew McClean takes a look at what registrants should consider

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In Focus: Into the unknown

Andrew McClean asks what a joint vision created by the College of Optometrists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists means for eye care services during and post-Covid-19

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Barrier breaking IT

A new IT platform rolled out by Primary Eye Services could break down some of the barriers between primary care optical practices and hospital eye services. Andrew McClean reports

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Covid: Evolving eye care

Mike Hale speaks to three independent practices about lockdown experiences, moving beyond essential eye care provision and the new normal

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In Focus: Speaking as one

Locsu’s annual report for 2018-19 notes how the optical sector must be well organised to meet challenges presented by changes to the NHS. Andrew McClean reports

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Preparing children for visits

Clinical adviser at the College of Optometrists, Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, tells Optician how practitioners should accommodate for children during the pandemic

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A world turned upside down

Anxiety has increased and independence has decreased during lockdown for blind and partially sighted people. Andrew McClean reports

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Vision 2020: The time is now

In the first of a regular opinion piece commenting on eye health matters, Sonal Rughani decries the loss of VisionUK and calls for renewed collaboration if we are to achieve the laudable goals of the Vision 2020 plan

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Review row resurfaces

ABDO and the GOC have once again locked horns over the regulator’s controversial Education Strategic Review. Simon Jones reports