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Lancashire keep eyes on the ball

Team members at Lancashire County Cricket Club have been improving their game throughout the summer thanks to help from Nike Vision Suns.

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Committee to hear charges of misconduct

Charges of serious professional misconduct are to be levelled at two optometrists later this month in two separate cases to be heard by the GOC's disciplinary committee.

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Show business brisk in Vegas

Organisers of US optical event Vision Expo contented themselves that this year's exhibitors reported brisk business Ð and broke records in its continuing education sessions Ð after attendance figures remained static.

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Doing the rounds

Emma Sharples reports from another successful meeting at the Hospital Optometrists' Annual Conference, which boasted one of the most varied and comprehensive agendas yet

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OO remuneration top of agenda in Scotland

Optometry Scotland is to meet with the Scottish Executive to discuss better financial remuneration for practitioners, following suggestions that universal free eye examinations may be introduced next year.

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October revolution

On Thursday October 9 attention was focused on the plight of the visually impaired across the world. Mike Brace describes the aims of the global programme to promote eye health

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Mission to Africa

People in Africa suffer up to seven times the rate of blindness as those in the rest of the world, and are desperately in need of eye care personnel. Dr Kovin Naidoo, African director of the International Centre for Eyecare Education, tells Bevis O'Neill about the challenge of developing sustainable solutions for disadvantaged communities

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SMC invites awards entries

Following the success of the 2001 and 2002 Awards for Innovation in British Optics, the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers has announced it will again be holding the competition in 2003. Entries are also being sought for the Master's Prize 2003. Th

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SDS teams up with VisionStar

Computer specialist SDS has appointed US-based software provider VisionStar LLC to distribute its optical products in America, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

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Chantrelle offers a certain something

Twelve new models have been added to the Chantrelle range by distributor Dunelm. The company says the range meets the needs of 'women of a certain age'. The new models include metal and plastic frames and some have a new microflex joint. Shapes are deep e

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A night to celebrate excellence in optics

Celebration and recognition were the keywords at this year's optician Awards, which were presented to 10 practices at a black tie event in the City of London on Tuesday.