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ABDO strives for more input from members

Efforts to get more people involved in the Association of British Dispensing Opticians have been stepped up with proposed changes to the bodyÕs Council and area representation. Following a review of the structure of dispensing opticiansÕ group during 2

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Special eyes from Cantor & Nissel

u The largest independent contact lens manufacturer in Europe, Cantor & Nissel, has launched a new booklet detailing the products available from the companyÕs special eye department in Hemel Hempstead. The 32-page booklet provides information and specific

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Sir Donald retires after 35 years

u After more than 35 years practising in Ayr, optometrist Sir Donald Maclean has retired. Sir Donald moved from Perth to Ayr to manage James Rusk Opticians in 1965, and later bought the practice. He was knighted in the QueenÕs Birthday Honours List in

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Carroll outlines challenges ahead

The new president of the Federation of Ophthalmic & Dispensing Opticians (FODO) said in his acceptance speech that research had highlighted a shortage of numbers and quality staff in the profession.

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GOS statistics reveal manpower increase

New authoritative government figures were added to the debate on manpower in optics this week. However, it appears that some health authorities (HAs) providing statistics have fallen behind in collating numbers on the profession.

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Pharmaceutical Society to work with College

The College of Optometrists and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain this week said they would work together 'to resolve common problems and improve services to patients'.