Optometrists in Scotland secure 6% uplift for NHS eye care

AOP welcomes increase in fees paid to optometry practices for NHS eye examinations.

World-first artificial intelligence foundation model for eye care to supercharge global efforts to prevent blindness

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (IoO) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that has the potential to not only identify sight-threatening eye diseases but also predict general health, including heart attacks, stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Landmark review of glaucoma treatment and research published by Moorfields-led team

Four world-leading experts, including Hari Jayaram and Gus Gazzard from Moorfields, have combined their knowledge with the findings from over 150 peer-reviewed study publications to produce a landmark paper published in the Lancet.

CHEC ‘Re:Sets’ sights on patient outcomes and growth ambitions

CHEC, one of the largest providers of community-based ophthalmology services in the UK, has launched an enhanced go-to-market strategy that will better align its service offerings and provision with the NHS’ evolving needs.

RNIB focusing on supporting patients to ‘wait well’ at point of diagnosis this National Eye Health Week

To coincide with National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched a free guide bringing together information about services, tips for questions to ask when attending hospital appointments, and links to emotional support to help while you wait to find out more.

New eye hospital in North Tyneside marks major milestone for UK’s largest provider of NHS cataract surgery

NHS cataract surgery patients will benefit from high-quality care and significantly reduced waiting times at SpaMedica’s 50th hospital.

New speakers for the SEE Summit

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced two new speakers for the SEE Summit, dispensing optician Millie Fellows and Dr Angela Smith of ASDA Opticians.

Early bird bookings are open for Optometry Tomorrow 2024 – now incorporating BCLA Focus

Taking place from 28-29 April 2024, at the Telford International Centre, the flagship conference of The College of Optometrists now incorporates the biennial UK conference of the British Contact Lens Association.

UK rejoins Horizon Europe research funding programme

The UK government has announced that it will rejoin the €95bn Horizon Europe research framework.

TV presenter, author and model, Lisa Snowdon, calls on the nation to improve their EYE-Q

TV presenter, Author and model, Lisa Snowdon, is urging the public to brush up on their eye health knowledge, as she backs a new educational campaign launched by eyecare experts, Théa UK.

BOLD Optical Fair // The Hottest show of the year

The September edition of Bold Optical Fair, the optical event for the Netherlands (and neighboring regions such as Flanders and North Rhine Westphalia, among others), turned out to be the hottest show of the year.

Ciliatech presents preliminary results on treating glaucoma with CID at Ophthalmology Futures Symposium

Ciliatech presents preliminary one-year study results on treating open- and narrow-angle glaucoma with CID at Ophthalmology Futures Symposium.