Ophthalmic Aid to Eastern Europe (OAEE) Bursaries 2024

OAEE assists young eye doctors from Eastern Europe to attend as observers in specialist clinics in the UK where a fee for observerships is charged. It also helps fund teaching visits by UK ophthalmologists to Eastern Europe and gives travel bursaries to ophthalmologists and orthoptists wishing to present papers at national and international eye congresses in the region.

Don’t miss Optometry Tomorrow 2024

There is still time to register for the College of Optometrists’ flagship event, Optometry Tomorrow.

WATCH EPISODE 9: Beyond 2020 with the Andean Medical Mission

Welcome to the 9th episode of Beyond 2020, the series that looks at strategies to eliminate avoidable blindness in countries with developing eyecare services and shares ideas and solutions to common difficulties in working abroad.

“She’s the Lewis Capaldi of the art world”: the young visually impaired artist transforming creativity

Hannah Evans (17) from Linlithgow, has been creating art since she was three years old and has three group exhibitions and three large solo shows under her belt. She is also partially sighted, autistic, and has specific learning and communication disabilities.

SPOKE launches Indicative Guidance for contact lens opticians and independent prescribers

The Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE) has published two new Indicative Guidance documents.

Partially sighted poet focuses on visual impairment and parenthood in new book

Glasgow-based poet Nuala Watt (39) aims to show that disabled people “have important things to say” in her latest book of poems, ‘The Department of Work and Pensions Assesses a Jade Fish’.

Nominations open for AOP elected and designated Council positions

The Association of Optometrists invites nominations from eligible members for its 2024 Council elections.

Optegra launches new fellowship programme

Leading eye health care group, Optegra, is proud to announce the appointment of its first Fellow, Mr Fadi Alfaqawi, as it unveils its Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Programme.

VCHP prepares to be 21!

Vision Care for Homeless People’s 21st celebration is fast approaching with volunteers looking to step up the service, and 100% is the time to find out more about becoming involved in your area.

Inaugural IP education session hailed a hit

A pioneering session has brought together a group of independent prescribers to create content ‘for practitioners by practitioners’ for use in real world scenarios.

Sight loss charities slam Scottish government for making blind and partially sighted people play tactile paving roulette

Sight Scotland launches ‘Pave the Way’ campaign to have tactile paving installed in every train station in Scotland.

100% Ophthalmology Programme Insights

We spoke to some of the Eye News family about their upcoming presentations at 100% Opthalmology, 24–26 February 2024, ExCeL London, UK.