Nominations open for AOP elected and designated Council positions

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

Marsha de Cordova MP champions the role of optometrists during practice visit

Battersea MP joined constituents in a High Street optometry practice to discuss the importance of primary eye care services “commissioned equitably”.

Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card discount scheme

The AOP welcomes the move, which recognises the important healthcare service provided by the optometry profession.

Andy Hill (NuVision Biotherapies) discusses recent AOP update to clinical guidelines

There are currently 600,000 people on the NHS waiting list for ophthalmology treatment, and over 5 million people in the UK currently live with dry eye disease. Here Andy Hill, CEO at NuVision Biotherapies Ltd, discusses a recent update to clinical guidelines and what this means for optometrists, patients, and taxpayers.

New AOP members elected to join Hospital Optometrists Committee

The appointment of Lucy Andrews and Claire Melvin confirmed at the AOP’s Hospital and Specialty Optometrists Conference.

AOP responds to new findings on bullying, harassment and discrimination in optics

The AOP endorses a commitment to more inclusive work environments for members – highlighting resources that tackle bullying and discrimination at work.

AOP champions member voices in new benefits video

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) produces a new member focused video to showcase the support the AOP provides through members’ careers.

Views invited on the future Special Schools Eye Care Service

NHS England are consulting on the current model of the Special Schools Eye Care service that is live in 83 schools across England.

100% Optical wins ‘best brand collaboration’ accolade

Optical tradeshow won the ‘Best Brand Collaboration’ award at the Exhibition News Indy Awards for the Association of Optometrists’ (AOP) partnership with Media 10.

Optometrists in Scotland secure 6% uplift for NHS eye care

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

AOP responds to GOC consultation on contact lens care

The regulator is reviewing the process for verifying contact lens specifications and the definition of patient aftercare.

Latest NHS plan to modernise primary care misses an opportunity

Government announces drive to digitise GP phonelines and offer greater options in patient access to care in dentistry and pharmacy, but does not capitalise on opportunities to improve patient experiences closer to home or address IT connectivity issues holding back optometry services.

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