CooperVision announces ‘Fresh Start’ the next phase of its ‘Fresh Thinking’ campaign at 100% Optical 2024

Leading manufacturer continues conversation with eyecare professionals on shaping the future of the contact lens patient fitting journey.

ABDO launches annual plan for 2024

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has launched its new annual plan, which will guide its work over the coming year on behalf of members.

ABDO to launch new course in paediatric eyecare

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced plans to launch a new professional certificate in paediatric eyecare that will enable eyecare practitioners to develop advanced skills and knowledge in relation to many different aspects of paediatric eyecare, including myopia management.

Independent opticians shortlisted for the 2023 SightCare Awards

28 deserving independent optical practices have been shortlisted in their chosen categories of the 2023 SightCare Independent Optician Awards celebrating the independent spirit.

OSA Insights to Market win praise from members

OSA members praised the breadth of optical market insights provided by the Autumn meeting this week as a broad spectrum of suppliers gathered in London, reinforcing the strength of the trade body.

New Boots Opticians store opens in St James Quarter, Edinburgh

A brand-new Boots Opticians store has now opened in Edinburgh St James Quarter offering a wide range of frames, from designer brands such as Tom Ford, Gucci and Ray-Ban, as well as sustainable ranges and stylish own brand frames.

Orthoptist takes office as Master of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

In what she called “a giant leap for orthoptists”, Liz Shilling (known professionally as Liz Tomlin), was installed this week as Master of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, the first orthoptist ever to serve as Master in the Company’s almost 400 year-old history.

Winner announced for the Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award

The International Opticians Association (IOA) has announced the winner of the Silmo IOA International Optician of the Year Award. This innovative award recognises the importance of the optician in the optical business and their role in the choice of optimum products for their clientele.

Thomas Truckenbrod awarded for his outstanding contribution to the optical profession

The International Opticians Association (IOA) has given Thomas Truckenbrod a special award recognising his outstanding contribution to the optical profession. The award was presented by IOA director of development Elaine Grisdale at the SILMO d’Or ceremony on Saturday 30 September in Paris.

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.

Bradford College ranks in English Top 3 for Dispensing Optician Higher Education

Bradford College has ranked in the top three institutions in England offering ophthalmic dispensing (Dispensing Optician) higher education courses, according to the recently published National Student Survey (NSS).

Andrew Symons appointed as adviser to the ABDO Board

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced the appointment of Andrew Symons FBDO CL FBCLA as an adviser to the ABDO Board.

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