SpaMedica extends its ophthalmic training programme, creating vital placements for NHS registrars

The UK’s largest provider of NHS cataract surgery is already supporting 60 aspiring surgeons, and has recently appointed three staff members to further develop its training provision.

Ophthalmology Sub-speciality Fellowships

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland and Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand have openings for the following Senior Clinical Research Fellowships: (1.0 FTE / 40 hours per week).

Healthcare Science (Ophthalmic Imaging) Degree Apprenticeship for Employers

Hear from the team at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and about how degree apprenticeships from University of Gloucestershire have helped their department.

ABDO graduation

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) celebrated the graduation of dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians at Canterbury Cathedral on Wednesday 24 April.

Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Award 2024’ Winner Announcement

PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University wins the Glaucoma UK ‘Excellence in Glaucoma Care Award 2024’.

ABDO to run pre-Board elections webinars

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is inviting its members to attend one of two webinars in preparation for its forthcoming Board elections.

Orbis and Heidelberg Engineering team up on free e-learning opportunities

Sight-saving charity Orbis and high-tech imaging and data solutions company Heidelberg Engineering are leveraging technology to provide free clinical education for eye care professionals around the world.

Applications closing soon for leadership and management training and qualifications

Optical professionals who want to boost their career in management are encouraged to apply now for the leadership and management courses from the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). Study is carried out 100% online and the closing date for applications for training leading to these qualifications is Thursday 4 April 2024.

Children with ‘lazy eye’ are at increased risk of serious disease in adulthood

Adults who had amblyopia (‘lazy eye’) in childhood are more likely to experience hypertension, obesity, and metabolic syndrome in adulthood, as well as an increased risk of heart attack, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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.

£5 million award for world-leading research facilities within new eye health centre

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust has awarded £5 million to UCL in partnership with Moorfields Eye Charity and Moorfields Eye Hospital to support Oriel – a centre for advancing eye health, opening in 2027.

ABDO College and bookshop at 100% Optical

At 100% Optical, ABDO College will be offering attendees the chance to learn more about ABDO College courses, from the popular optical assistant course through to ophthalmic dispensing and contact lenses optician qualifications.

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