2025 SightCare Awards launched

The 2025 SightCare Independent Optician Awards celebrating the independent spirit opened for applications in July. The SightCare Awards recognise the best independent opticians from the length and breadth of the UK.

United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) Conference: Last chance for Early Bird tickets!

The United Kingdom and Eire Glaucoma Society (UKEGS) invites you to its annual conference, hosted by Consultant Ophthalmologist Nishani Amerasinghe, on 9 and 10 October 2024 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

IAPB brings sector together in Mexico to transform the future of global eye health

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has brought together over 600 delegates, in person and online, for 2030 IN SIGHT LIVE in Mexico City.

Preview: Oxford Ophthalmological Congress

Between 1–3 July, we will be heading down to England for the 107th Oxford Ophthalmological Congress.

Seeing the Funny Side: Taking on the Edinburgh Fringe with Sight Loss

Comedian Jake Donaldson is partially blind, or partially sighted, depending on your outlook on life, but what’s it really like to be a visually impaired comedian?

RCOphth 2024 Report

A comprehensive tapestry of all our RCOphth Annual Congress content captured between 20–23 May 2024.

ABDO announces dates for the ABDO Clinical Conference

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced the dates for its second clinical conference. The ABDO clinical conference will take place on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 October at the ABDO National Resource Centre, Birmingham, providing two opportunities for members to attend.

Report: Kabgayi International Ophthalmology Conference 2024

My journey to Rwanda in April 2022 aimed to expand vitreoretinal services, but it also highlighted the need for robust scientific discourse, akin to the UK's ophthalmology culture, and so we seized the opportunity to plan an 'international' ophthalmology conference to coincide with a visit from five of my former UK consultant colleagues.

The Retina International World Congress will take place in Dublin from June 5-8

The Retina International World Congress hosted by Fighting Blindness will take place in Dublin, Ireland, from June 5-8.

Animal antics for children with vision impairment

Nine families with children with vision impairment got up to some animal antics at a mini zoo in Perth, thanks to the charity RNIB.

Understanding optical lab processes at 100% Optical

Boosting understanding amongst the entire practice team about what happens in the optical lens manufacturing process was a keynote lecture which drew a packed audience to the OSA stand at 100% Optical.

In conversation with Vasuki Sivagnanavel at 100% Optical

At 100% Optical at the end of February, we were lucky enough to run into Vasuki Sivagnanavel, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital, shortly after her presentation: 'Diagnostic insights with retinal ultra-widefield multimodal imaging - perspectives from an optometrist and ophthalmologist'.

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