New study maps priorities for UK eyecare research

Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, childhood vision loss, and short-sightedness are highlighted as target study areas.

Help provide a free eyecare service in Edinburgh to those affected by homelessness

We're thrilled to share that this summer marks a milestone for VCHP as we prepare to open our 10th clinic, a momentous occasion heralded by our inaugural venture into Scotland.

250 QFFD bicycles make sight saving care possible in rural Zambia

Sight-saving charity Orbis, is delivering a project in the Copperbelt province of Zambia, tackling the difficulties of delivering eye care in rural areas by providing 250 bikes to Community Eye Health Champions (CEHCs).

Melton optometrist and lecturer wins RNIB Eye Care Professional of the Year Award

The RNIB See Differently Awards, supported by People’s Postcode Lottery, recognise and celebrate outstanding work supporting people with sight loss. Hosted by standup comedian, Jamie MacDonald, the awards took place on Tuesday 21 May.

Belfry to host summer OSA meeting

The Belfry beckons for all OSA members from 10–11 June, as one of the most enjoyable events of the optical calendar.

Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB accredits CHEC as a system provider of gastroenterology services

CHEC Stevenage, a community-based hospital, aims to increase patient choice and maintain short waiting times.

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.

Stoke Hospital commemorates fifth anniversary

CHEC marks five year milestone with community celebration.

Presbyopia edition of BCLA research project due to be published

A “pioneering” BCLA global consensus report will deliver evidence-based guidance to eyecare professionals on all aspects of presbyopia and its management – shaping the future of patient care for years to come.

Optometrists and ophthalmologists update their joint care vision

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have published an updated joint vision for the continued collaboration of the two professions, to support the delivery of safe and sustainable eye care services in England.

AOP welcomes report calling for redirection of future funding from secondary to primary and community services

The King’s Fund says a shift in focus away from hospital care in England’s ‘failing health and care system’ is essential.

CHEC celebrates surgeon’s 1000th cataract surgery

Community healthcare provider marks Lancashire surgeon’s major milestone.

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