Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans appoint Paul Bott as new Chair of the Board

Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Bott as the new Chair of the Board.

‘At risk’ corneas are more easily identified with SCORE

Risk assessment of post-LASIK corneal ectasia in refractive surgery patients is now a more exact, objective, evaluation thanks to the work of Heidelberg Engineering and a leading research partner in Paris.

Kevin Gutsell became president of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians

Kevin Gutsell FBDO (Hons) SLD became president of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) during a ceremony held on Thursday 9 May at the ABDO National Resources Centre (NRC) in Birmingham.

ABDO Medal of Excellence awarded to Jo Underwood

Jo Underwood, founding principal of ABDO College, has been presented with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) Medal of Excellence in recognition for her outstanding service and commitment to the Association.

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.

Open Sight Hampshire announces new Chair of Trustees

Open Sight Hampshire is delighted to announce Jane Brooks as its new Chair of Trustees.

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.

OKKO Health announce collaboration with the University of Plymouth to measure vision in extreme environments including space

OKKO Health, a leader in innovative eye health technology, is excited to announce its collaboration with the University of Plymouth. This groundbreaking project will test eye health and track early disease detection in extreme environments, beginning with the depths of a cave and soon to monitor astronauts’ vision in the vastness of space.

Specsavers Launches brand new Roblox Obby

Specsavers has unveiled the ‘Specsavers Obby’, a new branded obstacle course game and virtual merchandise giveaway on Roblox, marking the high-street retailer’s commitment to educating younger generations and continued steps into the gaming space.

In memory of John Hockney, 1948–2024

“I think it is fair to say that John was 'Mr Optrafair' for many years and devoted an enormous amount of his time to ensure it was a financial success for the FMO,” said former FMO Vice-Chairman Kingsley Sleep.

Basingstoke Ophthalmology Hospital commemorates first anniversary

CHEC marks one year milestone with community celebration.

Sight loss charities appoint engagement manager to oversee launch of new sight loss councils

Sight Scotland, and Sight Scotland Veterans, in partnership with Visibility Scotland, have appointed Callum Lancashire as their new Engagement Manager to oversee the launch of Sight Loss Councils in Scotland.

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