Don’t miss Optometry Tomorrow 2024

There is still time to register for the College of Optometrists’ flagship event, Optometry Tomorrow.

Nominations open for AOP elected and designated Council positions

The Association of Optometrists invites nominations from eligible members for its 2024 Council elections.

Inaugural IP education session hailed a hit

A pioneering session has brought together a group of independent prescribers to create content ‘for practitioners by practitioners’ for use in real world scenarios.

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.

Marsha de Cordova MP champions the role of optometrists during practice visit

Battersea MP joined constituents in a High Street optometry practice to discuss the importance of primary eye care services “commissioned equitably”.

ARU opens Sensory Sciences Centre in Cambridge

New £1.9m investment in equipment, teaching and research space for students.

SPOKE launches Project Four Supervision Guidance

The Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education (SPOKE) has published the output of its fourth project.

Optometrists and dispensing opticians now eligible for Blue Light Card discount scheme

The AOP welcomes the move, which recognises the important healthcare service provided by the optometry profession.

Crisis Specs collection day brings happy faces all round

Volunteers took delight in dispensing to the Crisis at Christmas guests who returned this week to collect their glasses, with frames kindly donated by Specsavers and lenses and glazing by EssilorLuxottica.

AOP welcomes Labour plan on primary care optometry

In a keynote health policy speech at the Institute for Government (IfG) annual conference, Karin Smyth MP committed to working with primary care optometry to reduce hospital waiting times.

College of Optometrists responds to Labour’s partnership plans for eyecare

Shadow Health Minister, Karin Smyth MP, has outlined Labour’s plans to support improved eyecare services.

AOP update on new GOC e-service for statutory notices

The GOC intends to introduce email communication for statutory notices with consent.

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