How do blind and vision impaired people experience loneliness and isolation?

This week Fight for Sight / Vision Foundation released a report highlighting the acute experiences of loneliness among people who are blind or vision impaired.

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.

Haag-Streit’s 'Slit Lamp Imaging Competition 2024' includes new video category

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard diagnostic and surgical devices and instruments for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and orthoptists, is delighted to launch the Haag-Streit 'Slit Lamp Imaging Competition' in the UK once again.

Introducing: the ANTS Imaging Competition

Do you have an interest in ophthalmic imaging? Fancy capturing the anterior segment using a slit-lamp? Check out the new ANTS Imaging Competition.

The third #AspireOphth Competition is here!

The RCOphth 2024 Annual Congress / #EyeConUK is coming up and you know what that means, we're teaming up again with Sohiab R Rufai for another #AspireOphth Competition!

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.

Eye surgeon behind destroyed Gaza hospital is honoured with a special recognition award

A Manchester-based eye surgeon who has made it his life’s mission to provide internationally-renowned eye care for the people of occupied Gaza, West Bank and East Jerusalem, has received a Health Champion Award from The Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET) at a special ceremony in London.

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.

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.

Jason Turnbull takes on epic challenge: climbing 24 Munros in 2024 to support Sight Scotland Veterans

Jason Turnbull has embarked on a remarkable journey to climb 24 Munros throughout 2024 to raise funds for Sight Scotland Veterans, a charity dedicated to supporting visually impaired veterans throughout Scotland.

Zac’s work saving sight from Ayrshire to Addis Ababa earns nomination for RNIB See Differently Award

A West of Scotland clinician has been shortlisted for an RNIB See Differently Award in recognition of his work as an eye consultant across five hospitals in his local area as well as providing eye surgery in some of the world’s poorest regions.

Nominations sought for ‘passionate’ new BCLA council members

“Committed” and “passionate” eye care professionals have been urged to put themselves forward to represent their peers on the BCLA council.