100% Optical and Optrafair organisers join forces

From now on there will be one major annual exhibition, 100% Optical at London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, which has full industry support from the FMO and other major optical bodies.

AAO cancels meeting for first time since 1945

The AAO has announced that its 2020 meeting will now be virtual only.

Glaucoma UK reveals new name, website and branding

Glaucoma UK - formerly the International Glaucoma Association - is using this year’s Glaucoma Awareness Week (GAW) to launch a new name, visual identity and website for the charity, with the aim of reaching more people who have glaucoma, or who are at risk of glaucoma.

COVID-19 elective oculoplastic consent proforma

The advent of COVID-19 will continue to impose major adaptations in how we as surgeons practise and offer elective surgery going forward. In addition to how we try to adapt to make our practice as safe for the patient and our teams as...

Michael Burdon to begin term of office as a BCPB Trustee

Michael Burdon begins his term of office as a BCPB Trustee in July 2020, and in October 2020 will become Chairman of the Council when Paul Hunter retires after six years.

Glaucoma Awareness Week 29 June – 5 July

This year, the International Glaucoma Association's (IGA) Glaucoma Awareness Week will take place from 29 June to 5 July. The IGA wants more people in the UK than ever before to know just how important it is to look after...

Cancelled eye surgeries could mean permanent sight-loss, warns Fight for Sight

A survey by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that people with sight loss fear their sight will further deteriorate during the Covid-19 pandemic, as they struggle to access treatment for their eye conditions.

AOP urges drivers to see an optometrist about vision concerns

The Association of Optometrists has reminded motorists to contact their optometrist if they have concerns about their vision.

ABDO and the CoO confirm 'essential' eyecare only advice

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians and the College of Optometrists have confirmed their advice following the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday.

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) launches new website

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness has launched a new website on 5 May.

BCPB chair takes on Everest challenge

BCPB's Chair, Paul Hunter is climbing Mount Everest at home via his stairs during lock down to raise vital funds for the charity's blindness prevention work.

Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Life in isolation

Judith Potts, the founder of Esme's Umbrella, which is the campaign to raise awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome and to source founding into research.