The International Opticians Association (IOA) has given Thomas Truckenbrod a special award recognising his outstanding contribution to the optical profession. The award was presented by IOA director of development Elaine Grisdale at the SILMO d’Or ceremony on Saturday 30 September in Paris.
The London Crisis at Christmas Opticians and Eyecare Service, which is run as a partnership between Crisis, the national charity for people experiencing homelessness and Vision Care for Homeless People, celebrated its 20th year in December, with the service growing from one initial clinic to nine in London.
Worthing-based Rayner, a global innovator in cataract and refractive surgery solutions and the only UK manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs), today announced that AEON, its surgery-focused premium eye drops, are now available in Boots Opticians, with more than 500 branches across the UK.
Patients with low vision are benefitting from an initiative developed by Visualise Training and Consultancy and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust.
Seeing Beyond the Eyes has released its impact report which highlights a huge increase in the number of optical professionals who will now refer patients with low vision to vital support services – up from only 9% to an impressive 96%.