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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.

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.

ABDO responds to GOC research

New research published by the General Optical Council (GOC) shows an increase in public satisfaction in eyecare services.

ABDO responds to NHS long term workforce plan

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has responded to the NHS England long term workforce plan.

Andrew Symons appointed as adviser to the ABDO Board

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced the appointment of Andrew Symons FBDO CL FBCLA as an adviser to the ABDO Board.

Thomas Truckenbrod awarded for his outstanding contribution to the optical profession

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.

ABDO welcomes the RNIB's new eye care support pathway

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) welcomes the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) eye care support pathway.

Crisis at Christmas Opticians celebrate 20-year partnership

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.

AEON eye drops now available in Boots Opticians across the UK

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.

New speakers for the SEE Summit

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has announced two new speakers for the SEE Summit, dispensing optician Millie Fellows and Dr Angela Smith of ASDA Opticians.

Patients with low vision benefit from optical sector seeing ‘beyond the eyes’

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%.

Optometry Today’s new essential guide for myopia management

Optometry Today (OT) has published the second edition of its myopia management guide.