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100% Optical wins ‘best brand collaboration’ accolade

Optical tradeshow won the ‘Best Brand Collaboration’ award at the Exhibition News Indy Awards for the Association of Optometrists’ (AOP) partnership with Media 10.

Optical practices in England need "financial lifeline"

NHS England’s failure to act is forcing hundreds of optical practices to close, with a direct and dangerous impact on the eye healthcare of patients in England during the COVID-19 crisis, the Optical Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has warned.

BOLD Optical Fair // The Hottest show of the year

The September edition of Bold Optical Fair, the optical event for the Netherlands (and neighboring regions such as Flanders and North Rhine Westphalia, among others), turned out to be the hottest show of the year.

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.

Optical practices to stop providing routine sight tests

The following is a joint statement from the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC), Optometry Scotland, Optometry Wales and Optometry Northern Ireland.

Optical practices to continue to provide urgent and essential care

The UK Government has now published further guidance clarifying that opticians are exempt from the general requirement for retail businesses and premises to close. Optical practices may therefore continue to provide urgent and essential eye care to the extent that they can, including remote care, while managing COVID-19 risk to keep patients, staff and the public as safe as possible.

New flexible courses for Optical and Ophthalmology Support Staff

Insight Optical Training is pleased to launch its new Academy modules.

Optical Suppliers Association (OSA) Spring Members' Meeting

The OSA will be holding its Spring Members’ Meeting at the Kettering Park Hotel on Wednesday 23 March 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be the first in-person Members’ Meeting since October 2019. OSA Chair Andy Hepworth is...

Optical Suppliers Association creates Sustainability Committee

The OSA will be holding their first Sustainability Committee meeting on Friday 23 July.

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.

Print refresh for leading optical journal, Optometry Today

Optometry Today (OT) rolls out its first full print refresh since 2015, launching in the August/September edition.

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%.