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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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%.