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"We are big in Japan" announces Shamir
We are excited to announce the opening of Shamir InoTime Japan, in collaboration with Paris Miki - a leader optical retail in Japan, whose annual sales turnover is about half a billion dollars.
New dates for MIDO 2020 confirmed
Just days after this weekends cancellation of one of the largest Optical Exhibition and Conferences the organsiers announce new dates in July 2020.
ABDO becomes a Youth Friendly Employer
The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has achieved the Youth Friendly Employer mark, showing an employer is invested in recruiting and supporting young people.
GOC publishes guidance on disclosing confidential information
The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published new guidance on disclosing confidential information about patients, including where patients may not be fit to drive.
Breaking News: MIDO 2020 Exhibition Postponed due to Italian Upsurge in coronavirus (covid-19)
Due to the sudden upsurge in Northern Italy of confirmed coronovirus cases Mido announced today that this years show expected February 29th to March 2nd has been postponed till the early weeks of June 2020.
The Khmer Sight Foundation has been named as Optrafair 20/20’s Official Charity Partner
This exciting news is confirmation of how seriously the FMO is treating this year’s conference and exhibition in this Vision Year of 20/20.
Serious in its desire to promote a better global vision outlook for the many, but seriously fun for all attendees.
Read about the Khmer Sight Foundation on our charity pages and the complete story on Our Exhibition and Education Page
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AOP opens nominations for 2020 Council elections
The Association of Optometrists is inviting practitioners and students to put themselves forward to become AOP Councillors, with nominations opening on Monday 24 February.
LIGHTBIRD flies to the EIFFEL TOWER to take part in PREMIÈRE CLASSE 2020
From February 28th to March 2nd the brand from Belluno will be guest at one of Paris' main international exhibitions dedicated to fashion accessories.
Visualise T & C publish: "I can't see you;can you see me?"
More help and factual information provided on our clinical pages here and this story can be read here
Cardiff OpSoc plan Malawi Trip fundraiser
How the Malawi project has been planned:
“Wondermoms” contact PHN with key messages: for those with and caring for, those with Vision Loss
Jackie Nunes from www.wondermoms.org supplied us with some additional links for support to vision loss communities to add to our Clinical Briefing pages.
Further BCLA Webinar announced today.
Scleral lenses are growing in popularity, with an ever-growing number of practitioners turning to them as a go-to solution for certain contact lens patients.
Register today for the BCLA Webinar, next week!
The Webinar next week will discuss the topic of soft lenses, examining drop-out rates and putting forward suggestions for how eye care practitioners can ‘get control’ over their fitting.
ABDO makes calls on Governments against Postcode Lottery
Governments in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland (NI) need to act now on the eyecare postcode lottery and have the same routine and emergency eye health care for people across the UK according to the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). ABDO is calling for action on the 21st anniversary of the launch of Vision 2020
Urgent Advice received from NHS England-Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for PMS providers
NHS England has asked the Optical Confederation to distribute the following alert to all optical practices, clinicians and staff to communicate to their patients and the public via booking systems and patient facing media.
Cardiff pop-up clinic sees 23 homeless patients, many for the first time!
Some 23 homeless people in South Wales felt cared for last week when they had their eyes examined.
LOOK – made in Italia: For over 40 years providing independent choice to protect customers
Certified to guarantee a product totally Italian in every respect
College responds to proposed National Tariff Payment Scheme and recommends that ending of the current front-loaded tariffs.
The College of Optometrists welcomes the priority given to ophthalmology to improve patient care and efficiency from changing the way ophthalmology services are delivered and paid for across primary and secondary care.
Approval for a further 74 CCGs to merge
NHS England (NHSE) has approved the merger of 74 existing CCGs to establish 18 new ones, reports the HSJ.
ICSs told by NHS England to streamline commissioning arangements by September this year
NHS England guidance has reiterated that all developing Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) should be actively “streamlining commissioning arrangements, including typically one CCG per system” with applications made no later than 30 September 2020 for a merger proposed for 1 April 2021.
FMO welcomes two more new members to Optrafair 20/20
As FMO gears up for Optrafair 20/20 exhibition and conference, two new members have been announced and six more have applied for membership.
FMO provides the perfect platform for optical companies to expand operations and achieve growth in 2020.
Membership of the FMO provides many benefits to Optical services and manufacturing companies over and above significant reductions in exhibiting at the UK's oldest and most prodigious conference and exhibition, demonstrating 60 years of support to the UK Vision Sector.
Eye health sector continues to respond to glaucoma investigation
The eye health sector has continued to respond to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s final report
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