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OCUCO Heidelberg optrafair 2020

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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES


MIC-MADE in Cadore:

Dirupo by MIC

A sophisticated, environmentally responsible collection where nature and artisan tradition meet.

ProGear inner SnowGuard from Norville

Snowguard from Norville

The highly popular EG sports model is now available with upgraded inner protection.

More Modern Minimalism from Ørgreen

Orgreen

For Spring 2020 Ørgreen is pleased to reveal their latest optical collection in acetate. In keeping with Ørgreen’s commitment to innovation, the new collection celebrates Modern Minimalism, with a touch of boldness and surprising new elements.

Have More Fun in the Sun!

Stepper Fun in the Sun

Sun lovers and STEPPER fans can now enjoy the two, simultaneously.

New x-ide collection: Experimental shapes, construction and craftsmanship

X-ide Techno

For an urban look with just the right dash of sparkle; ongoing experimentation is embedded in the X-IDE DNA

Komono - Light Blue Capsule Collection

Komino Blue

During the late seventies and early eighties, one of the worst droughts in L.A.’s history occurred which drained hundreds of backyard pools all dotted around the city.

“Sono le mani” (It’s in the hands): LOOK made in Italia presents the new 2020 communication campaign

Look Sono le Mani

“Made in Italia”, one of the brand’s internationally distinguishing features – a decisive practical, aesthetic and philosophical choice – is showcased in the new LOOK made in Italia campaign. 

any more exciting new products on our New Products Pages.

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The Latest News

"We are big in Japan" announces Shamir

Shamir in Japan agreement
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

New Mido Dates
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

Happy recipients of Khmer Sight Foundation help
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

Have you registered yet for April 4th to 6th? Click here for details

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

Lightbird in Paris Fashion 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

Cardiff OpSoc Malawi Tripe planning
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!

VCHP needs help in Wales
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

Look Production Centre
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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We have a series of briefings revised in May 2013 on VAT:

VAT Briefings Introduction

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Advantages of Stock Modules for VAT

Practice Management Software

A series of briefings revised in May 2013 on the uses of practice management software:

Practice Management Software: Introduction

Practice Management Software: The Basics

Practice Management Software: Advanced Briefing

Practice Management Software: The Paperless Practice

Improving Business Strengths

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Keeping Stock Levels to a Minimum

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Contact Lens Report

EUROMCONTACT Contact Lens Report

Report on Drivers' Vision

Report on Drivers' Vision: A report published by The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)

The Bribery Act

The Bribery Act: Optical Confederation Guidance

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upcoming events

For further information on any of the events listed below please go to our events page.

03/03/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering Roadshow - North West
OCT LIVE This course is suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians. FREE

18/03/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

16/04/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

11/05/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

20/05/2020 - Somerset LOC - South West
Registration from 6.30pm - AGM from 7.00pm and Lecture by Alcon from 7.30pm

27/05/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
Retina Imaging Interpretation Course: 09:30 – 17:00

09/06/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

16/06/2020 - Somerset LOC - South West
Lecture & ACES Peer Review. Lecture presented by Mr Ed Herbert, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. Lecture: Retinal Updates & Peripheral Examining Techniques

18/06/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
Glaucoma Imaging Interpretation Course: Course: 10.00 – 17:00 at optometrists and doctors. Medical photographers, technicians and ophthalmic nurses

18/06/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
Glaucoma Imaging Interpretation Course: Course: 10.00 – 17:00 at optometrists and doctors. Medical photographers, technicians and ophthalmic nurses

19/06/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging Course:Course: 10.00 – 17:00 optometrists and doctors. Medical photographers, technicians and ophthalmic nurses

02/07/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

29/07/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

02/09/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

14/09/2020 - Somerset LOC - South West
Lecture and ACES Peer Review Lecture title - Rust Ring Removal and ACES Protocols ACES Peer Review

15/09/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

16/09/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
Retina Imaging Interpretation Course: 09:30 – 17:00

15/10/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

23/10/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
Non-Invasive Vascular Imaging Course:Course: 10.00 – 17:00 optometrists and doctors. Medical photographers, technicians and ophthalmic nurses

05/11/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

03/12/2020 - Heidelberg Engineering - Home Counties
SPECTRALIS Hands-On Operator Course: 10.00 – 16:00 All who use Spectralis; medical photographers, nurses and techs

03/09/2107 - ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London, W2 6LD - South East
Shamir on Lens Design

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For further information on any of the jobs listed below please go to our recruitment page.

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