100% Optical 2020, Secure Your Points Over The Weekend

AOP logo

14 January 2020
Source: Association of Optometrists

Taking place on 25-27 January 2020, at London ExCeL, this year’s 100% Optical will offer a comprehensive educational programme, delivered by the Association of Optometrists (AOP). Over the three-day event, delegates will have access to a wide range of education, exhibitors and thought-provoking talks from leading industry speakers. A series of CET-accredited sessions will also take place in the AOP

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WCSM: Travel Award Scheme 2019/20

13 January 2020
Source: Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

The Travel Award Scheme for ophthalmologists in training was launched in 2017, offering awards of up to £1,000 each to help with the costs of presenting research findings at national and international conferences and extending the Trust’s reach to ophthalmology. The 2019/20 Travel Award Scheme is now open for applications. Payments will be made in late April/May 2020.  The guidance

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Which?: Disabled passengers failed by poor airport accessibility services

13 January 2020
Source: Which?

A survey of disabled people commissioned by Which? Travel found that lack of confidence in accessibility services has left almost half feeling that their disability has restricted their ability to fly in the last two years. Those who do fly are often enduring long waits for special assistance and, in some cases, are even at risk of harm because of

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Vision Foundation, Vacancy: Interim Chief Executive

10 January 2020
Source: Vision Foundation

Could you be the one to lead Vision Foundation through the next 10 months? The past year has seen a huge amount of change at the Vision Foundation, with the launch of a new strategy, new name and brand and review of funding priorities. With our current CEO heading off on maternity leave very soon we are looking to recruit

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Latest HSIB report highlights ‘devastating’ impact of delays and pressure on national glaucoma services

10 January 2020

Delays to follow-up appointments for glaucoma patients leaves them at risk of sight loss, warns our new report. The report highlights the case of a 34-year old woman who lost her sight as a result of 13 months of delays to follow-up appointments. National issue Lack of timely follow-up for glaucoma patients is a recognised national issue across the NHS.

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RNIB Seeking Research Participants: Developing enjoyable and engaging Audio Description (AD) for Virtual Reality and 360 Videos

8 January 2020
Source: RNIB

RNIB Seeking Research Participants: Developing enjoyable and engaging Audio Description (AD) for Virtual Reality and 360 Videos Are you a blind or partially sighted person who would like to help make virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree videos more accessible? If so, we would love to hear from you! What is the study about? A growing number of formats are now

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BBC News: NHS pressures ‘put medical breakthroughs at risk’

8 January 2020
Source: BBC News

Future medical advances are at risk because NHS pressures are hampering the ability of staff to take part in vital research, leading academics say. The Academy of Medical Sciences said the number of doctors involved in research had fallen, while budgets had been frozen. It said despite shortages of staff on the front line, more priority still needed to be

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Urgent Action on Blindness Needed in 2020, as Charity Convenes Leading Ophthalmologists to Highlight the Research Funding Gap

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7 January 2020
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has convened the UK’s leading ophthalmologists to draw attention to the ‘1:20 funding gap’. Twelve leaders in the field have signed up to a public letter which is published in today’s Guardian (7 January 2020), calling on the new government to develop a national plan on sight loss that will ensure eye research

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National Ophthalmology Database receives funding boost

7 January 2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is delighted to announce that its National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) has received further funding to support its Audit for 2020.   The contribution provided by Bausch + Lomb for the calendar year of 2020, will ensure the highest standards of quality assurance and improvement, helping to facilitate cutting edge research that will maximize the

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Former TPT chair Rodney Powell awarded MBE in New Year Honours

7 January 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is proud to announce that its former Chair, Rodney Powell, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for his services to blind and partially sighted people as part of the Trust. He has been a trustee for 36 years of which 26 were as Chair. The current Chair, Mervyn Williamson, said “I’m

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