The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has launched an on-going series of CET webinars for members.

31 July 2019
Source: ABDO

ABDO’s head of CET Alex Webster says, “We are excited to be able to offer interactive CET that members can access in a new way, without having the expense and time associated with travel to and from an event. Each month we will host a new CET-approved webinar enabling members who complete the session to gain 1 interactive CET point.”

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Just one week left to apply for popular courses at ABDO College

17 July 2019
Source: ABDO

Applications close on the 26th July for a number of the most popular courses at ABDO College, the only college in the UK dedicated to the teaching of the theoretical and practical aspects of ophthalmic dispensing and related specialist areas. Potential students should act now to develop their skills, improve their career prospects and learn while they earn. • BSc

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ABDO issues new range of patient leaflets The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has issued a new range of leaflets for practitioners to offer to patients.

10 June 2019
Source: ABDO

The leaflets have been developed by members of the association’s National Clinical Committee (NCC) in response to a survey of members. The titles in this first series include: • Food and eye health • Looking after your child’s eyes • Looking after your eyes • Your eyes in your 40s • Low vision ABDO Vice President Jo Holmes, who is

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AOP: Open letter – IT connectivity for primary optical care

15 April 2019
Source: The AOP

Open letter to Simon Stevens and Matthew Swindells at NHS England from the AOP, ABDO, FODO and LOCSU. Dear Simon and Matthew We are writing to you urgently on behalf of the representative bodies for the community optical sector. Our members are one of the pillars of NHS primary care, delivering 13 million sight tests and many other NHS services

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ABDO College launch new Optical Assistant Course

4 April 2019
Source: ABDO

If you want a flexible way to train your support team, giving them a vital induction to the world of optics, you will want to know more about the new Optical Assistant course from ABDO College. Suitable for people who have just started working in optics, as well as those who have been in practice for some time and want

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The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers announces changes to qualifications

1 April 2019
Source: Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) has announced that it plans to withdraw its accredited qualifications for optical assistants. The last main sittings for WCSM examinations at Levels 2 and 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and at SCQF Levels 5 and 7 in Scotland will be in December 2019. Current candidates expecting to sit examinations in June

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Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone comes to Optrafair 2019

Seeing Beyond the Eyes Resource Pack front page

27 March 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Our Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone will be at Optrafair 30 March – 1 April 2019, focusing in on sight loss and empowering optical professionals to effectively support low vision patients. The Zone is funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, a national charity supporting people with sight loss, and will feature CET worth 6 interactive-points delivered by our team – Peter

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ABDO: Scots lead the way in UK eye health care

6 March 2019

It’s truly a postcode lottery when it comes to eyecare in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NI), compared to Scotland which provides national eye care for all, according to the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ (ABDO) latest research which compares NHS eye care in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People in England, Wales and NI are only able to

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Joint Venture between the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists for RCOphth professional examinations

6 February 2019

  In a joint venture, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) are collaborating to host and deliver the RCOphth Refraction Certificate examination. This is one of four examinations that a trainee ophthalmologist takes in order to achieve the FRCOphth. From 2020 ABDO’s National Resource Centre (NRC) in Birmingham will become the permanent

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Optometry Today: ABDO issues Christmas eye health advice

5 December 2018
Source: Optometry Today

A survey has revealed make-up habits that could lead to eye infections The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has highlighted the common make-up mistakes that can cause eye infections as it shares advice on how to avoid issues during the Christmas period. ABDO’s own research found that 44% of women have left eye make-up on overnight at least once,

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