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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ABDO: Macular Society: Nearly 1.5m people in the UK affected by biggest cause of blindness

9 November 2018
Source: ABDO

New figures have revealed that nearly 1.5m people in the UK are affected by macular disease, the nation’s biggest cause of blindness. The statistics revealed by national sight loss charity, the Macular Society, have been released on World Sight Day to highlight the extent of what is now an urgent public health issue. Macular disease is a progressive disease, which

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Two new directors appointed to LOCSU Board

30 May 2018
Source: ABDO

LOCSU welcomes the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors.   Stephen McAndrew is replacing Paul Carroll as a FODO-nominated member of the LOCSU Board. In addition, following a publicised recruitment process, Emma Spofforth has joined the LOCSU Board as the LOC representative for the Midlands and East of England region. Stephen McAndrew is Director NHS Services at

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Visualise: Opticians to get Clearer View of Visual Impairment

12 March 2018
Source: Visualise

Thomas Pocklington Trust are supporting entrepreneur Daniel Williams, and dispensing optician Peter Black, to drive forward the message that no patient should be diagnosed with an eye condition and left to fend for themselves. This innovative and insightful course leaves optometrists and dispensing opticians empowered with knowledge to deliver the highest quality service to their VIPs (visually impaired patients). Thomas

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Optical Confederation calls on NHS England to take urgent action to address Capita failures

24 January 2018
Source: Optical Confederation

The Optical Confederation has today (Monday 22 January 2018) written to Simon Stevens,  Chief Executive of NHS England, calling for urgent action to address the ongoing failure of Capita to fulfil their contractual obligations. The letter highlights the “utter frustration, dissatisfaction and anger” at the continuing failure of the Primary Care Support England (PCSE) service delivered by Capita for NHS

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Congratulations to Fiona Anderson as she takes up new presidential role at ABDO

1 May 2016
Source: ABDO

Fiona Anderson became the new ABDO president during a presidential handover ceremony at the 2016 ABDO gala dinner held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Sunday 10 April. Fiona thanked outgoing president, Peter Black, for his dedication and hard work during the three years that he held the post and then handed-over the vice presidency to Clive Marchant. During a

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Optometry Tomorrow 2016 to offer contact lens stream with British Contact Lens Association

18 November 2015
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) have teamed up to offer dedicated contact lens sessions at Optometry Tomorrow 2016

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