100% Optical kicks off 2019 with a look to the future

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22 January 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

100% Optical started off the new year in style this month, with 9115 visitors attending the education and trade event from the 12-14 January. As 100% Optical’s Official Partner, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) helped facilitate over 100 hours of CET, delivered through lectures, workshops and seminars. Many of the sessions aimed to prepare practitioners for the future, with subjects

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Evolving profession celebrated at the AOP Awards 2019

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14 January 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

On Sunday 13 January 2019, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) welcomed practitioners from across the optical sector at its eighth annual awards ceremony. The 2019 AOP Awards, which were sponsored by CooperVision, reflect an evolving profession, with the contributions of locums and optical practices providing hearing care recognised in dedicated categories for the first time. Kris Cottier, who took home

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AOP to offer in-house practice training in 2019

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2 January 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has announced that as part of its 2019 CET and professional development programme, practitioners will now be able to arrange CET-accredited AOP professional development courses at their practice. Dr Ian Beasley, AOP’s Head of Education, said: “We know that many professionals are looking for increasingly flexible approaches to education. By providing practices with the opportunity

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AOP highlights the need for improved eye health services for patients with learning disabilities

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22 November 2018
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has issued a new position statement setting out how patients with learning disabilities are being failed by current NHS services and where improvements can be made, particularly in England. In the statement, the Association highlights the high prevalence of visual problems among individuals with learning disabilities across the UK and outlines the barriers that many

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AOP responds to the GOC’s change of plan on the CET review

15 November 2018
Source: The AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has welcomed the General Optical Council’s (GOC) decision to change its plans for ongoing professional training in 2019, while warning that the regulator must raise its game on planning and delivering major projects. The GOC’s Council today agreed to a major change in the timetable for the Continuing Education and Training (CET) review. The GOC

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AOP calls for tighter vision regulations for drivers

8 November 2018
Source: The AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is inviting practitioners to get involved in its second Don’t swerve a sight test driving and vision campaign ahead of Road Safety Week (19-25 November). The campaign, which in 2017 attracted significant national media interest, highlights the importance of regular sight tests for motorists and calls for a change in the law that would see

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AOP and Fight for Sight ask the public to ‘celebrate their sight’ in new TV advert

3 October 2018
Source: The AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is partnering with eye research charity Fight for Sight to promote the importance of regular sight tests in a new TV advert and public awareness campaign launching 3 October. The Celebrate your sight TV advert, which features a voiceover by presenter and author, Konnie Huq, will be promoted on Sky Adsmart across 250 postcode districts

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Voting opens in the AOP Awards 2019

3 October 2018
Source: The AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is inviting patients and practitioners to support excellence in the optical profession by casting their vote in the AOP Awards 2019. Following shortlisting by a panel of industry experts, 11 AOP Award categories are now open to public vote including two new accolades, Locum of the Year and Audiology Practice of the Year. A further

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National Eye Health week resources

6 September 2018
Source: National Eye Health Week

National Eye Health Week (NEHW) takes place later this month, 24 to 30 September, with activities promoting eye health happening across the UK. NEHW, organised by the Eyecare Trust, with support from the AOP, provides the ideal opportunity to promote eye care in the community and your practice. There are lots of easy ways to get involved, including: • Organising

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AOP: Children’s eye health: Why vision matters

16 August 2018

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially. It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed

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