100% Optical 2020, Secure Your Points Over The Weekend

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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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Be kind to your eyes – 20/20 is the year to start

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27 December 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

Choose eye health for your New Year’s resolution and make it the one you won’t break    A fifth (21%) have not had a sight test within the last two years[i] but regular checks protect sight by making sure eye conditions are picked up and treated early. Over one million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss.[ii]  As

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AOP research shows tougher laws still needed on vision for driving

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18 November 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is encouraging optical professionals across the sector to support this year’s Road Safety Week (18-24 November 2019) by sharing it’s ‘Don’t swerve a sight test’ campaign resources. The call comes in response to the AOP’s most recent Voice of Optometry survey findings which reveal an increase in the number of motorists being asked to stop

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New AOP guidance sheds light on over-referrals

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12 November 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has produced new guidance and a helpful infographic to explain why some eye diseases have high levels of ‘false positive’ referrals of patients to hospital. The guidance, The truth about ‘false positive’ referrals, shows that optometrists in community practice are already very good at identifying low prevalence diseases, such as glaucoma. But they could cut

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AOP Awards 2020 Call for patients and practitioners to cast their vote now

24 October 2019
Source: AOP

Patients and practitioners are invited to celebrate the achievements of their local optometrist, dispensing optician or optical practice by casting their vote in the Association of Optometrists (AOP) Awards 2020. The AOP Awards, sponsored by CooperVision, celebrate individuals, teams and organisations across optics. Following shortlisting by a panel of industry experts, 12 award categories are now open to a public

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Free AOP membership for newly-qualified optometrists

18 October 2019
Source: AOP

Optometrists that qualified this year are being offered an exclusive free trial from the Association of Optometrists (AOP). The free trial, which applies to the AOP’s Newly-Qualified grade, is designed to welcome individuals who have just qualified to the profession. AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman said: “Starting out in a career is exciting but it can also be filled with

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Eight tips for safe spooky contact lenses this Halloween

15 October 2019
Source: AOP

Make sure eye infections and ulcers aren’t part of your Halloween horror • Many Halloween contact lenses are unregulated and illegal • Poor quality contact lenses can cause serious eye health complications with wearers at risk of corneal ulcers or abrasions, eye infections and even blindness • One eye expert in 10 has seen a patient with eye problems after

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GOC pilot of new triage process welcomed

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19 September 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) welcomes the latest announcement from the General Optical Council (GOC) launching a four-month pilot of an enhanced triage process. The new process will enable them to close cases earlier, where there is no risk to the public. AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman, said: “It is reassuring to see that the GOC is taking a more

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Optometry Today and AOP launch Optometry student guide

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13 September 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

Insight and advice for students beginning their optometry journey Optometry Today (OT) and the Association of Optometrists (AOP) will be launching a new Optometry student guide outlining the steps from university to qualification, at freshers’ fairs this September. Bringing together helpful advice, resources, career options and tips to practise confidently, the guide is produced to help students make the most

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AOP response to Channel 4 Supershoppers

29 August 2019
Source: The AOP

Rebuttal of consumer advice to buy online     The Association of Optometrists (AOP) believes the latest episode of Channel 4’s Supershoppers, broadcast on 28 August 2019, is unhelpful to patients buying prescription eyewear. The programme does not make consumers aware that buying online can cause problems for them later. It is important that a patient is fitted with glasses

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