The College of Optometrists responds to Which? report

9 September 2019

The College of Optometrists has welcomed an independent report by Which? magazine into online spectacle suppliers. The undercover investigation found that seven of the 26 pairs of glasses purchased by Which? online did not meet British Standards and could present a potential safety risk. Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom, Clinical Adviser for The College of Optometrists, said: “I hope consumers will take

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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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Channel 4’s Hunted is back!

Shine: Hunted picture

27 February 2019
Source: Shine

Have you ever wondered if you’ve got what it takes to disappear and go on the run, testing your wits to evade capture from some of the best hunters on the planet? We’re looking for aspiring ‘fugitives’ of all ages, men and women, all abilities including blind and partially sighted to take part and do whatever it takes to disappear

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RNIB joins with broadcasters to get more people using audio description

23 July 2018
Source: RNIB

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is supporting a high profile advertising campaign aimed at helping people to use audio description on their televisions. UK Broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, UKTV, and Viacom are taking part in the campaign, with promotional adverts airing from 17 July – 9 September 2018. Audio description is a free service that

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