The College of Optometrists recognises outstanding contributions to optometry with Life and Honorary Fellowships

8 November 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has announced it is awarding six new Life Fellowships, and one Honorary Fellowship, to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession or to the College. The six new Life Fellows of The College of Optometrists are: • Professor David Elliott PhD FCOptom, Professor of Clinical Vision Science, University of Bradford, Editor, Ophthalmic and

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College of Optometrists: Woman ‘goes BLIND for three weeks after getting excruciating blue tattoos on her eyeballs’

6 November 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

Find out what the College of Optometrists Clinical Adviser has to say about a woman temporarily losing her vision following an eye tattoo procedure.  You may have recently read an article published on the Mail online (3 November 2019) about a woman temporarily losing her vision following an eye tattoo procedure. Australian ‘body modifier’, Amber Luke, has spent $26,000 transforming

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College of optometrists: Myopia control – trick or treat?

30 October 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

With half the world’s population estimated to be myopic by 2050, Olivier Denève, the College of Optometrists Head of Policy and Public Affairs, asks how can we explain the risks and benefits to patients. It is estimated that half the world’s population will be myopic by 2050. In the UK, the prevalence of myopia in children aged between 10-16 years

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Avoid a fright: The College of Optometrists issues advice on make-up use this Halloween

22 October 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

Thinking of creating an eye-popping make-up look this Halloween? You might be surprised to know that false eyelashes, glitter and novelty contact lenses can cause a serious scare when it comes to eye health. As top influencers including Patrick Starrr and Jamie Genevieve promote their Halloween make-up ideas, The College of Optometrists has issued some advice to consider when deciding

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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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College of Optometrists launches new animation and poster explaining the role of the optometrist

30 August 2019
Source: The College of Optometrists

Resources developed for member use during National Eye Health Week The College of Optometrists has launched two new member-only resources to help members in the promotion of National Eye Health Week 2019. The College has developed a short animation that explains the role of the optometrist, and a poster outlining which professionals a patient is likely to encounter during a

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College of Optometrists: Keeping an eye on obesity

21 August 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

How much do we really know about the association between obesity and eye health? As obesity reaches pandemic levels, Kathy Oxtoby reviews the evidence. The implications of rising obesity on the nation’s health may have an impact on eye health. And with an NHS survey estimating that just over a quarter (28%) of children aged two to 15 in England

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Poor eyesight and hearing loss costs billions

6 August 2019
Source: UKNEHS

UK’s first vision and hearing survey aims to capture vital data on UK issues A lack of accurate data is contributing to a £58billion bill for vision and hearing loss in the UK, according to a report published today that calls on the Government to support the first ever national survey of the UK population’s sensory needs. It is estimated

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College of Optometrists, Podcast: Professor Pete Coffey on the London Project to Cure Blindness

8 July 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

The Latest podcast from the College of Optometrists features Professor Pete Coffey on the London Project to Cure Blindness. During the podcast he talks about the future developments of stem cell research and describes the process.  Listen to the podcast here: https://www.college-optometrists.org/the-college/podcasts.html  The project: The aim in this project is to replace damaged and diseased retinal cells that lead to

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The College of Optometrists conducts third report on Scheme for Registration

5 July 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has published its third report analysing pre-registration trainees’ performance on the Scheme for Registration (SfR). The report is based on demographic and performance data of a single cohort of 620 pre-registration trainees who enrolled on the College’s SfR between 1 June 2015 and 31 May 2016. The data was drawn in April 2017. Analysis of the

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