College of Optometrists, Vacancy: Director of Education

15 April 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

£80k (plus generous benefits package)   Contract: Permanent Full- part-time: Full-time Closing date: 23 April 2019 The College of Optometrists has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and skilled education professional to lead the strategic development and delivery of all aspects of our role in qualifying and developing the profession, in order to ensure confidence in the role of optometrists

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College of Optometrists: Optical Workforce Survey

8 April 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists led stakeholders from across the sector to undertake a survey of the optical workforce. The Optical Workforce Survey gathered key information about optometrists and dispensing opticians to build a picture of current workforce levels and the issues that will impact on its future. This important work provided evidence to answer questions on the current and future

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College research raises awareness of dementia that has early visual symptoms

2 April 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has completed research on the experiences of vision assessment for people living with a form of dementia that impacts vision. The research, published in the BMJ Open on 21 March, focused on posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) which can result in unusual visual phenomena, such as finding it easier to read smaller fonts than larger ones, as

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College of Optometrists: Vacancy: Head of HR (part time flexible) circa £45k pro rata

25 March 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

Contract: Permanent      Full- part-time: Part-time Closing date: 11 April 2019 (part time flexible – minimum 21 hours over 3 days) Optometrists have a major part to play in the health of the nation. They examine eyes for eye health problems and to enhance people’s quality of life by making them see more clearly by prescribing and fitting spectacles

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The College of Optometrists issues new patient factsheet as hay fever season arrives early

25 March 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

With hay fever season arriving earlier, The College of Optometrists has issued a member-only patient factsheet detailing a step by step guide on eye drop instillation. The factsheet arrives as the College warns hay fever sufferers to treat their allergy before their symptoms arise, to minimise the effects. The new patient factsheet has been produced following the results of the

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College’s Optometry Tomorrow Conference takes place in Birmingham

27 February 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists welcomed over 800 attendees to Birmingham last weekend (24-25 February) for its annual conference and AGM. Held at the city’s Hilton Metropole Hotel, Optometry Tomorrow 2019 saw delegates attend cutting-edge lectures, seminars, peer discussion and hands-on skills and discussion workshops. The extensive programme, in which delegates could obtain up to 16 interactive CET points, saw optometrists

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College of Optometrists: Consensus Statement Myopia Management

20 February 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

Myopia is a global problem. The rising prevalence and the risks of sight-threatening ocular pathology associated with myopia are well documented. On 15 June 2018, The College of Optometrists held a roundtable meeting to bring together clinicians, researchers and lead organisations across eye health, to consider the current evidence on childhood and adult myopia management. This consensus statement represents an

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College of Optometrists: Vacancy: Director of Policy and Strategy

18 February 2019
Source: The College of Optometrists

£80k (plus generous benefits package)   Contract:  Permanent Full- part-time: Full-time Closing date: 4 March 2019 The College of Optometrists has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and skilled professional to deliver impact and change across eye care. This role will lead the College’s strategic planning, shape the thinking of opinion-formers and support our 16,000 members through guidance to deliver

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The College of Optometrists issue eye health tips for winter as the cold bites

29 January 2019
Source: The College of Optometrists

As we are about to enter a cold snap, The College of Optometrists is urging the public to take steps to protect their vision and eye health. The College has developed a winter eye health poster to highlight the different ways winter can affect vision and exacerbate eye conditions. The infographic, which is available online, also advises readers on how

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