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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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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