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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College of Optometrists: Iluá Hauck da Silva – ‘Artist in Residence’ (Forthcoming exhibition)

23 January 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

Iluá Hauck da Silva, an artist and glassmaker specialising in works of anatomical and pathological symbolism, is to be the third ever ‘artist-in-residence’ attached to the British Optical Association Museum. During 2019 she will produce an assortment of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, ahead of an exhibition at the College next September, inspired in part by her own experience of dry

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College of Optometrists: Acuity: End of year: Looking back, looking forward

2 January 2019
Source: Acuity

Acuity Digital asked five industry experts to round up the optical successes of 2018, and what they predict for the year ahead. With changes throughout the sector, and constantly evolving practices and expectations, the last 12 months have been a busy time for optometrists and others in the provision of eye care services. But with 2019 looking like it will

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The College of Optometrists advise anyone buying presents for children to be aware of the dangers of lasers

19 December 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

“If you can’t avoid lasers, ensure they are bought from a reputable retailer”    The College of Optometrists is encouraging parents to be vigilant about any toys containing lasers this Christmas. As the Office for Product Safety and Standards has advised that laser pointers are not toys, the College is reminding parents that lasers can be a danger to vision.

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The College of Optometrists: The Post Doctorate Award fund

12 December 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists’ Post Doctorate Award fund will support an optometrist embarking on a career in clinical research, and provides a great opportunity for you to play a significant role in their future and the future of your profession. Every year, the College provides financial support to talented and committed researchers undertaking ground-breaking research within universities. Their work is

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Results of the College of Optometrists’ Council elections are announced

11 December 2018
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has announced the names of its newest Council members. Shane Bhimani MCOptom and Nitika Sondhi MCOptom have been elected unopposed as College Council members for the London region, Kyla Black MCOptom will represent members in the East Midlands, Matt Roney MCOptom was elected unopposed to represent the North West region, Kathryn Trimmer MCOptom will represent Scotland,

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College of Optometrists launches new member app

4 December 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

New College app gives instant access to key clinical guidance     The College of Optometrists has launched a new app to help support members in providing the best possible patient care. The app gives College members instant access to a range of its core clinical guidance as well as patient materials, all of which can be accessed offline. The

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The College of Optometrists is recruiting for its Public Patients Reference Group (PPRG)

29 November 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

In 2012, the CoO set up our Public Patients Reference Group (PPRG) to increase the ways in which we obtained input from patients and the public to our policies, guidance, and patient resources. As the terms of many of the current members are now coming to an end, we would like to use this opportunity to invite applications from patients

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College of Optometrists position statement on blue blocking spectacle lenses

20 November 2018
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College’s position   The best scientific evidence currently available does not support the use of blue-blocking spectacle lenses in the general population to improve visual performance, alleviate the symptoms of eye fatigue or visual discomfort, improve sleep quality or conserve macula health. How we arrived at this position We undertook a systematic literature review, with a view to addressing

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