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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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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