OFNC advice to all optical practices and practitioners in England on coronavirus

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25 March 2020
Source: OFNC

Latest update for GOS contractors in England The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) and its members (ABDO, AOP, BMA and FODO) has produced new advice to all optical practices and practitioners in England on coronavirus (COVID-19). OFNC realises that so far there has been less clarity for the eye care sector from NHS England than in the other UK countries

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COVID-19: College of Optometrists updates

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24 March 2020
Source: College of Optometrists

This contains the current guidance available for each nation and the latest updates from the College. 23 March 2020: Recommendation to only offer ‘essential’ eye care We have listened to our members’ concerns, and the public health advice coming from the UK’s governments to avoid social contact where possible. As a result the College recommends that every optometrist and practice

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 20/03/2020

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20 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 19 March 2020, 64,621 people have been tested in the UK, of which 61,352 were confirmed negative and 3,269 were confirmed positive. As of 1pm

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New College President and Council members welcomed at AGM

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27 February 2020
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists welcomed a new President and six new Council members at its AGM, held during the College’s clinical conference, Optometry Tomorrow 2020 in Telford on 24 February. The incoming College President is existing Board member and former Vice-President, Colin Davidson FCOptom, Programme Lead at the University of Hertfordshire. He said; “I am very proud to be taking

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Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

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19 December 2019
Source: Vision UK

At Vision UK we hope that 2020 will be a big year for eye health and sight loss and we would like to make it the “Year of Vision”.  The attached docs have been put together by a small group of Vision UK members (RNIB, The College of Optometrists, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Guide Dogs)

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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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