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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College of Optometrists celebrates sector’s researchers at its annual Diploma Ceremony

12 November 2018
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists recognised the achievements of some of the sector’s leading researchers in the field at its annual Diploma Ceremony at Central Hall Westminster in London last Tuesday. Four optometric researchers were presented with the College’s Research Excellence Award for their contributions across a variety of areas: • Dr Nicola Logan MCOptom was awarded the Neil Charman Medal

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College of Optometrists Life and Honorary Fellowships for outstanding contributions to the profession

2 November 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists will be awarding two new Life Fellowships and one Honorary Fellowship at the Diploma Ceremony on 6 November 2018. The Life Fellowships recognise members of the College for their contribution to the College or to their profession. The Honorary Fellowship recognises individuals involved in the wider eye healthcare and vision science professions for their outstanding contribution

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College of Optometrists issues advice for those wearing novelty contact lenses for fancy dress

31 October 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

Avoid a fright: College of Optometrists’ survey reveals over a fifth of people in the UK have worn or plan to wear novelty contact lenses   If you’re considering wearing novelty contact lenses this Halloween, you might be in for a scare! The College of Optometrists recently conducted research revealing over a fifth (22.8 per cent) of people in the

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Record attendance at sixth Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize conference

10 October 2018
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists held the sixth Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize conference at the weekend. The conference, held at the Hilton London Wembley, had its highest attendance yet, attracting over 280 attendees from across the UK. The conference featured some of the most popular lectures and workshops from Optometry Tomorrow 2018, including the well-received joint presentation with Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mr Kam

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Serious eye disorders. Consultation on draft quality standard, joint submisison from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with The College of Optometrists and Vision UK

2 October 2018

This quality standard will cover the diagnosis and management of serious eye conditions in adults including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. It will also cover preventing sight loss in adults. This quality standard will replace the existing NICE quality standard for Glaucoma in adults (QS7). The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards in 2017.

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NICE QS Chronic Disease Joint Response With RCOphth COO And Vision UK V1.4
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College of Optometrists’ survey shows poor habits and hygiene in using contact lenses and eye drops

26 September 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

A survey commissioned by the College of Optometrists shows that many people using contact lenses are not using good hygiene and many of those using eye drops are applying them incorrectly. The research, conducted to highlight hygiene and compliance around eye care issues for National Eye Health Week*, also showed that almost a third (30.1 per cent) of people do

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College of Optometrists publishes its Research Strategy 2018-2020

24 August 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists work in the area of research is guided by the Research Strategic Objectives and the processes in this Strategy. It has the overall aim of ensuring that the profession of optometry, and the practice of college of Optometrists members, is supported by evidence that members can understand. The College of Optometrists is the professional body for

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