College of Optometrists updates Guidance for professional practice

23 November 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has reviewed and updated its Guidance for professional practice. This scheduled three-year renewal will bring the guidance in line with the General Optical Council (GOC) Standards, NICE and SIGN Guidelines. Changes include: • An updated section to address ‘social media and online behaviour’ in line with its increasing presence in day-to-day life • An expanded complaints

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College of Optometrists warns of the dangers of wearing novelty contact lenses on Halloween

27 October 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

If you’re thinking about wearing novelty contact lenses to add an eye-popping touch to your zombie or vampire outfit – think again. You may be putting your eyes at risk by using lenses bought from a non-reputable source or if you use them without the professional guidance of an optometrist, doctor or contact lens optician.   The College of Optometrists has

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The College of Optometrists’ patient materials to be distributed through all Specsavers stores

24 October 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists’ popular range of patient information materials are to be made available through all Specsavers’ UK stores. From this month, the extensive range of patient leaflets, eye drop instillation sheets and children’s activity packs and stickers developed by the College, will be co-branded for all Specsavers stores so that more people can benefit from information on common

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The College of Optometrists will be opening its doors as part of London’s open house weekend

31 August 2017
Source: Open House London

The College of Optometrists will be opening its doors to the public on 17 September as part of London’s open house weekend. HQ of professional and examining body for UK optometrists occupying two terraced houses, No.41 (Flitcroft c1730 with later additions) and No. 42 (rebuilt by Tarmac plc, c1989) including Council chamber, print room, library and museum. Full information is

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College of Optometrists issues eclipse warning. Solar Eclipse: UK advice

18 August 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States for the first time in 99 years on Monday and The College of Optometrists is warning people not to look directly at the sun during the event. Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, Clinical Adviser at the College of Optometrists explains; “While there will be a full solar eclipse in the US, we will only have a

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College Of Optometrists' Solar Eclipse Factsheet
College Of Optometrists' Solar Eclipse Factsheet
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College of Optometrists welcomes new provider of its Higher Professional Certificate in Contact Lens Practice

17 August 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

Aston University’s Optometry School has been accredited as a new provider of the College’s Professional Higher Certificate in Contact Lens Practice. The resulting Higher Certificate will provide optometrists with the knowledge and clinical skills in the field of contact lens practice. The course will be delivered via blended learning; through a series of online lectures, two training days and an

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Look after your eyes: Top tips for protection against fireworks

3 November 2016
Source: Look after your eyes

If you are handling, lighting or intend to be within close range of fireworks you should take precautions to protect your eyes. There are scores of eye injuries caused by fireworks every year which could be prevented by safety advice available: Here Further safety information is available on the College of Optometrists fact sheet attached below.        

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College Of Optometrists Protect Your Eyes Around Fireworks
College Of Optometrists Protect Your Eyes Around Fireworks
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College of Optometrists: Visual Impairment and Dementia (VIDem) summit report

3 May 2016
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists have issued a report on how to turn the findings from the research (presented at the VIDem Summit) into recommendations that will improve the lives of those living with dementia and vision impairment. The Visual Impairment and Dementia Summit (VIDem Summit) arose from the Prevalence of Visual Impairment in Dementia (PrOVIDe) project, a National Institute for

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Videm Summit Report Web 2016
Videm Summit Report Web 2016
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