Just one week left to apply for popular courses at ABDO College

17 July 2019
Source: ABDO

Applications close on the 26th July for a number of the most popular courses at ABDO College, the only college in the UK dedicated to the teaching of the theoretical and practical aspects of ophthalmic dispensing and related specialist areas. Potential students should act now to develop their skills, improve their career prospects and learn while they earn. • BSc

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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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ABDO: Scots lead the way in UK eye health care

6 March 2019

It’s truly a postcode lottery when it comes to eyecare in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NI), compared to Scotland which provides national eye care for all, according to the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ (ABDO) latest research which compares NHS eye care in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People in England, Wales and NI are only able to

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GOC erases Lincolnshire based optometrist

5 November 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Paul Fontaine, an optometrist based in Lincolnshire, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as an optometrist in the UK. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct relating to the Registrant’s

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GOC erases London based student dispensing optician

28 June 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Anuradha Sharma, a student dispensing optician based London, from its register. She will now be unable to train as a dispensing optician in the UK. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct, related to

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Visualise: Free Course worth 6 Interactive CET Points – Seeing Beyond the Eyes

20 April 2018
Source: Visualise

Free Course worth 6 Interactive CET Points – Seeing Beyond the Eyes Visualise Training and Consultancy and Orbita Black, with support from Thomas Pocklington Trust are delivering a FREE UK-wide roadshow specifically designed for Optometrists (Optom’s) and Dispensing Opticians (DO’s) on supporting patients with sight loss, support and professional services, and referral pathways. Hour 1 An Introduction to Visual Impairment

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The College of Optometrists: sector publishes new Optical Workforce Survey

15 February 2016
Source: The College of Optometrists

The new Optical Workforce Survey, to measure changes in the optical workforce, has been published. The study, involving optometrists and dispensing opticians (DOs) was led by the College of Optometrists with support from a cross-sector advisory group. 

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