Optometry Today and AOP launch Optometry student guide

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13 September 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

Insight and advice for students beginning their optometry journey Optometry Today (OT) and the Association of Optometrists (AOP) will be launching a new Optometry student guide outlining the steps from university to qualification, at freshers’ fairs this September. Bringing together helpful advice, resources, career options and tips to practise confidently, the guide is produced to help students make the most

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100% Optical kicks off 2019 with a look to the future

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22 January 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

100% Optical started off the new year in style this month, with 9115 visitors attending the education and trade event from the 12-14 January. As 100% Optical’s Official Partner, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) helped facilitate over 100 hours of CET, delivered through lectures, workshops and seminars. Many of the sessions aimed to prepare practitioners for the future, with subjects

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RNIB services director, David Clarke, talks with OT  about the Orbit Reader 20

3 January 2019
Source: Optometry Today

A new device aims to bring refreshable braille to a broader audience by lowering the price point. The Orbit Reader 20 is a similar size and weight to a single hardback novel. This diminutive device has the capacity to store thousands of books, allowing users to browse their own personal library while waiting for a train, flying to a holiday

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Optometry Today: ABDO issues Christmas eye health advice

5 December 2018
Source: Optometry Today

A survey has revealed make-up habits that could lead to eye infections The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has highlighted the common make-up mistakes that can cause eye infections as it shares advice on how to avoid issues during the Christmas period. ABDO’s own research found that 44% of women have left eye make-up on overnight at least once,

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Optometry Today launches CET Survival Pack

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26 October 2018
Source: Association of Optometrists

Optometry Today (OT), the journal of the Association of Optometrists (AOP), is launching a CET Survival Pack on 1 November to help practitioners meet their education requirements before the end of the CET cycle. The current three-year CET cycle will end at midnight on 31 December and, with no grace period being given, practitioners must meet the cycle’s 36 point

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Optometry Today: The GOC looks ahead

10 August 2018
Source: Optometry Today

Keeping the big picture in mind is important for General Optical Council (GOC) chair, Gareth Hadley. The GOC’s task of completing the first review of optometry education in 35 years involves hundreds of hours of meetings and traversing a mountain of paperwork. Although there may be a tendency for some to get lost in mechanics, Mr Hadley believes it is

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Optometry Today: Children with visual impairment more likely develop mental health problems

24 July 2018
Source: Optometry Today

New research has found that visual impairment affects learning and development and mental health from a young age. Children aged between eight and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem than children with no visual impairment, according to new research. Research has revealed that a third of

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“My ophthalmologist said she would have me sterilised” Vision UK’s chief executive Keith Valentine shared his “brutal” diagnosis with retinitis pigmentosa at the age of 11 while addressing the National Optical Conference

15 November 2017
Source: Optometry Today

The importance of working in a “small, smart and useful” way was highlighted by Vision UK’s chief executive at the National Optical Conference (Chesford Grange, 8-9 November). Delivering his keynote address, Keith Valentine explained that Vision UK brings together the work of several organisations with a similar focus, including the UK Vision Strategy and VISION 2020 UK. He emphasised that

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