Vision UK welcomes support of optical sector for 2020: Year of Vision

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28 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is delighted to announce seven more supporters from the optical sector for its 2020: Year of Vision initiative. Using the landmark year of 2020, the initiative is an opportunity to remind the public, and key UK decision makers, about the impact of sight loss and to celebrate work that promotes eye health. Matt Broom CEO Vision UK said:

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GOC announces the departure of Director of Strategy Alistair Bridge and the appointment of Leonie Milliner as Senior Education Adviser

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6 December 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has announced that Director of Strategy, Alistair Bridge, will be leaving in February to become Head of Strategy at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). During Alistair’s seven years as a member of the GOC’s senior management team, he led the organisation’s policy, standards, communications, research and governance functions and led the development of

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The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is welcoming a new regional lead following Max Halford’s move to become ABDO Clinical Lead.

27 September 2019
Source: Association of British Dispensing Opticians

MECs qualified Contact Lens Optician Stuart Pell has been practising for over 25 years and will become lead for South of England. Stuart has wide experience in all aspects of Optics from initially working in a lab and gaining the SMC(Tech) qualification, dispensing and managing local and larger practices and previous business start-up experience to now being a MECs qualified

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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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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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