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

Logos of ABDO, ACLM, LOCSU, AOP, FMO, FODO, Optometry Wales

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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AOP response to Channel 4 Supershoppers

29 August 2019
Source: The AOP

Rebuttal of consumer advice to buy online     The Association of Optometrists (AOP) believes the latest episode of Channel 4’s Supershoppers, broadcast on 28 August 2019, is unhelpful to patients buying prescription eyewear. The programme does not make consumers aware that buying online can cause problems for them later. It is important that a patient is fitted with glasses

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AOP opens nominations for 15 Council positions

20 February 2018
Source: AOP

Practitioners and students who are passionate about shaping the future of optics are being invited by the Association of Optometrists to put themselves forward to become AOP Council representatives, with nominations opening on Monday 26 February. AOP Councillors ensure that views from around the UK and within the profession are represented in the AOP’s policy-making. The Association is encouraging members

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AOP unveils 2018 CET programme

2 January 2018
Source: AOP

Over 300 interactive and non-interactive CET points available.   The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has launched its extensive, 2018 Education and professional development programme – increasing the number of events it runs by 40% from 2017, to cater for practitioners in all modes of practice, across the UK. The full programme delivers through a variety of face-to-face events, print and online

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AOP: Who’s got your back? campaign launches

1 September 2017
Source: AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) today launches Who’s got your back? – a campaign designed to highlight legal issues faced by optical professionals and what support is available.   Last year around one in four members picked up the phone to seek advice from the AOP’s in-house legal and regulatory experts. While many queries would have been dealt with quickly,

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