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Science and vision

News and features about the latest scientific developments and advances in optometry, ophthalmology and eye medicine

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Professional support

News and features about the latest developments relating to professional support from across optics. This includes updates from optical organisations such as the AOP and the GOC

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In practice

News and in-depth features about business management and career development in optics

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Explore the latest UK and global jobs in the optical sector for optometrists, dispensing opticians and more

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The innovation game

How technological advancement is shaping a new era of lenses


Evolving technology has both refined the process for producing lenses and created new possibilities for how they can be used. 3D printing offers tailored ophthalmic solutions, while creative lens design is being trialled as a way of stalling the progression of myopia. While the prospect of smart glasses may not have hit the mainstream yet, electronically adaptive spectacles could give customers their own spy-movie moment in years to come.

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