CPD and Education library

Study and gain CPD points through OT’s online CPD exams, and access archived CPD and CET articles, Practice team resources and Skills guides in our Education library

Find out more

Science and vision

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

Find out more

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

Find out more

In practice

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

Find out more


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

Find out more

Optix supports charity

The practice management software company and its customers raised more than £6000 for Vision Care for Homeless People

Optix managing director, Trevor Rowley, hands cheque to VCHP chair, Elaine Styles

Practice management software company Optix and its customers have raised more than £6000 for charity.

The £6444 donation to Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) was presented to chair of the charity, Elaine Styles, by Optix managing director, Trevor Rowley, last week.

The funds were raised through delegate donations at the annual Optix conference, which was held in Wales last month (15–16 March).

Speaking about the donation, Mr Rowley said: “We have worked with VCHP for four years, supporting the clinics with software. We thought it would be good to introduce a charity appeal at our annual user conference and this was the obvious charity for us to support.”

The charity, which provides free sight tests and spectacles to homeless people, will use the funds to maintain the work of its five centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Brighton.