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Spotlight on glaucoma

15 March 2017 by Emily McCormick

International Glaucoma Association calls on people to have their sight tested

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In the community

13 March 2017 by Emily McCormick

DO and chair of Devon LOC, Max Halford, on how it became the first LOC in England to win a diabetic retinopathy screening contract

Smoking and sight loss warning

08 March 2017 by Emily McCormick

Charity warns about the link between smoking and sight loss

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100% worth it

16 March 2017 by Emily McCormick, Laurence Derbyshire, Selina Powell, Robina Moss, Florence Adu-Yeboah

OT  reports on the highlights from the AOP-organised education programme that was hosted during 100% Optical 2017

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An evolving landscape

10 March 2017 by Selina Powell

An overhaul of optometric education and pressures within the optical profession were under the spotlight at the latest AOP Council meeting

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An optometric calling

10 March 2017 by Emily McCormick

As optometrist and AOP professional adviser, Geoff Roberson, prepares for a ‘soft’ retirement, he reflects on his diverse career spanning more than 40 years

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Censure for practitioner convicted of voyeurism

23 March 2017 by Selina Powell

A Bolton dispensing optician who put a hidden camera in the toilets of his practice has been sanctioned by the optical regulator

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Dispensing optician suspended

21 March 2017 by Selina Powell

Failures in patient care and record keeping have seen a Dumfries practitioner sanctioned by the General Optical Council

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Prison sentence for motorist with failing eyesight

21 March 2017 by Selina Powell

A pensioner who killed a toddler at a pelican crossing after being warned his vision was unsafe for driving has been jailed

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Richard Whittington and Katrina Venerus

The next step

22 March 2017 by Olivia Wannan

On the first anniversary of LOCSU’s Breakthrough Strategy, its new chief operating officer, Richard Whittington, spoke with OT ’s Olivia Wannan


Contact lens campaign to be launched

04 March 2017 by Emily McCormick

The GOC has confirmed that it will lead an awareness raising week around contact lens care at the end of the month


Multi-disciplinary approach supported

27 February 2017 by Selina Powell

Closer ties between optometrists and ophthalmologists called for in report addressing capacity pressures