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Three days at Optrafair - Optician

In a keynote speech, Doug Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers, called on optics to improve its standing in the minds of the public, the NHS and government before technological change disrupted the optical business forever.
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Patients with Low Vision benefit from Optical Sector Seeing Beyond the Eyes

Optrafair is delighted to announce the Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone – focusing on sight loss, which empowers optical professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively support low vision patients. The Zone is funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, a national charity supporting people with sight loss, and will feature 6 interactive CET points from the excellent Seeing Beyond the Eyes team. The team is on a mission to get low vision higher up the agenda by empowering optical professionals to know where to refer patients with low vision for life-enhancing support as soon as they are diagnosed.
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Spot potential problems before they become an issue

Our eyes are a window into our well-being. They act as a barometer for our wider health and give professionals the chance to spot potential problems before they become an issue. By playing such a key role in gauging our overall health, it’s imperative that eye care professionals are aware of just how important the eye is in diagnosing diseases and enabling efficient treatment.
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Optical sector backs Optrafair

Optrafair, the UK’s longest running and largest optical exhibition, has received the resounding support of the optical sector to extend its partnership with the Mark Allen Group (MAG), organisers of the event since their acquisition of Optician magazine in 2016.
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Latest Optos technology lands in Europe

Optos, the world’s leading manufacturer of ultra-widefield optomap® technology and part of the Nikon group, has revealed that independent practitioners, Pilbeam Opticians, is the first in Europe to invest in its Monaco device.
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ABDO Extended Services Training Day

36 ABDO contact lens opticians attended the first Minor Eye Conditions Services (MECS) extended services training days in Birmingham at the end of last month. ABDO has more than 130 contact lens opticians working towards MECS and Glaucoma Repeat Measures (GRM) accreditation.
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ABDO College response to new GOC survey

Responding to the General Optical Council (GOC) research findings that only 26 per cent of newly qualified dispensing opticians felt as though the clinical experience received during their studies was insufficient, compared to 60 per cent of newly qualified optometrists, Jo Underwod, Principal of ABDO College, says:
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