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35 years in optics and counting

13 February 2019

Specsavers’ very first employee, Helen Pipet, has been celebrating 35 years with the company and is not planning on retiring any time soon. Not counting the company’s co-founders Doug and Mary Perkins, Helen is the longest-serving employee at Specsavers | more

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Gary Barlow is the face of Osiris Eyewear

5 February 2019

Gary Barlow has lent his sartorial style to the latest Osiris Eyewear collection with a 38-strong range – plus six sunglasses, which take inspiration from minimalist Nordic architecture – coupled with warm colours inspired by the Italian Riviera. Gary, who started wearing glasses four years ago, says: ‘I like the fact the glasses are stylish but don’t rely on trends and each pair has a classic, timeless feel'. | more

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OCT scan detected brain tumour

1 February 2019

Nicola Ferdinand, 41, a mum-of-three from Langtoft, went for a routine sight test in Bourne, where the optometrist who immediately found a worrying anomaly in her eye – a slightly discoloured optic nerve. She was | more

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Interactive CET roadshow – coming to a town near you

24 January 2019

With new locations added, the MiniPAC roadshow offers all the CET points, competencies and peer discussions you need for your annual GOC registration requirements, in one day. This year there's added supervisor development for all practitioner groups plus career advancement advice | more

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100% satisfaction at 100% Optical

21 January 2019

Hundreds of optometrists and dispensing opticians headed to the Specsavers stand at 100% Optical in London from 12 to 14 January to experience a world-class CET programme. Practitioners from throughout the optical sector were full | more

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CET – Complications of PVD

15 January 2019

With most patients experiencing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) over the course of their life, it is something all optometrists are familiar with. Whilst the majority of PVDs are uncomplicated, some can result in secondary complications that can have a serious impact on vision. This article reviews the process of PVD, along with the associated secondary complications that can occur. | more

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