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OCT is an absolute must

19 March 2019

Craig Bell, director of Specsavers in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, explains why his practice’s new state-of-the-art OCT device was worth the investment. Last November, the Berwick practice team invested in a hospital-grade Heidelberg OCT (optical coherence tomography) | more

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Glaucoma training at every level

12 March 2019

Specsavers’ nationwide programme of glaucoma training and accreditation is paying off, with thousands of staff qualified at every level, ahead of World Glaucoma Week (11 to 16 March). Thanks to its partnership with the International | more

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From assistant to Contact Lens Optician

25 March 2019

Gina Tye, 34, from Nottingham, was part of the first group to take the ‘fast-track’ career development from Level 4 BTEC in ophthalmic dispensing (Cert 4) to becoming a dispensing optician (DO), before then qualifying as | more

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Dispensing case study – Dispensing for an AMD patient

22 March 2019

A 73-year-old retired female is active and enjoys walking, music and reading. She is slight and regularly wears teen frames, with distance ocular centres of 31mm and 30mm. One year prior to presentation, the patient’s VA decreased to R 6/12 and L 6/60 N10, and she was diagnosed with wet AMD. | more

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