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Aberdeen opticians host homeless people

17 January 2019

Clinical staff at an Aberdeen opticians brought some winter cheer to the city’s homeless with a drop-in event that allowed vulnerable people to have a full sight test. Twenty free pairs of glasses were made up within an hour of the eye tests, and while they waited, hot drinks were served thanks to Starbucks and food was kindly donated by Pret A Manger | more

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Luke awarded AOP Student of the Year

14 January 2019

Congratulations to Luke McRoy-Jones, a University of Plymouth optometry student who also works for Specsavers at Armada Way, who has been named Student of the Year at this year’s Association of Optometrists Awards.  The award | more

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100% Optical 2019

8 January 2019

World-class CET at 100% Optical. An all-new programme for 2019, with peer discussions, optometry lectures, discussion workshops with plenty of interactive continuous education and training points. 2019 highlights include enhanced optical services (EOS) sessions and competencies for contact lens opticians | more

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Clinical photography – Corneal abrasion

15 January 2019

This photograph shows an example of a distinct corneal abrasion. The presentation is fairly common, with patients generally complaining of acute trauma (e.g. fingernail scratch, as pictured here), significant pain, photophobia, epiphora and a foreign body sensation in the eye. | more

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CET – Diabetes and the eye part 6

28 March 2018

In this article the author takes an evidence-based look at factors that modify the rate of onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy or the development of visual loss owing to DR. | more

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CET – Diabetes and the eye part 5

28 March 2018

This article provides a research-based exploration of co-existing eye disease in diabetics, and what the eyecare practitioner needs to know in order to make appropriate decisions for patient management, advice and referral. | more

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