A chance visit to a local opticians to repair his damaged glasses proved to be a lucky break for 10-year-old Jaydn Jenson from Bodmin, after a follow-up eye test revealed he was suffering from a | more
This World Diabetes Day (Tuesday 14 November), Specsavers and RNIB are issuing a call for greater awareness around the lesser known symptom of diabetes – sight loss. | more
New glaucoma guidance from NICE has been welcomed by Dr Nigel Best, optometry director as the revised guidance reflects the fact that many patients with IOPs slightly higher than ‘normal’ can be managed by an optometrist in community practice. | more
A Wigan opticians is giving two aspiring local millenials the opportunity to gain vital life skills and the business know-how to succeed in the retail world. Liah Brennan and Katie Burrows both aged 16 have | more
Specsavers opticians in Scotland have donated 20 pairs of trial frames, each worth £180, to the Optometry Society within Glasgow Caledonian University. The equipment will be used during students’ yearly trip volunteering in South Africa, | more
By Jo Watkins, Consultant Psychiatrist working within the NHS. She has a special interest in people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome and other visual phenomena associated with sight loss. The module will detail the impact of a range of mental health conditions in adults on communication needs, and understand appropriate ways to plan and adapt communication to optimise eyecare delivery for patients with dementia or autistic spectrum disorders..
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
Melbourne-based Director of Professional Services Advancement, recently shared his insights into current global optometry trends with the attendees of the European Specsavers Clinical Conferences including the healthcare crunch, automation and the commoditisation of optical services and machine learning. | more
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A 27-year-old female, presented for her routine two-yearly check-up with a few mild headaches on the computer, increased in frequency over the past 6 months. No issues other than mild hyperaemic optic nerve with blurred margins and chorioretinal folds emanating from the optic disc. | more
Practitioners who like the idea of getting out and about to test eyes and dispense frames and are drawn to the challenge of helping patients with unique mobility and financial circumstances, need look no further | more