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35 years in optics and counting

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

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

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

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

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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Becoming the ‘GP of the eyes’

There was a large turnout at 100% Optical for one of the show’s main stage presentations, ‘Changing optometry for good’ by Specsavers and ophthalmology partner Newmedica. Giles Edmonds, clinical services director at Specsavers, spoke about | more

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Aberdeen opticians host homeless people

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
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Luke awarded AOP Student of the Year

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