Customers of 36 Specsavers opticians in Wales are being encouraged to get their sight and hearing tested this Deafblind Awareness Week (26 June – 2 July), as the number of people with hearing and vision | Learn more
BCLA fellow Rakesh Kapoor shares his top take-home learnings from the British Contact Lens Association’s 40th conference, held earlier this month. | Learn more
Landing the “perfect job” – your questions answered. ‘When it comes to that perfect role, everyone is different. For some it’s simple; it could be flexibility, not working weekends, or a really supportive and positive | Learn more
While the UK has recently enjoyed record-breaking weather, opticians are urging sun worshipers across the country to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays. This Macular Week (26 June – 2 July) – which aims | Learn more
In support of charity Diabetes UK 2017 campaign, Specsavers is stepping up the availability of digital retinal photography (DRP) service by encouraging opticians to offer DRP as part of every eye test during Diabetes Week (11-17 June). | more
The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Vaughan Gething, recently popped into his local Specsavers in Penarth for a routine eye examination. The practice is accredited by the Welsh Government’s Wales Eye Care Services programme to | Learn more
Russell Ham, who specialises in low-vision care, was the only optician in Wales to receive a ‘five-star award’ from the Wales Council for the Blind – an organisation that represents people with vision impairment.
Mr Ham was nominated for an award by his patients, who praised the high level of care. | more
A Hemel Hempstead resident who endured Storm Doris to have a last minute eye test has praised his local Specsavers team for identifying a medical condition that could have cost him his sight. Jim Turner | Learn more
Choroidal melanomas are a rare finding in primary eyecare but it is of great importance to detect and diagnose not only from a risk to severe vision loss but also due to the risk of the ocular finding being a metastasic tumour from elsewhere in the body.
A talented and ambitious millennial from Mexborough is embarking on a rewarding career in eye care after completing her training. Twenty one-year-old Emma Carr is celebrating her graduation from the Specsavers Optical Apprenticeship Programme and | Learn more