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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

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100% Optical preview – Changing optometry for good

Disruptive change facing optometry has informed the call to create a ‘dream partnership’ of ophthalmologists and optometrists working together in the community.  At 100% Optical show this weekend, Giles Edmonds (pictured), Clinical Services director at | more

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100% Optical 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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Dame Mary thanks graduates for ‘important contribution’

Specsavers’ newest Level 4 qualified optical dispensers celebrated their achievements at a graduation ceremony held in Nottingham. The company’s co-founder Dame Mary Perkins praised them for their ‘enthusiasm to be the best you can be, and do the best for your customers’ at a time of unprecedented change in optics. | more