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Optometrist director Satvinder Soomal in the second of a series detailing his thoughts on practising optometry in a pandemic. | more
With opticians in England, Wales and Northern Ireland now allowed to offer a full range of services, including routine eye testing, people are being urged to prioritise their eye health this Glaucoma Awareness Week (29 | more
Patients requiring treatment for advanced eye conditions, which was put on hold during lockdown, can now be cared for by Newmedica again. Newmedica’s eye health clinics have opened to restart treatment for patients already in | more
Giles Edmonds, Specsavers clinical services director, has welcomed today’s letter from NHS England confirming that with immediate effect opticians can resume routine GOS services as long as they have the necessary infection prevention and control | more
People with poor vision are feeling lonelier during lockdown, according to new research published in support of Loneliness Awareness Week . The study shows that more than half of those (51%) who say they have | more
Specsavers Graduate Recruitment team explains how they are supporting students and working to mitigate the effect of the COVID pandemic on optometry training and placements.
Specsavers is celebrating the real-life stories of customers and store colleagues during lockdown with a new campaign, We were there, that went live this weekend. Launched with a 90-second TV ad, it shows how – | more
A 16-month-old girl can now play happily with her toys and on her bouncy castle after being fitted with glasses during lockdown. Heidi Kilpatrick had been referred to a hospital orthoptic clinic back in February | more
The Stroke Association has highlighted the vital role that optometrists can play in spotting the signs of a stroke early. A stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK and it changes lives in an | more