The sustainability of the optical profession is under threat right now, according to Specsavers founder Doug Perkins and director of professional advancement Paul Morris who took to the stage at Optrafair on Sunday 31 March. | more
A customer from Specsavers Arnold in Nottinghamshire used World Glaucoma Week to help spread the message of the importance of eye checks, after a spur-of-the-moment appointment detected an advanced case of glaucoma which might have | more
Opticians teams across the country are urging working in conjunction with each other during World Glaucoma Week (11-16 March) to help spread the message that regular eye tests can help prevent one of the leading | more
Nicola Ferdinand, 41, a mum-of-three from Langtoft, went for a routine sight test in Bourne, where the optometrist immediately found a worrying anomaly in her eye – a slightly discoloured optic nerve. She was examined | more
A newly-qualified optometrist from Paisley and two of his colleagues have been commended for their exceptional customer service. | 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..
Adam Wannell considers communication techniques from medical practice that optometrists and dispensing opticians can use in their own patient interactions to ensure a patient-centred approach – particularly important with acute presentations. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | | more
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Peter Hoey, 46, from Newry, Northern Ireland received a lifesaving blood transfusion following a health complaint that he had ignored until he visited his optometrist. Peter lives with a chronic illness which gives him regular | more
An optical assistant gave a mass sign language lesson to more than 2,000 partners and managers at the Specsavers Seminar this year when she was invited on stage by joint group CEO John Perkins to | more