champagne eye injuries on new years eve

Safely Enjoying New Years Eve Champagne

Think of New Years Eve and you immediately think of drinks flowing, happy smiling faces, laughter, excitement and many a romantic kiss at midnight.
optician aunt saves nephews sight

Optician Aunt Saves Nephews Eye Sight

It is commonly thought that you can always rely on your family in times of need. However, for one young boy, he owes his sight and possibly his life to the eagle eyed spot from his aunt's chance discovery which lead to the young boy being diagnosed and treated for an incredibly rare occurrence of retinoblastoma.
pears learning module for optometrists

PEARS Learning Module For LOC's and ROC's

Funded by the Local Optical Committee Support Unit, a training module has been made available to members of the LOCSU that offers 14 CET points via a range of lectures and computerised questions.
blindness and the treatment of curable diseases in Africa

Ophthalmologists Giving Sight Back To The Blind

With treatments and options now becoming more efficient for sufferers of eye diseases, such as trachoma, that affect many of the under privileged in the developing world, a gr
advice on the sharing of contact lenses

Advice On Sharing Of Contact Lenses

Although it may seem common sense to most that sharing a toothbrush is not particularly hygienic, it would appear that some don't apply the same concept to the sharing of contact lenses and the hygiene risks that it would bring.
trachoma treatment

Treatment Advances For Blinding Eye Infection Trachoma

A recent study by the University of California, San Fransisco, or UCSF, has shown that treatment for the potentially blinding eye condition trachoma can be adjusted from injections on a bi-yearly based to just once per year.
optimedica catalys system

OptMedica Catalys Laser System Cleared By US Food and Drug Admin

Following successful trials of their new cataract laser removal system, OptiMedica has had its breakthrough Catalys system cleared by the US Food and Drug Administratio
general optical council goc registration fees cut

Fees Cut For General Optical Council Registration

The regulatory body, the General Optical Council, has confirmed that registration fees for the period 2012 to 2013 will be cut by £10 for optical professionals. The new fees will affect all registrations other than those of students, whose fees will remain unchanged.
brick laying accident ends up saving mans sight following eye test

Optician Discovers Brain Tumour During Routine Eye Test

Although there is no doubt that a trip to the opticians is a good idea to keep an eye on any conditions that might be manifesting themselves, it is generally rare that a routine visit to your local optical specialist will actually be a sight saving exercise.
coopervision multifocal contact lenses launched

CooperVision Launches Its New Multifocal Contact Lens

CooperVision has proudly released a new multifocal contact lens for the optical market. Going by the name Biofinity, the latest contact lens released by the optical firm has been designed for sufferers of presbyopia.
quality in optometry

Quality In Optometry Toolkit Revised Following NHS Amendments

Following recent changes to the NHS Primary Care Commissioning Contract Compliance Framework, an updated version of the QiO toolkit has been released to reflect these amendments. The latest update to the Quality In Optometry document is expected to increase the numbers of accounts with QiO from it's current standing of 1,400 member practitioners.
OptiMedica Catalys Precision Laser System

OptiMedica Catalys Precision Laser System Used For The First Time

OptiMedica Corp, the Silicon Valley based ophthalmic device company, have excitedly announced that their newly launched Catalys Precision Laser System has successfully been used for the first time in the treatment of a patient in Bochum, Germany.