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Calls For Improvements To Be Made To Drivers Sight Tests

There are calls for the current UK sight tests for drivers to be discontinued and replaced with a much more thorough examination of the potential road users eye sight. The insurance firm Royal Sun Alliance believe that the current procedures are inadequate and require immediate attention.
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Diabetes UK Concerns Over Optician Finger Prick Tests

Recently, research had suggested that finger prick tests at local opticians and other such practices could have a dramatic effect on Diabetes Type 2 diagnosis numbers as well as taking a weight off GP's and other medical practices shoulders by performing this simple test.
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Exhibitors At The National Optometric Conference 2011

With the conference just a few short months away at the Chesford Grange Hotel near Warwick, the exhibitor and supporter list of the day have been released. With a wide range of specialists in eye care and manufacturing companies based in the vision market, it is sure to be an excellent event for all who are present.
British Contact Lens Association Non Members Invited To CET Workshops

British Contact Lens Association Non Members Invited To CET Workshops

Beginning in October 2011, the British Contact Lens Association are for the very first time allowing non-members of its organisation to take part in its CET workshops. The courses, which up until this year had been restricted to its members only policy, allow practitioners to gain valuable Continuing Optometry Education points.
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Pill Study To Help In Fight Against Retinitis Pigmentosa

Recent studies into the condition of retinitis pigmentosa has shown up an interesting link between the human contraceptive pill and the improvement of this condition in mice.
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Association of British Dispensing Opticians Conference 2012

Date for the diaries, 29-30 September 2012, ABDO Conference. The Association of British Dispensing Opticians event will continue the recent trend of Midlands based conferences as it is being held in one of Warwickshire's finest and most well known areas, home to all things Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Cartoon Favourites Glasses Appeal To Indian Children

Convincing children to do something that they don't want to do is difficult. Getting kids to do something in front of their friends that isn't cool, is down right impossible.
Glaucoma and its effects on drivers

Following Eyeway Code, Survey Shows Drivers Unaware Of Glaucoma Risks

We recently heard about the IGA's release of the Eyeway code, an awareness pamphlet regarding glaucoma, the risks, and the dangers drivers face if they
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Optical Confederation Announces New Advice

Following new legislation being confirmed and agreed in the European Parliament, the Optical Confederation has announced advice for all businesses that will be affected by the directives changes.
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Drivers Recommended For Regular Eye MOTs

Drive, a new campaign being pushed by the Eyecare Trust, is designed to increase awareness in drivers of all ages to make sure that they regularly get their eyes tested and checked to ensure continued safety for themselves and those around them when behind the wheel.
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NHS Choice To Allow Public Feedback On Opticians Via Website

NHS Choices, which can be found at, has for the past couple of years been offering a feedback service, via their website, where patients and users of primary care services such as GP's and dentists can leave a review of the service that they have received.
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Opticians Could Begin Testing For Diabetes

Research conducted at Durham University has recently been focused on the subject of diabetes, and ways to start earlier diagnosis and a larger volume of testing. Researchers tested blood glucose levels collected from patients at their opticians when they displayed one or more factors linked to the disease, such as age and people with a high BMI.