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National Optometric Conference 2011 Programme Of Events Available For Download

The NOC is fast approaching. The event to be held at Chesford Grange Hotel Kenilworth is scheduled for 3-4 November 2011 and Hanson Instruments, as sponsors of the event, are pleased to say that the programme of events is now available to download via the link below:
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Children's Learning Difficulties Linked With Poor Eye Sight

How do we learn? Well, the majority of schooling takes place in an environment that leans heavily on our visual abilities. As a child particularly, we identify signs and symbols by sight, read books and begin to build dreams and our imagination by viewing the world and what is around us.
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How Can An Optician Diagnose Heart Conditions With A Fundus Camera

When you think of heart conditions, such as the onset of a heart attack, it's not usually common place to firstly be thinking of contacting an optician over a GP or surgeon, and then secondly checking your heart's health by having someone look into your eyes.
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Optician Visit Reveals Imminent Stroke

A remarkable story has come to light involving a former teacher, an eye test and urgent action which averted the severe risk of the patient suffering a stroke.
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International Glaucoma Association Release Eyeway Code To Increase Awareness

As part of the International Glaucoma Association's (IGA) push to improve awareness of glaucoma and the risks it brings, they have released a guide aptly named the Eyeway Code which deals with the preventable but sometimes untreated condition.
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Which? Gives Opticians An Eye Test 'F'

The review and undercover testing giant Which? has delivered a damning report on opticians around the UK based on service and sales.
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Optical Practices To Increase Role In Reducing Eye Hospital Waiting Lists

The Health and Social Care Bill is putting forward a proposal to allow local optical practices to play an increased role in eye care in an attempt to reduce waiting times and lists at eye hospitals in the UK. The new commissioning system will be pushed by local GP's and clinical commissioning groups.
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Ophthalmics and Children With Disabilities

The prospect of first eye tests with young children can be daunting. Add to that the complication of a test for a child with special needs or a disability and the pressure levels can be escalated.
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Awards Shortlist For National Optometric Conference 2011 Unveiled

With the National Optometric Conference 2011 just around the corner, which Hanson Instruments are the proud sponsors of, the AOP Awards 2011 shortlist has been announced which will be awarded at the event.
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Book Your Place At The National Optometric Conference

As proud sponsors of the National Optometric Conference 2011, we are really looking forward to this years event, and so can you too. Bookings for this years conference are still available via the link below:
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Olivia's Vision Charity Raising Awareness Of Uveitis

Olivia's Vision, a UK based charity, has been set up following a young girl, Olivia Davis' loss of sight in one eye and has since been registered legally blind having had the rare eye disease uveitis.
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Fundus Cameras and Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, or arteriosclerotic vascular disease is a condition where artery walls thicken due to fatty deposits, thus causing heart failure. In layman's terms, it is the furring of the bodies arteries.