Following the successful integration of catering arms to their business, and inline with the moves made by supermarket chains in recent years, the high street store John Lewis will begin expanding its services to included in house opticians during 2014.
The 20th and 21st centuries have seen some truly amazing changes in the way humans live their lives.
Following the outbreak of Ebola across western Africa, Vision Aid Overseas have halted and withdrawn its programme in Sierra Leone due to fears for its colleagues and eye care workers safety. A forthcoming operation scheduled for September has also been cancelled due to the health risks.
The 2015 Birmingham NEC Optrafair is taking shape, ready for next year, and for those interested in keeping abreast of the latest news regarding the massive optical show, can now register their interest online.
In an attempt to improve the way eye surgery patients are currently assessed, Topcon have launched the KR-800S, a 5-in-1 combined autorefractor with subjective refraction with added testing features.
Tokai are the Japanese manufacturers of ophthalmic lenses which are now available to independent practices in Britain following the creation of Tokai Optical UK.
Do we ever stop to think how the visually impaired manage on public transport? How they find their way through busy train and tube stations? A new smartphone app is being developed to do just this.
Following the first 100% Optical show at the ExCel London in February of this year, newly released figures claim the event as the number one attended ophthalmology and optometry show in the UK for 2014. The official numbers show a total of 5,010 individuals attending the event at the start of 2014.
At the ExCel London in September, CenterVue, the optical device manufacturer, will be launching the Eidon fundus camera at the event held for the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. The new device claims to be the 'first true colour confocal fundus camera.'
From September 22nd-28th, the organisers of National Eye Health Week (NEHW) are hoping that all practitioners will take part in this week long campaign.