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Vision Aid Overseas Suspends Work In Sierra Leone
 
Vision Aid Overseas Suspends Work In Sierra Leone

Following the outbreak of Ebola across western Africa, Vision Aid Overseas have halted and withdrawn its programme in Sierra Leone due to fears for its colleagues and eye care workers safety.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.



Optrafair Birmingham 2015 - Register Your Interest
 
Optrafair Birmingham 2015 - Register Your Interest

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.



Topcon KR-800S Autorefractor Launched To Improve Eye Assessments
 
Topcon KR-800S Autorefractor Launched To Improve Eye Assessments

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 Creates And Distributes Worlds Thinnest Lens
 
Tokai Creates And Distributes Worlds Thinnest Lens

Tokai are the Japanese manufacturers of ophthalmic lenses which are now available to independent practices in Britain following the creation of Tokai Optical UK.



Public Transport App For Those With Vision Loss
 
Public Transport App For Those With Vision Loss

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.




 
New Figures Show 100% Optical As The UK's Biggest Show

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.



New CenterVue Fundus Camera To Arrive In September
 
New CenterVue Fundus Camera To Arrive In September

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.'



National Eye Health Week Details
 
National Eye Health Week Details

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.



UPDATE - Smart Glasses Win Google Research Competition
 
UPDATE - Smart Glasses Win Google Research Competition

We recently highlighted the shortlisting of a joint project from the Royal National Institute of Blind People and Oxford University which focused on creating 'smart glasses' to help the re-enabling of sight for those with vision loss.



Eye-ssential Mask Launched To Relieve Eye Condition Pain
 
Eye-ssential Mask Launched To Relieve Eye Condition Pain

Designed to ease the pain of eye conditions such as MGD, dry eye, styes and other issues, the Eye-ssential eye mask has been launched. Bausch+Lomb, one of the world's largest suppliers of products for eye health, are marketing the ice/heat mask as a safe, effect and fast way to sooth irritations and soreness in a sufferers eyes.



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