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Increased definition in veins post Vitamin C boost
 
Retinal Imagery Of Vitamin C Boosting Via Fundus Camera

We recently discussed the new study of Cardio Retinometry and the benefits to patients which an optician can offer through the use of fundus cameras to detect and diagnose heart defects at the early stages of disease. Our original blog can be found here:



Male eye
 
Cataract Patients Operation Denials Increase

A recent study by the Royal National Institute of Blind People along with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has shown than over 50% of England primary care trusts have implemented stricter guidelines and restrictions regarding cataract operations, meaning fewer are now currently taking place than are required.



Vitamin C and Heart Disease
 
Cardio Retinometry - What Is It?

Cardio Retinometry by definition, is a method of studying heart disease through the analysis of the eyes. It is a study that has been put forward as a possible preventative measure against the threat of heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes.



Optometry Today
 
Optometry Today Launches Online Practice CET Exams

Looking for somewhere to practice for your CET exams? Need a little help in finding out what previous years tests have been like?



Apple iPad 2 App EyeDispense
 
New iPad App For Optical Professionals Available On App Store

Sold as the very first of its kind, EyeDispense, the brand new iPad2 app is being offered to the market as, 'for use by optical professionals, to help people with poor vision choose new eyeglasses without optical correction.'



scanner screens for amblyopia
 
Eye Care Study Into Identifying Amblyopia

Clinical testing of the new handheld Paediatric Vision Scanner has shown impressive results when diagnosing amblyopia in children. The study, which has seen results even in very young ages, has been carried out by ophthalmologists in a hospital in Boston. Detections were even made in the adsense of measurable strabismus.



Opticians withdraw advertising funds
 
Opticans Close Ranks As News Of The World Allegations Continue

As the dust shows little signs of settling over the infamous phone-hacking scandals that have seen the News of the World newspaper close its doors, it has now become apparent that before the final issue was printed, two large opticians pulled their adverts from the paper.



hanson instruments optometry news section
 
Hanson Instruments Optometry News Section

We are pleased to announce that we are launching our brand new, latest news section at HansonInstruments.co.uk. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be finding the most up to date information regarding changes in the optical world, be it legislation based or technological.



Contact Lens Rule Breakers. Important guidelines to follow for your lenses
 
Contact Lens Rule Breakers

The workforce is divided into casual hour workers, part-timers, full- time, shift workers and of course retirees, stay at home parents, and those unable to work. There will be a high proportion of contact lens wearers across the board. How many of us push the limits of our eye correction and wear contacts for much longer than recommended?



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