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Moving Out of Lockdown: What to Expect

As the British government announces its path out of lockdown it is important to understand what to expect when visiting your optician.

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  • June 11th 2020

    Understanding the Challenges Faced by Your Optician in the Present Circumstances

    The outbreak of coronavirus continues to cause concern and anxiety for many of us.
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  • June 11th 2020

    Why Open Communication is More Important than Ever

    For the last two months the world has undergone unforeseen changes that have impacted many walks of life both economically and sociologically.
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  • June 11th 2020

    Moving into The Amber Period

    During these unprecedented times it is important to understand the working practices that opticians across the country are currently experiencing. Going forward, as the government works towards Monday 15 June as a reopen date, both…
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  • April 22nd 2020

    FAQs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    During the Coronavirus pandemic optical practices are having to operate under very tight restrictions. In practical terms they are limited to offering emergency care only.
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  • March 31st 2020

    Contacting the OCCS

    The OCCS, funded by the General Optical Council, is a telephone service that assists both members of the public and profession to resolve disputes through mediation to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome for both parties.
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  • March 31st 2020

    How Will the GOC Continue to Regulate in Light of the Coronavirus

    In light of the ongoing situation across both the UK and the wider world, it is important that members of the optical profession keep up to date with the latest changes and guidelines suggested by…
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  • March 31st 2020

    World Health Day 2020

    7 April 2020 witnesses World Health day, a day in which a specific area of healthcare is globally celebrated. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950,…
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  • March 10th 2020

    World Glaucoma Week 2020

    Did you know that glaucoma accounts for between 9-12% of all causes of blindness and affects an estimated 2% of the world’s population?
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  • March 3rd 2020

    How Better Processes Can Lead to Better Outcomes

    Processes are central to the functioning of many businesses across many industries. Indeed, it is almost impossible to think of a business scenario that is not based on a well-designed and well thought out processes.
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  • February 27th 2020

    National Eye Health Week 2020 Dates Announced

    Last month saw the confirmation of both the dates and theme for National Eye Health Week 2020. Taking place between 21st-27th September, the initiative, led by the organiser Eye Health UK, will focus on what…
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  • February 27th 2020

    AOP Publishes Coronavirus Advice

    Following the spread of the Coronavirus, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) has published advice for members on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In the statement, the AOP stressed that it is highly unlikely that patients who…
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  • February 27th 2020

    Is This One for OCCS or GOC?

    For over a year, the OCCS’ CET team, led by Clinical Consultant Richard Edwards, has been holding sessions titled ‘De-Terrorising the GOC’. The peer group-based event focuses on a variety of issues based around if…
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