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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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  • November 12th 2019

    GOC Launches New Expert Advisory Groups

    The 21st October witnessed the the General Optical Council (GOC) announce the establishment of two new Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs). The specialist groups have been created to advise on the education and training of optometrists…
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  • October 3rd 2019

    The Pros of Peer Discussion

    Throughout the month of October we have created a series of informative blogs based on our Continual Education Training (CET) courses. 
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  • October 3rd 2019

    Candour and Consent

    In our ongoing blog series for the month of October, we examine the feedback provided by attendees at our CET training courses. Held in the first quarter of this year, our CET training session on…
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  • October 3rd 2019

    Underneath the Surface of a Complaint

    In part two of our ongoing October blog series we examine the feedback provided by attendees at our CET training courses.
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  • September 3rd 2019

    The Macular Society Urges More Research

    Following on from a successful Macular Week which took place between the 23–30 June, the Macular Society has urged more research into the disease to help both raise awareness and increase funding into research.
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  • September 3rd 2019

    Vision of Britain

    Optegra has published a new report that aims to educate the public about eye health, providing the public with advice on how to read your prescription, picking frames to suit different face shapes, insight into…
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  • September 3rd 2019

    A Typical Day at the OCCS

    Welcome back to the official Optical Consumer Complaints Service blog where we bring you the latest news and updates from our team. At the OCCS we offer a completely free and independent mediation service for…
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  • July 30th 2019

    Freedom to Speak Up

    Improvement in both service for clients and within the practice’s processes and procedures can often come from within. An open working environment can allow the exchange of ideas and feedback to improve not just working…
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  • July 30th 2019

    Stub It Out With The AOP

    July witnessed the launch of a new campaign by the Association of Optometrists (AOP) called ‘Stub It Out’ with the goal of helping smokers to quit highlighting the impact that it has on eye health.
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  • July 30th 2019

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

    It is generally considered that social media can be a useful tool for business both for engaging with existing clients as well as reaching new audiences and new clients. In a recent report by Smart…
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  • June 19th 2019

    OCCS Continual Educational Workshop Feedback

    At the OCCS as well as offering a mediation service for optic professionals and the general public we also offer Continuous Educational Training workshops. In today’s news bulletin, we outline what the goal of our…
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  • June 13th 2019

    LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group Pilot LEGO® Braille Bricks

    At the OCCS, our work providing dispute resolution services to both optical professionals and the general public means that we are exposed to many new ideas and technologies within the optics industry. In today’s blog…
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