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What's New

  1. Research journal's 90th anniversary celebrated at ARVO 2015

    ARVO 2015, held in the US city of Denver in May, provided the setting for a celebration of 90 years of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (OPO), the research journal of the College of Optometrists.

  2. College to use innovative filmed scenarios at their peer discussion event in Windsor

    In an exciting approach to peer discussion, the College will host an event in Windsor next month which uses filmed ethical scenarios.

  3. Knowledge at your fingertips: College's guidance app launched today

    The College launched a brand new app for its Guidance for professional practice today, allowing members to access and search the guidance from their smart phone or tablet, even when offline.

  4. College event set to explore the latest in glaucoma treatment, surgery and service delivery

    Consultant glaucoma and corneal specialist and leading iStent® surgeon, Mr Leon Au, will present his lecture at the College's free member event in Peterborough on 30 April.

  5. Consultant Neurosurgeon to present at College event in Coleraine

    Roddy O'Kane, Consultant Neurosurgeon, will present his lecture titled ‘You found it, I removed it. I got the bottle of wine!’ at the College’s free member event in Coleraine on 21 April.

  6. Independent Prescribing assessment results available

    The results of the Therapeutics Common Final Assessment in Independent Prescribing are available to members who took the examination in March. Please log in to access your results.

  7. SIGN guideline for glaucoma published

    The Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network has published a Guideline for glaucoma referral and safe discharge.

  8. New College council members announced at AGM

    The College has announced the results of its 2015/16 Council elections. Dr Leon Davies FCOptom will now join as a representative for members in the West Midlands, with Dr Parth Shah MCOptom joining as Council member for the Eastern region.

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    Scotland regional event 2015 - Glasgow


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    South East regional event 2015 - Windsor

    Beaumont Estate

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    West Midlands regional event 2015 - Birmingham (Breakfast meeting)

    Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 Jct 7

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    London regional event 2015 - Central London

    (BMA House) British Medical Association

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    North West regional event 2015 - Preston

    Best Western Leyland Hotel


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