Following member feedback, we have redesigned our range of children's stickers, which now include a cool robot and a cute owl. These are free for members to order.
We are now accepting submissions from universities and training providers to offer our new qualifications - the Professional Higher Certificate and the Professional Diploma in Contact Lens Practice - plus the Professional Certificate in Medical Retina.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Humphreys as our new Deputy Chief Executive. This new position focuses on developing an integrated and strategic approach across education, research and other functions in order to meet the evolving and growing requirements of College members.
We have announced dates for more peer discussion sessions to meet member demand. New events will take place in Manchester, Bristol, Reading and Colchester, with each offering three interactive and peer review CET points.
We are looking for volunteers to take part in clinical workshops at Optometry Tomorrow (16 and 17 March), our annual conference in York. Volunteers will receive a £25 fee per session and refunded travel expenses.
We have updated our guidance on examining a patient who complains of flashes and floaters. The guidance is part of our Code of Ethics and Guidance for Professional Conduct, which sets out good optometric practice and the standards patients can expect from UK optometrists.
We are currently accepting applications for research fellowships, postgraduate scholarships and summer scholarships. Researchers wishing to undertake projects in 2014 can apply now.
We held our first Research Excellence lecture on Monday 3 February at The Royal College of Physicians. The guest speaker, world-renowned Professor Larry Thibos from Indiana University, USA, presented his lecture on retinal imaging - From optics to vision: the ultimate challenge.
Optometry Tomorrow 2014 is now open for bookings. Please visit our dedicated website to find out more and book your place. www.optometrytomorrow.org
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