The College of Optometrists is sponsoring eight places, each worth £650, on the popular four day course in Ophthalmic Public Health run annually by the University of Leeds.
Over one million copies of the College of Optometrists' patient information leaflets have now been ordered by members.
We're building a collection of case studies that can be used to highlight the role of the optometrist and encourage all members of the public, especially those who are at greater risk of serious conditions such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy and the more disadvantaged in our communities, to make an appointment with their local MCOptom
An exciting opportunity for optometrists to influence commissioning in the Worcester area has come up.
It is with great sadness that we advise of the death of Professor Edwin Geoffrey Woodward, President of the College 1983 - 1984. He passed away peacefully on 9 November, aged 79 years.
Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning for NHS England, has urged health commissioners to use new guidance published today by the College of Optometrists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to improve the quality and efficiency of eye health services. Dr Geddes says: "We can now treat more and more of the diseases that until recently caused blindness. This new guidance will help Clinical Commissioning Groups understand how best to work with local eye health professionals to redesign services to save people's sight and to reduce the social and health consequence of failing vision. It is a piece of guidance which will be important to implement."
The College Council met last week to discuss and begin the development of our next three-year strategic plan.
We're looking for two optometry students from each university which offers a degree in optometry to join our student reference group and be our reps for 2014.
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