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  1. MPs hear how optometrists can break down the barriers to quality care

    David Parkins, President of the College, addressed MPs and peers at yesterday’s meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment.

  2. Optometry in Practice Vol 14 issue 4 deadline approaching

    The deadline for submitting your answers for Optometry in Practice Volume 14, Issue 4 is 31 October 2014.

  3. College issues advice on using Tea Tree Oil to treat Demodex blepharitis

    The College has been asked by one of its members to clarify the risks associated with using Tea Tree Oil (TTO) to treat Demodex blepharitis and how to use it safely.

  4. The College and Association of Optometrists issue advice for optometrists on Ebola virus disease

    Although the likelihood of imported cases is low, health care providers, including optometrists, should remain vigilant for those who have visited areas affected by Ebola and who develop unexplained illness.

  5. Optical bodies agree to look at workforce questions

    Led by the College, stakeholders from across the optical sector have joined together to launch a project to gain a clearer picture of the optical workforce.

  6. Over 1,000 CET points earned at Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize

    Over 1,000 CET points were earned at Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize on Sunday at Ascot Racecourse, the College of Optometrists’ one-day conference which was attended by 195 optometrists from across the UK.

  7. Latest OSCE results announced by the College

    The results are in for the College of Optometrists’ latest OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination). 216 candidates sat the OSCE, the Scheme for Registration’s final assessment, in September – resulting in a pass rate of 80%.

  8. College of Optometrists recognises outstanding contributions to optometry

    The College of Optometrists has elected three new Life Fellows and three new Honorary Fellows. Fellowship of the College is awarded to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the profession or to the College.

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    North West regional event 2014 - Manchester

    Novotel Manchester West

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    Supervisor Training - London 19 November 2014

    Holiday Inn, Camden, London, NW1 7BY

    This face-to-face training session will look at further enhancing your supervision skills. Using a brand new workshop style format to further review "what good practice looks like in the supervisor role", we aim to enable you to use proven and effective methods to support and develop your trainee whilst keeping your patients safe.

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    East Midlands regional event 2014 - Leicester

    Hilton Leicester Hotel

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    Eastern regional event 2014 - Cambridge

    Menzies Cambridge

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    South East regional event 2014 - Southampton

    Hotel Novotel Southampton


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