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  1. Media statement: Honey Rose

    15 July 2016

    In light of today’s verdict in the case of Honey Rose, an optometrist convicted of gross negligence manslaughter, the College of Optometrists has issued the following statement...

  2. New Competency Framework for all Prescribers

    14 July 2016

    A new, updated and restructured Competency Framework for all Prescribers has been published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society after collaboration with the College of Optometrists, all the prescribing professions and patients.

  3. Eye health sector intervenes to stop patients losing sight

    7 July 2016

    Hospital initiated delays and cancelled follow up appointments are at crisis point, putting patients' sight at risk. This has led to a new initiative to release pressure off hospital eye services.

  4. College of Optometrists urges sports-lovers to make sure they can see their favourite sport clearly this summer

    1 July 2016

    College is advising that having a sight test and getting fitted with corrective eyewear if needed could enhance participants’ and spectators’ sporting experience.

  5. College of Optometrists congratulates Cardiff University on accreditation of Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care

    29 June 2016

    Cardiff University has been accredited as the first provider of the College’s Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.

  6. Independent Prescribing assessment results available

    20 June 2016

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

  7. Volunteer patients needed for workshops in Cardiff

    20 June 2016

    We are looking for volunteer patients for our CET workshops taking place on 6 July in Cardiff. We pay £25 plus travel expenses.

  8. College of Optometrists conducts report into Scheme for Registration

    7 June 2016

    The report provides detailed information of trainee performance over a single year, related to several factors, including their undergraduate degree classification and common areas of failure.

  9. College of Optometrists’ inequalities report calls for increased awareness of optometry services and a review of access initiatives

    2 June 2016

    The report makes several recommendations to address barriers to poorer communities accessing optometry services.

  10. College issues report following dementia and vision research event

    24 May 2016

    The report, outlining the outcomes of the Visual Impairment and Dementia (VIDem) Summit, identifies priorities for research into concurrent dementia and visual impairment.

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