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  1. Results published of first ever study comparing spectacles bought online with those bought in optometry practices

    24 August 2016

    College of Optometrists funded study comparing over 300 pairs of spectacles.

  2. College of Optometrists maintains fees for seventh year while providing an increased range of benefits

    23 August 2016

    More than 15,000 members of the College of Optometrists will benefit from a fee freeze for a seventh consecutive year.

  3. Parkinson's potentially detected by a sight test: College responds

    18 August 2016

    The College's Clinical Adviser responds to recent developments in research showing that Parkinson's can potentially be picked up by a sight test.

  4. Scheme for Registration OSCE results - available here

    12 August 2016

    The results of the Scheme for Registration OSCE (July 2016) are available.

  5. College of Optometrists welcomes accreditation of Professional Certificate in Glaucoma at the University of Bradford

    8 August 2016

    The course marks the first College accredited higher qualification available to optometrists at the University of Bradford.

  6. College of Optometrists welcomes Ulster University accreditation for two new higher qualifications

    2 August 2016

    Ulster University has been accredited to provide the Professional Certificate in Low Vision and the Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.

  7. College of Optometrists urges sports-enthusiasts to optimise their vision

    28 July 2016

    As the Olympics are about to open, the College is urging sports participants to consider their vision in order to enhance their sporting experience.

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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