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

    21 October 2014

    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

    20 October 2014

    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

    20 October 2014

    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

    17 October 2014

    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

    14 October 2014

    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

    7 October 2014

    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

    6 October 2014

    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

    3 October 2014

    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.

  9. Scheme for Registration OSCE results - available here

    1 October 2014

    The results of the Scheme for Registration OSCE (September 2014) are available.

  10. College publishes ambitious new strategic plan

    30 September 2014

    The College has published its new strategic plan for 2014 - 2017. The plan sets out what the College wants to achieve over the next three years.

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