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Abstracts from the online Women in Vision UK Annual Meeting 2022 are presented.

Voting opens on 25 January for The College of Optometrists' Council election.

We work to ensure that optometrists’ competences and skills are recognised and better used across the UK.

Three optometrists talk about the skills and experience needed to become an effective supervisor.

Becoming a College Council member is a great opportunity to represent your colleagues, promote your profession and help shape the future of optometry.

In this recorded webinar, Jeff Hogg explores the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what defines AI as a medical device (AIaMD).

The NICER study has led to the creation of a new digital health app, which helps predict the likelihood of myopia.

Podcast: This month we talk to the inspirational Professor Shahina Pardhan - the first female Professor of Optometry in the UK.

Kathy Oxtoby looks at the role of the Physician Associate – and why one might be contacting an optometrist soon.

The College of Optometrists has joined senior leaders from the NHS, social care and the charity sectors, to unveil a new UK-wide Eye Care Support Pathway.

A message from Leon Davies, College President

The College of Optometrists has launched a new vision which sets out its ambitions for the future of the profession, and its plans to put the optometric workforce at the forefront of eye care provision, education and research.

In this session, we will explore how to expand your scope of practice as an optometrist.

How women are taking the lead In optometry and changing the face of the profession.

College Clinical Adviser gives evidence to the House of Lords Integration of Primary and Community Care Committee.

Podcast: Dr Jeffry Hogg answers all those questions there wasn't time to cover during his webinar on AI and optometry.

The College has offered support in addressing some of the key challenges the NHS faces in delivering eye care services.

College President Professor Leon Davies FCOptom represented the College at the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health and Visual Impairment this week.

Shadow Health Minister, Karin Smyth MP, has outlined Labour’s plans to support improved eye care services.

We welcome the publication of the House of Lords Committee inquiry report on integrating primary and community care and are pleased to see that the Committee has accepted our main recommendations.

The College of Optometrists issues statement regarding the government announcement that the Physician Associate (PA) role is to be regulated by the General Medical Council (GMC).

The event, one of the highlights of the College’s annual calendar, took place at Central Hall, Westminster on Tuesday 7 November.

The NHS Long Term Workforce Plan recognises the knowledge and skills of eye care providers in alleviating the pressures in the eye care service.

The General Optical Council (GOC) has presented a draft response to its call for evidence on the need for change to the Opticians Act (1989) and the consultation on associated GOC policies to its Council.

We are looking to commission a suitable organisation or individual to conduct a sector-wide and UK-wide, multi-professional eye care workforce supply and demand data modelling project.

David O'Sullivan MCOptom, the Welsh Government's Chief Optometric Adviser, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) ‘for services to eye care in Wales’.

The College of Optometrists and BCLA (British Contact Lens Association) welcomed around 900 attendees at Optometry Tomorrow 24 - now incorporating BCLA Focus on 28-29 April.

The College of Optometrists has awarded three new Life Fellowships and two new Honorary Fellowships in 2023 to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession or to the College.

Expanded Optometry Tomorrow 2024 offers a bumper weekend of lectures and hands-on workshops for eye care professionals.

Taking place between 24–26 February at London’s Excel, 100% Optical is now in its 10th year and attracts over 10,000 global optical professionals.