Government Freezes Sight Test Fees

30 March 2017

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Lynda Oliver confirmed as new Optical Confederation Chair

28 March 2017

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EU Court decision gives visually impaired and blind people access to more published works

21 February 2017

People who are blind or visually impaired across Europe will have greater access to published works, following a decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on 14 February that the European Union (EU) has the power to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty.  

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Optical Confederation launches consultation on new standards for eye surgery

2 February 2017

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Drivers urged to take vital sight test this Road Safety Week

18 November 2016

With an estimated 2,900 road casualties caused by poor vision every year the Optical Confederation (OC) is joining forces with charity Brake to urge drivers to take a sight test this Road Safety Week.  

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Optical Confederation has eyes on diabetes for World Diabetes Day

14 November 2016

The Optical Confederation (OC)  welcomes the eye health focus of this year’s World Diabetes Day  but warns that screening for diabetic eye disease is not a substitute for a full sight test and regular eye care.

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Devon Local Optical Committee visits Westminster to lobby local MPs on issues facing community eye care across Devon

3 November 2016

The Devon Local Optical Committee visited Westminster on Tuesday 25th October for a roundtable discussion with the Devon MPs hosted by Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton.

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Optical Confederation urges optical practices to promote Road Safety Week

28 October 2016

Plans for Road Safety Week get underway today as the Optical Confederation (OC) work with charity Brake to launch a campaign highlighting the importance of sight tests for safe driving. 


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New Party Conference section added to our website

18 October 2016

We have recently added a new section to our website to highlight our work at party conferences.

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Campaign to awareness about preventable sight loss on World Sight Day

11 October 2016

This 13th October marks World Sight Day, which galvanizes the eye health community to draw attention on a global level about blindness and vision impairment.

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