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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The Optical Confederation has announced that Chris Hunt will step down as Chairman when he completes his two year term of office on 23 October

10 October 2016

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New briefing from the OC, LOCSU and the Local Government Association highlights the role community optical practices can play in improving eye health and general health and wellbeing

29 September 2016

New: The Optical Confederation, Local Optical Committee Support Unit and Local Government Association have today, 29th September, published a joint briefing for councillors, senior council officers and commissioners of services, which describes the essential role community optics can play in helping to improve eye health specifically, as well as general health and wellbeing.


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Optical Confederation meets with new primary care minister, David Mowat MP to discuss the crucial role of the optical sector

27 September 2016

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Reducing pressure on hospitals: Lessons from the frontline of community health

23 September 2016

The Optical Confederation (OC), in conjunction with the NHS Confederation, Local Government Association (LGA) and the Health Foundation, is hosting fringe events at the upcoming Labour and Conservative party conferences.

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