Data protection law in the UK is changing - essential, new advice for those working in the optical sector

18 December 2017

New data protection laws which come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018 – will impact the optical sector.   

To help those working in the sector, the Optical Confederation has published an initial guide to these important changes, aimed at optical practices, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and practitioners. It includes a breakdown of what optical businesses need to do to comply, when the new rules come into effect.   

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Performers List videos for pre-reg optometrists launched

1 June 2017

New resources to help pre-registration optometrists navigate the NHS England Ophthalmic Performers List application process and obtain their OPL number as quickly as possible after qualifying have been launched by LOCSU and the Optical Confederation.

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Optical Confederation response to the General Election Manifestos

19 May 2017

The Optical Confederation welcomes the priority given to health in all party manifestos.

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Optician Article - General Election 2017

16 May 2017

In a recent article, Optician asked two questions to organisations in the optical sector:

-What would you ask an election candidate knocking on your doorstep?

-What single change would you like to see an elected government make for the good of the profession?

We would like to share the important points raised by different parts of the optical sector.

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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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