Blog

9th September 2020

Reducing The Strain – Telehealth and the NHS: Nathan Little

The NHS: arguably one of the best, if not the best, healthcare system in the world, delivering affordable and effective care to an entire nation. In fact, the NHS was ranked the #1 health service among 11 well-off nations by the Commonwealth Fund twice in recent years. However, for all its achievements, the NHS has […] Read more

2nd September 2020

The high street you need, or the high street you want?: Neil Harvey

Following Jeff’s blog from last week on the ‘new’ high street, I urge you to walk up and down your local high street without a plan. Just wander. Take in all the nooks and crannies. Look up at some of the architecture above the cookie-cutter facades of modern retail. Look at the faded brand names […] Read more

26th August 2020

The New High Street: Jeff Landucci

Since my last blog back in early June, things have really changed. Lockdown is no more, and we all have more freedom to move around again. Pubs, shops, and gyms are now open, and even our ports and airports are tentatively back open for business. Time is on the move when for so long it […] Read more

19th August 2020

A conversation with… Gerard Kool

This week’s AOS blog sees Gill Wood – AOS Commercial Project manager (and the least IT savvy member of the team) cover a Q&A session with the AOS Operations Director, Gerard Kool. Ahead of the new software launch, Gill wants to know more about AOS innovations, tech and Gerard’s vision for the future. Read more

12th August 2020

“Let me see!”: Allison Granger

Images have tremendous value in documentation, monitoring, and patient education. If you haven’t thought about how anterior segment imaging plays in your practice, now’s the time to Let Them See. Read more

6th August 2020

The transformative effect of care plans: Keyur Patel

In the second of our series of blogs focusing on healthcare subscription models we speak to Keyur Patel, Director at Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists, to get his insight in to how they have incorporated care plans and the impact they have had on the business. Read more

29th July 2020

Crossing Barriers with AOS: Dave Block

Dave Block discusses crossing language barriers with imagery in contactology and optometry, including use of the AOS software.  Read more

22nd July 2020

Voice of the consumer: Mohamed Kasmani

Mohamed Kasmani discusses how the AOS Anterior software has benefited his practice throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Read more

15th July 2020

A Chance for Change: Nathan Little

As we transition to the “new normal” and get on with our lives, we are forced to consider new strategies and plans to see patients, open clinics, stay safe and generate revenue. How can we strike the proper balance between social distancing, lockdowns, PPE, growing patient numbers, and running an ECP business while still reaching a larger patient base and driving practice growth? Read more

8th July 2020

Digital Connectivity within Ophthalmics: Gerard Kool

A quick scoot around your favourite internet encyclopaedia will give you all the important dates you need to know about the creation of the ophthalmoscope, its evolution to the binocular device, the addition of light sources and a joystick. It’s equally easy to establish key dates in the field of photography (discounting the pinhole camera, with evidence of its invention dating as far back as the 11th century). That the two devices should finally meet seems logical now, but the beginnings of the relationship were somewhat stuttered. Read more

1st July 2020

Is it time to switch to a care plan model?: Ben David

‘Care plan systems in optometry, quite simply, give peace of mind both for the patient and the ECP.’ – Brian Tompkins, owner, TK&S Optometrists. Care plans are essentially patient subscription services. Over the past 10 years, we have seen a dramatic shift from one-off, upfront payment models to ongoing subscriptions across a range of sectors. […] Read more

24th June 2020

Voice Of The High Street: Jeff Landucci

During this 14 week lockdown, all I’ve heard through TV, social media, phone calls and Zoom meetings is the recurring question- ‘Will things ever be the same?’. Now that the lockdown is being relaxed and the high street is beginning to reawaken from its hibernation, the new questions are ‘How are we all going to adapt now that things will never be the same?’. Read more

17th June 2020

AOS Anterior in use during the Global Pandemic: Michelle Beach

Michelle Beach of Park Vision Opticians recounts how her practice have experienced the pandemic and how AOS Anterior has helped them help their clients. Read more