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15th July 2020

A Chance for Change

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

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?

‘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

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

10th June 2020

To Event or Not To Event?

Optometry and Ophthalmology are steeped in educational events each year – approximately 144 occur in a 12-month period. They range from one-day intimate meetings held in hotel venues (E.g. UKISCRS Cornea & Cataract Day, or the OSI magazine meeting) to larger conferences held in Educational settings (E.g. the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress). What does the future of events look like for our industries? Read more