Category: News

7th January 2021

Telemed and Telehealth – The Five W’s and How – Nathan Little

A common form of problem investigation and solving in research and journalism, as well as other fields, is the art of questioning. As professionals in the medical field, one is taught to use logic, rational and questioning to derive a conclusion on all sorts of perplexing patient presentations. However, eye care professionals (ECPs) are also […] Read more

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

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

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

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

10th June 2020

To Event or Not To Event?: Gill Wood

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

3rd June 2020

A New Dawn in Ophthalmics: Karl Jeebaun

The ophthalmic landscape, as with all other medical sectors, has got to change. Will we ever see a return to ‘normal’? What does ‘normal’ even mean? Do we revert back to age-old processes and procedures that weren’t designed for this modern, technologically advanced world, or do we seize this opportunity to futureproof our industry for the recurrence or discovery of another virus? Read more

28th May 2020

The Importance of Dry Eye Assessments: Karl Jeebaun

Technology is helping the industry know more about the physical makeup of the eye, root causes of pathologies, and how to better manage or treat ocular conditions at a much earlier stage. Read more

20th May 2020

The State of Technology: Karl Jeebaun

We live in a world where we have all heard “there’s an app for that”. Every good idea has been digitised in one way or another, and every process has been automated. The problem is these exciting technologies are often being used in basically every other industry but medical - why? Read more

14th May 2020

Telemedicine – What is it and how great is its potential?: Karl Jeebaun

Advancements in technology have changed how we do things in more ways than most of us could have ever previously imagined. This has been exacerbated in the current climate of a global pandemic. Telemedicine or Telehealth are technologies that have been around for a while, allowing ophthalmic clinicians to reach patients that were previously without access to their clinic or specialties, and reach a wider range of patients in need. We are now using telemedicine to combat both medical and commercial needs whilst the pandemic lockdown is in effect. Read more