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9th December 2020

Mask-Associated Dry Eye – Nathan Little

Mandated facial mask wear has been proven in reducing the spread of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes Covid-19. However mask wear, while beneficial... Read more

20th October 2020

Evolution in medical devices – Eduardo Mangieri

The very first medical device was the human himself, observing, analysing, creating his/her conclusions in order to find the best therapy to help the diseased. How have medical devices evolved throughout history to the current day? 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

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

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

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

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

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