EU Court decision gives visually impaired and blind people access to more published works

22 February 2017
Source: Optical Confederation

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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David Hewlett representing the ECV addresses the European Parliament MEPs in a speech entitled “Preventing sight loss in an ageing population”

18 November 2016
Source: Primary Health Net

Summary of the speech. David thanked Marian Harkin and MEP Becker for co-hosting a Parliamentary event to raise the profile of eye health issues with MEPs and others who are in a position to do something about them. The human population is ageing. This is a world- wide phenomenon and one which – together with access to resources and climate

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Optical Confederation urges optical practices to promote Road Safety Week

28 October 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

Plans for Road Safety Week get underway today as the Optical Confederation (OC) work with charity Brake to launch a campaign highlighting the importance of sight tests for safe driving. With an estimated 2,900 road casualties caused by poor vision every year the optical community nationwide is being urged to support the campaign. Practitioners and manufacturers across the sector can

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Andrew Jones MP raises awareness of the importance of having regular sight tests

Andrew Jones MP

5 August 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones, who, as Transport Minister, has responsibility for Road Safety, visited Page and Smith Opticians in his constituency on Wednesday 27th July to find out why regular sight tests are so important in preventing blindness.

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David Lidington MP meets with Buckinghamshire Local Optical Committee to hear about community eye care and the importance of regular sight tests

Jenny Gowen – Optical Confederation, Scott Cosgrove – Boots Opticians, Jayesh Patel – Boots Opticians, David Lidington – MP for Aylesbury, Bruce Gilson – Bucks Local Optical Committee and Anna Mead – Bucks Healthcare Trust and Bucks Local Optical Committee]

24 June 2016
Source: Optical Confederation

MP for Aylesbury, David Lidington, visited Boots Opticians on Friday 10th June to learn why regular sight tests are so important in preventing avoidable sight loss

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