Eye health in 2015

Falls are common and a very serious health risk for older people, being the major cause of accidental death in the elderly. This video provides guidance on how optometrists and dispensing opticians can play a part in falls prevention, particularly in relation to the types of spectacle lenses and refractive correction prescribed to elderly, frail patients.
OT’s Emily McCormick finds out more about John Lewis‘s venture into the optical sector and its future plans for its in-store opticians

The AOP Awards was launched in 2011 and has since gone from strength to strength. An impressive 16,000 votes were cast across last year’s categories, with more than 300 people attendig the black tie dinner at Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole. Continue to read more about the winners from

Last year saw some incredible developments in many clinical areas. Highlights included designs for smart contact lenses, research unravelling the crucial neurological elements of vision, and a

, which looks set to upset the AMD market. Preclinical studies showed that the drops penetrate to the back of the eye and greatly increase visual acuity when combined with Lucentis. The drug has been granted fast track status by the FDA in the US, and a Phase III study is expected

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