ABDO Raising the Profile of the Eye Care Sector

PARN Global News Article - 10 April 2014

ABDO Raising the Profile of the Eye Care Sector

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) joined forces with ITN Productions to create a dedicated news programme called EYE TV News that aims to develop eye health services and promote the benefits of professional eye care.

As ABDO general secretary, Sir Tony Garrett, expresses: "2 million people in the country are blind and a million of those cases were preventable." The news programme will provide a unified voice for the sector and allow the industry to better communicate the vital role that opticians play in public health.

The programme covers the latest topics in eye care, reveals innovative technologies, and features leadership interviews and professional comments:

  • ABDO highlight the importance of clear eyesight for children's development and learning.

  • ABDO College showcases how they are training the next generation of dispensing opticians to adapt to a changing sector.

  • An interview with low vision expert Jennifer Brower discusses how she's helping those with the condition.

  • Peter Black, ABDO President urging regular eye health checks for children. 

  • Professor Mo Jalie talks about the latest developments in eye health,

  • BBR's Managing Director Nick Rumney discusses the scope of practice in eye health and the changing role of optometrists.

  • Professor Darren Shickle discusses awareness and the relationship between public health and eye health.

  • There are exciting developments in contact lenses, according to Angela McNamee and Keith Cavaye.

  • Driving footfall and being competitive are the key for independent opticians, says Paul Surridge.

  • According to Tony Garrett more needs to be done to look at preventing blindness in the community.

  • Eye tests can reveal much more about your health, and save lives, according to Jo Holmes.


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