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PHN News Update
2nd September 2015

PHN News Update

Your latest free news round up for the Optical Sector published on

Breaking news often shocks and the potential sale of the Optician magazine this month to release it from the Reed Business Group is quite a surprise.

At PHN we have and have had many good relationships with the RBI team, even though we compete on readership since PHN went live 10 years ago online. Perhaps it’s just another sign that digital news on tablets, smart phones and PC’s is the future.

We learnt this week of the passing of J. Rawlings…Obit.

General News

Half of people with learning disabilities suffer eye problems. read full survey report

It’s your final chance to vote for the AOP awards.

Professional Matters

AIO protests against the derisory increase in GOS fees imposed and explains why it happened.

NHS Confederation intends to explode a few myths in Primary Care.

College of Optometrists freezes fees.

New Products and services

Blackfin announces presence at SILMO 2015

Silhouette extends Urbanlite range.

Checkout Zoobug’s Sunglass launch at SILMO for Season S/S16

Forthcoming Conferences, Exhibitions & Education 

A new dynamic show is promised by SILMO organisers later this month in Paris

AIO announce October annual conference, a place to learn and put your view forward.

Contact Lenses

CLAE Editor honoured at 1st World Congress


Ophthalmic image to be displayed at International Photographic Exhibition.

Charity News

Learn more about the Optical Workers Benevolent Fund

Trustees of the Irvine Aitcheson Memorial fund stand down and are replaced.


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