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PHN News Update
6th August 2015

PHN News Update

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

Sad News in the last two weeks came to us of the passing of Brien Holden, a shock and a loss to the contact lens sector.

Further surprising news comes on the Reuter News lines of the purchase by Essilor of the largest independent butying group in the USA.

General News

Norville help novice cyclist in charity event.

Silhouette holds event in the clouds.

First Class Honours candidate wins Heidelberg prize.

Professional Matters

GOC approves Standards of Practice.

FODO has its say on GOC position.

AOP responds to standards debate.

College announces OSCE results.

GOC research shows high level of confidence in Opticians.

New Products and services

New sunspecs from Anna Sui.

Norville announce new Headstrap Goggle

How the Eye Doctor can relieve symptoms safely.

Stephen Fry inspects new Silhouette’s new range.

Progear selection expands into watersports.

Anna Sui launches new Bohemian spectacle range.

Forthcoming Conferences, Exhibitions & Education

Specsavers announce presence at 100% next year.

100% Optical on a roll this week with big hitters joining for February.

Heidelberg Academy to raise the bar in the High Street.

NOC calls for posters from LOCs, LOC companies and LEHNs.

ABDO and BCLA to collaborate at ABDO’s conference.

Haag-Streit UK announced as headline sponsor at Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize.

Cardiff University first to offer Low Vision certificate.

LOC news

NOC starts to build the evidence for commissioners


100% Optical engage Gravitas for PR.

Waterside launches new Smart website.

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