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Speaking up, Screen time and helping others

We hope you have all had a good week? We hope you’re coping with the pressures and issues of the current situation?

We’ve covered a variety of topics this week, so let’s run down the top stories we have looked at…


Screen time overload

At the start of the week, the BBC reported on concerns of eyesight charities. The charity, Fight for Sight expressed concern over people’s eyesight as a result of lockdown. Lockdown has meant that a lot of people’s screen time has gone up.

The charity conducted a survey of 2000 adults and have reported that “one in five were less likely to get an eye test now than before the pandemic, for fear of catching or spreading the virus.” This result has caused concern, so the charity is trying to spread the 20-20-20 message. The idea is that you look an on object 20 feet away, for 20 seconds every 20 minutes.

What are your thoughts? Has your practice seen far less footfall in regular appointments? Do you have concerns that people are too afraid to visit practices?

Screen time

Speaking up

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians have launched a consultation on a “new draft of Speaking Up guidance”.

The aim is to gain a better insight into how clear the guidance is. They also aim to fill any areas that are currently missing from the guidance.

All registrants have been encouraged to read the guidance, which is split into individual and business.

The consultation is due to be completed on the 10th March.


Helping others

Rukan Avcil, a pre-reg optometrist has been nominated by colleagues for the OT Optocoach. The nomination was for her hard work, and support of other students.

As a result of her nomination, Rukan was awarded a one to one OSCE masterclass with Optocoach!

Well done, Rukan!

Congratulations news

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