Glaucoma is one of the most common chronic eye conditions for people above 40 years old. It is estimated that 4,5 million persons globally are blind due to glaucoma, and this number will only rise. It is actually the second most common cause of blindness worldwide.
An optical event that’s worth going to this year is the Nordic Contact Lens Forum (NCLF) – which is sponsored by CooperVision and takes place on Saturday 27 April in Stockholm. This year’s conference is all about the future.
We all know that our eyesight is something to cherish – at Specsavers, we’re advising our customers to have their eyes tested at least once every two years. But not everyone is as fortunate as Northern Europeans and has an optician around the corner – let alone money to buy a good pair of glasses.
On January 15th the Green Club hosted an Optometry Experience at the Dutch Optical Association (NUVO) in Houten. The experience invited optometry students and optometrists from across the country to see optometry through the eyes of Specsavers.
With 2018 drawing to a close, it’s fair to say it has been a great year for the Green Club. Not only did we celebrate our two-year anniversary, we also welcomed our 2,500th member – and are still counting.
Last month, Green Club hosted a clinical event in the city of Stavanger, southern Norway. The event was organised in close cooperation with Øyelegene AS, an eye doctor company from Stavanger, IFOCUS øyeklinikk, one of Europe’s leading refractive surgery clinics, and Théa Nordic, a global supplier of ophthalmology products.
If you think Lacoste only makes polo shirts, think again. Their product range extends from jackets to trousers, from shoes to socks and from perfume to eyewear. Now, some of Lacoste’s frames have been added to the Specsavers’ product portfolio.
Do you want to check out the interesting key-note lectures from the Clinical Conference 2018 once more? Or weren’t you able to attend and do you want to see and hear what your colleagues have been talking about since the conference?
Not only in Northern Europe, also in the United Kingdom, Specsavers aims at raising the professional knowledge of the entire industry. Our main annual event for that in the UK is the Professional Advancement Conference (PAC), which was held in Birmingham on 21 October 2018 and attracted more than 2,000 eye and hear care professionals.
Will.i.am has proven that going from hip-hopping to designing a range of spectacles is possible, as he has launched an exclusive eyewear collection for Specsavers.