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Raising the bar in the UK: Professional Advancement 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.

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Can chocolate and coffee boost your vision?

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Rumour has it that the Specsavers Clinical Conferences are flooded with coffee cups and chocolate wrappers stating that both coffee and chocolate is good for your eyesight. A quick search on the web returns thousands of web pages with the same information. We will examine the science behind this and see if adding chocolate or coffee to your diet should be a clinical recommendation.

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Research: impact of noise in open-plan office often underestimated

Back in the office after the summer holidays, means for many office workers being back in the open-plan office. Research shows that the majority of employees is affected by ambient noise in the open-plan office. Talking, loud ringtones and noisy phone calls are amongst the biggest irritations.