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17 July 2015
Issue 160
Register now for the ABDO conference
You can now book online to attend the ABDO Conference and Exhibition - to be held in Manchester, 20-21 September 2015.
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BCLA to host symposium at the ABDO conference
BCLA will host a contact lens and anterior eye symposium at the ABDO conference in Manchester.

ABDO is to be joined at its conference by the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), who will be running a specialist contact lens and anterior eye symposium on Sunday 20 September 2015. An array of global speakers and specialists from the world of contact lenses and the anterior eye will be presenting subject areas that are amongst those at the top of the agenda for contact lens practitioners.

If you are a CLO or trainee CLO wanting to promote successful healthy contact lens wear, or a DO who is interested in getting the most out of promoting contact lenses within your business, this is the event is for you.

The BCLA agenda at a glance (11 CET points applied for):

  • Contact lens comfort: are we there yet?, Dr Christine Purslow
  • The mighty mites, Sarah Farrant
  • Myopia control, Dr Nicola Logan
  • Is this keratoconus: What do I do now?, Katie Harrop
  • Lens update for CLOs and returning opticians, Andy Sanders
  • Why is my eye red? Interactive quiz, Caroline Christie

Myopia management is a subject that has been and will be in the industry headlines for some time to come, can you afford not to have an update in what some have called the ‘Myopia time-bomb’? ‘Myopia control’ is the BCLA Keynote Lecture to be delivered by Dr Nicola Logan, senior lecturer in optometry at Aston University, a convenor of the Myopia Consortium UK and a global authority on myopia management.

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Ophthalmic Public Health Short Course

Running for its 7th year, this popular course offers a valuable opportunity for eye health and public health professionals, clinical directors, managers working in eye health, social care and public health to better understand he links between eye health and public health and epidemiology.

ABDO will sponsor a limited number of places on the course, if you interested in one of these places email Jane Burnand at

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ABDO social media accounts

## New! ABDO now has an official page on Facebook. Find us at

You can also find news for ABDO members on Twitter, @MembershipAbdo, and more general news from the world of eyes at @ABDONews ##

ABDO membership benefits - Enjoy great family days out
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*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details. Offers subject to change without notice. This ABDO membership benefit is managed on behalf of ABDO by Parliament Hill Ltd.
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ABDO College low vision revision course

In preparation for the ABDO Level 6 Low Vision Honours Theory Examination a revision course will be held at ABDO College in Godmersham on Wednesday 26th August.

For course fees and an application pack, please contact the Courses Team on 01227 733 921 or email

Raise valuable funds for Vision Aid Overseas by taking part in a 10K run through Addis Ababa.

It's not too late to join the Vision Aid Overseas team for this year's Great Ethiopian Run. The race is a 10K run through Ethiopia's capital on Sunday 22 November. Addis Ababa is known as Africa's highest city as it is over 2000 metres above sea level, making this more of a challenge than many other 10k runs.

There's already 35 runners in the team, why not join them for a fantastic six-day Ethiopian experience? You can read here about why Ruth Davies, an optometrist from Bristol, has decided to run for Vision Aid Overseas in 2015.

This is going to be an exciting event for our 30th anniversary and VAO would love you to join them. Your support will help Vision Aid Overseas to fight poverty and transform lives by providing vital eye examinations and spectacles in developing countries.

Click here to find more information about the event
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