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Wednesday 25 March 2020

posted 7 Feb 2020, 23:37 by Barney Norris   [ updated 21 Mar 2020, 13:20 ]

CANCELLED in response to guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our next meeting will be

Wednesday 25 March 2020, at Holiday Inn, Brighouse, 7.30pm - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

"An Overnight Success and Beyond" - Lecture with Discussion Workshop covering management of myopia progression using orthokeratology and other contact lens options. 2 CET points.
Josie Barlow, Professional Services Manager, Menicon


Wednesday 15 January 2020

posted 15 Dec 2019, 00:22 by Barney Norris   [ updated 8 Jan 2020, 13:23 ]

Our next meeting will be
Wednesday 15 January 2020, at Holiday Inn, Brighouse, 7.30pm - NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Mr Keith Davey, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, will speak on "Refracting of, and prescribing for, children"
The lecture has been approved for 1 CET point for both Optoms and DOs.


The 2019-2020 lecture season

posted 23 Aug 2019, 14:21 by Barney Norris   [ updated 21 Mar 2020, 13:20 ]

Lectures confirmed so far for the 2019-2020 lecture programme:

Thursday 19 September 2019, at Huddersfield Golf Club, 7.30pm.

Our speaker is Mr Ziad Estephan, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, who will be speaking on Retinal Vein Occlusion.  The lecture has been approved for 1 CET point for Optoms and DOs.  Mr Estephan is an accomplished speaker and his presentation will include videos of intravitreal injections.


Thursday 24 October 2019, at Huddersfield Golf Club, 7.30pm.

Prof J Siderov, Head of Optometry at Huddersfield University, will speak on "What should I do with these kids? - Managing paediatric binocular vision problems in primary practice."  1 CET point.  Prof Siderov will also talk to us about the Optometry course at Huddersfield University.


Wednesday 15 January 2020, at Holiday Inn, Brighouse, 7.30pm - NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Mr Keith Davey, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, will speak on "Refracting of, and prescribing for, children".
The lecture has been approved for 1 CET point for both Optoms and DOs.


Sadly the next two lectures have been cancelled in response to guidance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday 25 March 2020, at Holiday Inn, Brighouse, 7.30pm - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

"An Overnight Success and Beyond" - Lecture with Discussion Workshop covering management of myopia progression using orthokeratology and other contact lens options. 2 CET points.
Josie Barlow, Professional Services Manager, Menicon


Wednesday in May - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
The Owen Aves Memorial Lecture

Wednesday 17 June 2020, at Holiday Inn, Brighouse, 7.30pm

Society Annual General Meeting
With Peer Discussion - Case records

Subscriptions for the new lecture season are due for payment.  There will be 6 lectures in this season and we will aim for you to be able to get all the CET points you need for this year.  The subscription fee is unchanged at £50, which you can pay by credit card at the meeting, or by cheque or BACS in advance (contact Treasurer, Anna, for details).  The cost for attendance at a single meeting is £20.

We have started a YOS WhatsApp group for members so that we can keep in touch easily.  Please let me have your mobile number so that I can add you to the group.

Best wishes,

Rena

Yorkshire Optical Society Prize 2019

posted 17 Jul 2019, 23:39 by Barney Norris   [ updated 17 Jul 2019, 23:40 ]

Congratulations to Sohail Ramzan, who was presented with the Yorkshire Optical Society Prize for the best performance in the 2019 final year examinations on the Optometry degree course at the University of Bradford.

YOS prize winner Sohail Ramzan

The YOS Prize was presented to Mr Sohail Ramzan on 16 July 2019

The 2019 AGM

posted 10 Jun 2019, 10:48 by Barney Norris   [ updated 13 Jun 2019, 15:23 ]

Please reserve the date:
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 7:30 pm
At Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, HUDDERSFIELD, HD2 2EP

The speaker will Charlotte Hazel and she’ll be talking about The Macula and OCT.

After the usual reports from the Society Officers, there will be an election for members to the Council.
Please give this some thought and volunteer if you would like to see changes/improvements in your Society.


CROQUET EVENING
The date for the croquet taster evening is
Tuesday 16 July at 6:30pm
At Golcar Cricket Club, Swallow Lane, Golcar, HUDDERSFIELD, HD7 4NB.
Playing followed by Bolster Moor steak and potato pie and peas.
£15 each.

Open to all members and their families and friends.  Beginners welcome.
Bookings to Rena by 9 July, please.

Tuesday 21 May 2019

posted 25 Apr 2019, 11:25 by Barney Norris   [ updated 25 Apr 2019, 11:26 ]

The next YOS meeting will be on Tuesday 21 May at 19:30 at Huddersfield Golf Club.

Troubleshooting Varifocals to be presented by Nick Easey from Nikon.

Three interactive CET points for Optoms and DOs.

Thursday 11 April 2019

posted 19 Mar 2019, 13:03 by Barney Norris   [ updated 19 Mar 2019, 13:04 ]

The next meeting will be on Thursday 11 April at 19:30 at Huddersfield Golf Club.
Toric IOLs and Complications of cataract surgery
Speaker Mr Ziad Estephan, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Calderdale & Huddersfield Hospitals NHS Trust

The Owen Aves Memorial Lecture 2019

posted 20 Feb 2019, 22:51 by Barney Norris   [ updated 18 Mar 2019, 03:53 ]

The Oven Aves Memorial Lecutre, Wednesday 13 March 2019

Elaine Grisdale, Head of Professional Service and International Development at ABDO, presented the Owen Aves Memorial Lecture in Brighouse on 13 March 2019, 90 years after its inception.
Her talk, on the subject Taking Quality Vision Global, considered the progression of optometry and optics from her perspective over the past 35 years, highlighting the importance of continuous learning, professional development, teamwork, clinical trials, specialisation for the future and engagement with professional organisations.  Her experience includes working with Bernard Maitenaz, the inventor of the first commercially viable progressive lens.  He built on the work of Owen Aves, who had held the first patent for a varifocal design, granted in 1907.
The prestigious Owen Aves Memorial Lecture has been given since 1929 by speakers from a range of backgrounds who have made major contributions to the development of the Optical Professions.

Elaine Grisdale receiving the Owen Aves Medal from Vice President of the Yorkshire Optical Society, Harj Sunda, on 13 March 2019

Wednesday 20 February 2019

posted 6 Jan 2019, 11:10 by Barney Norris   [ updated 21 Feb 2019, 23:34 ]

The next YOS event will be on Wednesday 20 February at 19:30 at Prego in Brighouse.

The speaker will be Serena Dunwoody from Bausch and Lomb speaking on Presbyopia - the bigger picture.
Peer discussion with 3 CET points for Optoms and DOs.

If  you would like to eat at Prego prior to the lecture then please join some of us for food from 6.00pm.  Please let Rena know so we can book a table.

Thursday 15 November 2018

posted 21 Oct 2018, 01:18 by Barney Norris   [ updated 16 Nov 2018, 01:14 ]

An Eye-opener Into Domiciliary Optometry
Harj Sunda gave the Foundation Lecture about his experiences in providing domiciliary eye care in West Yorkshire.
Thursday 15 November 2018 at Huddersfield Golf Club.  (1 CET point)

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