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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)

2018-2019 Lecture Programme

posted 28 Aug 2018, 00:13 by Barney Norris   [ updated 21 Feb 2019, 23:33 ]

The first four lectures of our next season are now confirmed and the rest of the programme is almost complete.

Please put the dates in your diary and send your membership subs to Anna.

Confirmed Programme 2018- 2019

Thursday 20 September 2018
Lenses for Contemporary Lives
presentation on modern lens designs and how they help us to provide the best options for our patients in the digital world.
1 CET point
Andy Sanders FBDO, Professional Services Manager, Hoya Lens UK
7:30pm at Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, HUDDERSFIELD, HD2 2EP

Thursday 18 October 2018 (note change of date)
Wednesday 17 October 2018
The Born in Bradford Study
1 CET point (Optoms and DOs)
Dr Alison Bruce, Head Orthoptist
7:30pm at Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, HUDDERSFIELD, HD2 2EP

Thursday 15 November 2018
Foundation Lecture
An Eye-opener Into Domiciliary Optometry
1 CET point
Harj Sunda
7:30pm at Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, HUDDERSFIELD, HD2 2EP

Wednesday 20 February 2019
Presbyopia - the bigger picture
3 CET points (Optoms and DOs)
Serena Dunwoody, Bausch and Lomb
Peer discussion 7.30pm at Prego, Brighouse.
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.

Wednesday 13 March 2019
Owen Aves Memorial Lecture
Taking Quality Vision Global
Elaine Grisdale, Head of Professional Service and International Development, ABDO
We anticipate there will be 1 CET point
Lecture 7.30pm at Prego, Brighouse.
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.

Details are still to be finalised for the following events. We’ll confirm dates, times and venues as soon as possible.

Mid June 2019
Annual General Meeting
With lecture

July 2019
Croquet Taster Evening

Membership fees are now due for the 2018-2019 season.

The 2018 AGM

posted 27 May 2018, 13:26 by Barney Norris   [ updated 27 May 2018, 13:28 ]

Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 7:30 pm
At Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, HUDDERSFIELD, HD2 2EP

Followed by a peer discussion workshop -
"Candour, Consent and 
Complaints"
Richard Edwards, Clinical Consultant to the Optical Consumer Complaints Service, will guide delegates through a number of case scenarios relative to the OCCS workload and also aligned to the GOC practice standards in place since 2016.
CET points for Optometrists and DOs

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.

Wednesday 9 May 2018

posted 2 May 2018, 23:03 by Barney Norris   [ updated 27 May 2018, 13:06 ]

A Little More Conversation
Wednesday 9 May 2018 at 7:30 pm
Three short lectures on communication, digital eye strain and contact lens discomfort.

Wendy Sethi
Sponsored by Bausch and Lomb

(2 CET points for Optometrists, CLO and DOs)
At Huddersfield Golf Club, Fixby Hall, Lightridge Road, Fixby, HUDDERSFIELD, HD2 2EP

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