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We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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Halloween party-goers urged to protect themselves from contact lens horrors

Experts from Moorfields Eye Hospital are urging party-goers planning to wear spooky contact lenses this Halloween to buy and wear them safely. Cosmetic contact lenses can cause an increase in A&E visits around the Halloween season, with under-16s among those affected - press release

19 October 2017

Halloween party-goers urged to protect themselves from contact lens horrors Halloween party-goers urged to protect themselves from contact lens horrors

Experts from Moorfields Eye Hospital are urging party-goers planning to wear spooky contact lenses this Halloween to buy and wear them safely. Cosmetic contact lenses can cause an increase in A&E visits around the Halloween season, with under-16s among those affected - press release

19 October 2017

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