‘Asdaburys’? What the Asda/Sainsburys merger may mean for the UK’s pharmaceutical and optometry landscape.

In a move that’s been the subject of much analysis and speculation, it was announced this month that Sainsburys and Asda have agreed on plans to merge. If approved by the CMA, the £12 billion merger deal will result in one third of the UK’s entire supermarket purchases being from one of their 2800-strong store […]

GOC focus on Specsavers registration

Branches of Specsavers across the UK which are not registered with the GOC are now currently in the process of doing so following a clarification on policy from the regulator. The decision comes after satirical newspaper The Private Eye claimed in September that less than 150 of Specsavers’ 680 UK practices were registered with the GOC. […]

The Optometrist’s Role as a Diabetes Educator

Diabetes is one of the most common, chronic conditions in the world. It is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in working-age adults. Nearly 24 million people are now affected by diabetes in the United States (8% of the American population). In fact, this number has risen by three million in the last […]