Fantastic CIMA Pass Rates

CIMA have shared the 2016 pass rates for OT exams and the November Case Study exams, a rather impressive set of results highlighting how prepared students are for their exams. Well done to students for their hard work and dedication to a challenging professional qualification and bravo to faculty members alike for supporting students towards […]

CIMA Case Study Results Explained

In anticipation of CIMA May 2016 results being announced, CIMA have produced an article to explain the results. The original article can be found here. Operational Case Study Exam  Grade descriptors for Case Study exams By Julia from CIMA Administrator, Editor, Moderator, Staff 20th June 2016 As part of our efforts to improve your learning […]

Reimagining Retail: 3 Ways Digital Technology is Changing the Way We Shop

An interesting article from Ryan Brady on the future of retail and the impact technology will have on us all. Pay particular attention to the virtual reality software that could help individuals decide on which pair of glasses to purchase or the use of “beacons” to promote eye tests to those passing IC Optical Stores. […]

This may sting: Google’s new patent describes a smart lens injected right into your eyeball

Wow! I don’t know about you. but I’m the guy who gets incredibly nervous when winter approaches because that can only mean one thing… The flu jab. At least with a flu jab I can look away, for some reason I don’t think there is much scope to look away when having one of these […]

Google may be developing smart contact lenses powered by the sun

Yet another article based on the future of smart contact lenses! It is no surprise that renewable energy is on the rise and with such widespread applications in other aspects of life, why not create a smart contact lens powered by the sun…

Sony developing smart contact lens that does more than let you see

Keeping with my recent theme of smart contact lenses, here’s another link to demonstrate that Sony are also interested in developing a smart contact lens. This must be a real option for the examiners to explore in your exam! Links to other related articles: A Smart Contact Lens for Glaucoma Patients Samsung’s ‘Smart’ Contact […]

Protos Eyewear & 3D Printing

Thank you to Charlotte for sharing this video with me, I do think 3D Printing is a real option for IC Optical to engage in R&D and potentially create competitive advantage by allowing customers to create bespoke glasses in store and leave with them the same day. Always be prepared to comment on the financial […]

CIMA Article on the Importance of Verbs

201002-CIMA_Importance_of_Verbs Here’s an article (albeit a dated article, written before the 2015 syllabus change) however it does provide an interesting insight into the importance of verbs and the link with exam success! Especially when interpreting the requirements.  

Optimax Lens Surgery – Story of Eddie “The Eagle”

If you haven’t seen the film Eddie “The Eagle”, you should! I loved his sheer determination to succeed, despite all of the odds set against him. Here’s a video from Eddie the Eagle explaining the difference surgery has made to his performance, 0:45 made me chuckle when he refers to travelling at 75mph on a […]

SpecSavers Strategic Report

Here’s an extract from SpecSavers Strategic Report included within the Annual Report, which does provide an insight into the trading activities of SpecSavers during the year ended 28 February 2015. Note the details surrounding high levels of competition and the focus on continuing to provide high quality and effective support to deliver continued success. This […]