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June 17, 2014
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May 1, 2014
It's inevitable.

April 30, 2014
A “MAGIC bullet” breakthrough could spell the end of expensive and unpleasant eye injections to treat blindness, experts reveal today.

April 9, 2014
The article below explains how evolving technology is swiftly closing the gap between visuality and blindness, and that the two can even exist symbiotically.

March 31, 2014
Independent opticians Roger Pope and Partners has been awarded a Royal Warrant of Appointment for HRH The Prince of Wales.

June 28, 2013
In the current climate and with increasing pressure from the multiples, every recall letter you send needs to make an impact.
 Read more about More Patients, More Often

June 20, 2013
Optisoft is the practice management system of choice for more independents than any other system in the UK today.

June 20, 2013
It is time to improve recall letters.

June 20, 2013
With over 1000 users, Optisoft shows the spread of independent opticians throughout the UK and Ireland.
 Read more about Optisoft Shows UK Dominance

May 1, 2013
Long standing Optisoft user, Tony Marshall, was the lucky winner of a new Apple iPad Mini in the free prize draw for all participants in their annual customer satisfaction survey.

April 1, 2013
Optisoft user, Roger Pope speaks out about his success and having the Queen on his books in this interview with OT.
 Read more about By Royal Appointment

May 21, 2012
Discover why the Optisoft practice management system is already the first choice for more than 1000 independent UK practices.
 Read more about See Optisoft at BCLA 2012

January 2, 2012
Congratulations to all Optisoft users who had a soaring success at the Optician Awards 2011, showing that practices are taking full advantage of the technology now on offer and have come out tops.

November 16, 2011
Michael Offord Optometrist is celebrating 30 years in business and has won the AOP ‘Optometrist of the Year’ award.

September 26, 2011
First impressions count when it comes to targeting a young professionals market.

July 26, 2011
The last six months has been dominated by Optrafair 2011 and thanks to you, as you will read later, it was a huge success.

July 18, 2011
Optisoft's Frames On Faces Eases The Buying Process For Patients.

July 15, 2011
Practice management software company Optisoft is, for a limited period, offering a free backup system when you take out a 12-month support contract.

May 16, 2011
Practice management software company Optisoft has launched a new version of its Frames on Faces module to take advantage of HD webcams and larger monitors.

May 16, 2011
Practice management software company Optisoft has enhanced its in response to increased demand from customers.

May 10, 2011
Patient recall letters are the lifeblood of any optician practice, but they can be time consuming and costly to send.

April 30, 2011
Post-fair analysis shows Optrafair was a big success story for Optisoft, with both visitors and orders placed markedly up on 2009 figures.

April 15, 2011
Following the huge response from Optrafair, with more orders being placed than any previous show, we will also be available to answer any additional questions at the www.bcla.org.uk/" target="_blank">BCLA.
 Read more about See Optisoft at BCLA 2011

February 25, 2011
Scientists have created the world's smallest computer system to help treat glaucoma patients.

February 24, 2011
Access emails, view photos, watch films and browse the web – or update your patient records electronically and remotely - with a free iPad!

February 4, 2011
Cutting the cost of sending recall letters by more than 50% has just become a reality thanks to the new Optisoft Enterprise 7 version and Docmail service provider.

January 31, 2011
Vision Care for Homeless People, the charity which operates centres in London and Birmingham, has received a boost to its funds with a £500 donation by Optisoft, in lieu of its Christmas card mailing.

January 24, 2011
Optisoft has stepped up customer support since moving to new offices in York, with a new Customer Relationship Management system.

January 5, 2011
Creating an extra IT terminal in one the country’s smallest practices seemed impossible until Optisoft looked to the latest technology - the handheld Apple iPad.

December 7, 2010
This year has been particularly productive having upgraded Optisoft Enterprise Edition to make it compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010.

November 16, 2010
A landmark year for IT in optics, 2010 has seen Optisoft users now able to become paperless, for the first time, with all data stored electronically.

November 15, 2010
Enhance profitability, step-up patient communication and streamline day-to-day management with specialist software from Optisoft.
 Read more about Eyecare 3000

October 20, 2010
Portuguese independent, SN&N Optico, has just rolled out Optisoft’s IT system after previewing the online demonstrations and tutorials.

September 1, 2010
The major IT in Optics annual survey is set to reveal the extent to which independent practices are embracing the benefits of technology for management, marketing and clinical advancement.

August 31, 2010
Visitors To Optisoft at ABDO 2010 will see how the IT company is embracing the latest technology from Apple, with the iPad.

August 23, 2010
We have just completed the biggest overhaul of our software since the launch of Optisoft Enterprise.

July 8, 2010
Independents’ Day brought inspiration to delegates who were keen to learn more about how IT can enhance their practice.

July 5, 2010
Roger Pope and Partners, Royal Warrant holders, have just rolled out the first Optisoft Enterprise 7 practice management IT system at their New Cavendish Street practice, near London’s Harley Street.

June 23, 2010
Trying out new practice management and clinical record keeping software modules at your convenience is now a reality, thanks to the launch of Optisoft’s new website.

May 24, 2010
Targeted marketing at a fraction of the cost of traditional patient mailings for recalling and contacting patients is one of the key features of Optisoft Enterprise 7, the latest version of the widely used practice management system.

April 16, 2010
Optisoft is now distributing a series of online tutorials to its customers, free of charge, to ensure that they get the very best out of their computer system.

March 5, 2010
Computerised dispensing is the major reason for independents to upgrade to Optisoft’s Enterprise Edition, which enables the use of all the major lens suppliers’ on-line catalogues.

February 15, 2010
Direct debiting should be offered to patients as a means of spreading the cost of all optical purchases and not just contact lenses, particularly in the current climate when the price of spectacles can be an unwelcome one-off payment.

January 27, 2010
Online lens catalogues from the major suppliers, available free of charge via Optisoft Enterprise Edition’s Dispensing module, are cutting practice administrative time, reducing errors and maximising every opportunity to increase profits.

December 9, 2009
I’m sure you would agree that 2009 has simply flown past and this year Optisoft celebrated 20 years dedicated to the optical market.

December 1, 2009
Dispensing software within the practice IT system is maximising the dispense, saving time and cutting out human error at Oxfordshire independent, Ideal Eyes.

November 26, 2009
Caller line identifier, which brings up the patient’s notes as they call the practice; Direct Debiting; plus online product catalogues, are new features that Optisoft will be demonstrating at Eyecare 3000.

September 22, 2009
Optisoft, the independent’s practice management IT supplier, has just launched a rental option in addition to outright purchase.

September 16, 2009
Optisoft, the independent’s practice management IT supplier, has just launched a rental option in addition to outright purchase.

July 22, 2009
“Clearly Excellent Eyecare” is the message from Andrew Fletcher Opticians in Bolton and seven months after opening his new practice he is boasting a full appointment book.

July 22, 2009
The big picture on how IT is used in independent practice, including how integrated diagnostic technology has become, is set to be revealed in the 2009 Optisoft Survey.

July 9, 2009
I attended a meeting at the FMO recently, where Patrick Myers of Myers La Roche gave a very interesting talk on the recession and how independents, in particular, are fairing.

May 19, 2009
Completing Optisoft’s latest newsletter word search competition has brought rich rewards for Insight Opticians of Pinner.

March 11, 2009
Spectacle and contact lens dispensing, including the administration for aftercare and frequent replacement lenses, has become much easier thanks to Optisoft’s new Enterprise Edition.

March 9, 2009
Welcome to Spring!

February 9, 2009

December 9, 2008
As we see out 2008 and herald in 2009 Optisoft moves into its 20th year of service to the UK optical market and we have a lot to celebrate.

December 5, 2008
SAS practice management software users who are facing heavy release clauses to their IT contract since the company’s sale are invited to look at the terms of Optisoft’s latest deal.

November 28, 2008
Clinical imaging that is fully integrated into the practice management system is the major message from Optisoft at Eyecare 3000.

October 28, 2008
Tough High Street conditions mean that every opportunity should be maximised through the use of an efficient dispensing system, believes Optisoft Managing Director, Keith Sheers.

September 23, 2008
An enthusiasm to invest in optical diagnostic equipment, and link it to the practice management software system, was only topped by the costs of staff training - the overwhelming view of respondents to Optisoft’s national survey of IT use amongst independents.

September 11, 2008
Preparing optometry students to make the most of a modern practice management system has become a lot easier with the roll out of Optisoft Enterprise Edition at Cardiff University.

August 22, 2008
A major study of the use of IT in optics is expected to reveal the extent to which independent practices are embracing the benefits of technology for management, marketing and clinical advancement.

August 8, 2008
It has been a good year for the Optisoft Community and the future looks even better thanks to Optisoft Enterprise Edition.

July 18, 2008
The most northerly mainland practice in the UK, Graham Henderson Optometrists in Thurso, is delighted to have won an Optisoft competition that will boost their contact lens dispensing.

July 10, 2008
Profits at Optisoft rose by over 60% last year reflecting the return on the company’s investment in developing its long-awaited Optisoft Enterprise Edition.

July 10, 2008
Plenty of people ask the secret of a successful practice – the team, the location and the service provided, but underpinning no less than four of The Optician Award winners is Optisoft's practice management system.

April 29, 2008
Responding to demand from many of the profession's increasingly IT-savvy users, Optisoft has launched a video demonstration that shows the new Optisoft Enterprise edition in action.

April 29, 2008
Optisoft's Accounts Manager, Anne Hovell, now in her 60th year, was delighted to complete her sixth London marathon, raising more than £800 for Cancer Research.

March 18, 2008
A new optical practice, which includes a full laser eye surgery suite, with a team of ophthalmologists, optometrists and optical assistants, is set to open within the Royal Hallamshire, Sheffield's teaching hospital.

February 25, 2008
Optisoft has appointed Melissa Johnson, an experienced software company administrator, to oversee the rapidly progressing online catalogue facility for dispensing, electronic ordering and tracking of spectacles orders.

January 23, 2008
The new Optisoft Enterprise Edition practice management software will be demonstrated at the Eyecare 3000 Glasgow exhibition from 20th-22nd January 2008.

January 23, 2008
Optisoft's Imaging System is linking in retinal cameras to a group of south London independent practices' patient notes - the latest stage in the group's investment in technology.

January 23, 2008
Optisoft's major update - the new 2008 Enterprise Edition - is now available with an intuitive, user-friendly design that displays all records as full screen.

January 23, 2008
Long established, independent, city centre practices rarely report annual growth of 20% but that is exactly what Aberdeen's Corry and Christie is showing - not just for one, but for two years running.

November 26, 2007
Emailing patients with the coolest, musical, animated, newsletter is proving the most effective way to build loyalty for a two year old Bristol independent practice.

November 1, 2007
"Light for Life", the UK charity that is addressing some of the most pressing medical and optical needs of the people of Romania, is now being sponsored by Optisoft.

October 17, 2007
Phillips Opticians, the six-strong group of Newport Valley practices, is reaping the benefits of an investment in Optisoft's new technology, with the facility to highly target more than 30 different patient groups.

October 15, 2007
Scotland's newest independent has just opened its doors and is already running a completely paperless practice, thanks to its investment in Optisoft technology.

October 10, 2007
A challenging vision of the world of optics where environmental issues dominate, with increased automation being the norm, was laid before delegates to The Federation of Manufacturing Opticians' educational symposium by Chris Hunt of Hunt Consulting.

September 24, 2007
Cool, stylised, practices will be delighted to know that the ergonomically desirable Apple Mac and iMac are now running Optisoft's easy to use Windows-based practice management software.

August 23, 2007
Optisoft has boosted its Support Desk with the appointment of Ian Nichols, a graduate in computer science, who has previously worked as a field-based IT technician.

July 3, 2007
The temptation of cash in the practice has led to an estimated one in three practices being defrauded – often by seemingly longstanding, loyal, staff believes Optisoft, provider of the UK's most widely used practice management software.

June 11, 2007
Susan Bowers' enthusiasm for her Optisoft image capture system, and the library of pathology that she has built up at her Coventry practice, has led to international recognition plus the prize of a Nikon camera.

May 30, 2007
Sims Opticians in Teddington, Middlesex, has installed computers into their consulting rooms for the first time as part of an extension of its Optisoft computer system.

May 29, 2007
Microsoft, the world leader in software development, has endorsed the quality and ease of use of the optical industry's leading IT solution.

May 2, 2007
Direct debiting patients, particularly for contact lens care and products, is the largest lost opportunity for generating revenue with less than 5% of practices making use of the facility, believes Optisoft, provider of the most widely used optical software in the UK.
 Read more about Direct Debits Set to Grow

May 1, 2007
Optisoft, the most widely used practice management system in the UK, received orders at Optrafair that were 225% times greater than the 2005 show with specific interest in cash handling, dispensing and clinical record keeping modules.

April 23, 2007
Optisoft, the market leader in UK optical software with more than 1,000 practice users, is set to launch its EDI ordering at Optrafair, with the module supplied free of charge.