Rosemary Harries (RH): In 2008, I went for a routine eye examination at Tompkins Knight and Son in Northampton. My optometrist, Brian Tompkins, used his new Optomap ultrawide field laser scanner, which picked up a shadow and unusual vein movement in my eye. RH: Brian referred me to my GP to arrange a hospital appointment, who then sent me to the eye unit at Northampton General Hospital.
Specsavers has reminded optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians that February is the last chance to book for the first dates of this year's MiniPAC roadshow. The clinical training events, which are open to all clinicians regardless of the company they work for, start on 4 March in Birmingham and end on 10 May in Bristol, visiting cities such as London, Glasgow and Dublin in between.
The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) will live stream a scientific lecture examining the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis. The presentation will be recorded live and broadcast on the members’ resources section of the BCLA website from a meeting at the Royal College of Nursing in London from 7pm on 20 March. BCLA president, Keith Tempany, explained that live streaming the event makes the lecture available to those who cannot make it down to London for a midweek evening meeting.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".