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29 03, 2021

What career paths can you take in optometry and ophthalmology?

2023-02-14T16:23:28+00:00March 29th, 2021|News|

Optometrists and ophthalmologists are qualified to examine the eyes for abnormalities or pathologies, provide sight tests and prescribe lenses and glasses. Optometrists are not qualified doctors; whereas Ophthalmologists are.



What does an optometrist do?

Optometrists use a range of instruments and tools to test and measure a client’s vision. An optometrist would then make a diagnosis and give advice on how to […]

17 03, 2021

What to consider before setting up your own practice

2023-12-19T13:45:48+00:00March 17th, 2021|News|

If you’re a trained and qualified optometrist you might decide to go into business on your own, instead of joining an already established practice or a chain like Specsavers or Boots.

So, what do you need to think about before you can open?


  • Location

You will need a popular location with a lot of footfall, like a high street, or retail park […]

16 03, 2021

iCare launch new digitally-driven tonometer for patient home use

2021-04-22T13:10:59+01:00March 16th, 2021|News|

iCare HOME2 features a fully integrated app for IOS and android and utilises the cloud for data security and storage.

Finnish ophthalmological medical device manufacturer – iCare – have launched their newest product in their tonometry range – the “iCare HOME2”, which will be available to order from 16th March 2021 in the UK.

iCare are the original developers of rebound […]

21 12, 2020

Mainline Holiday Opening Information | 2020

2023-02-14T16:18:55+00:00December 21st, 2020|News|

It’s that time of year again, and what a year it has been. We’d like to wish all of our customers and partners Happy Holidays and a fantastic New Year.

We also wanted to let you know our opening hours over the winter holiday period and we look forward to working together in 2021.

Thursday 24th December 9am – […]
4 11, 2020

iCare Strengthens its Eye Care Offering

2021-04-22T13:08:26+01:00November 4th, 2020|News|

One of Mainline’s principle partners has joined forces with Italy’s Centervue to add first class retinal imaging devices to its existing range of tonometers.  Centervue products will now be known under the one brand name – iCare.

This forward step in brand strategy comes after the iCare Centervue merger towards the beginning of 2020.

We are proud and excited to have the […]

8 10, 2020

World Sight Day 2020

2020-10-08T14:00:42+01:00October 8th, 2020|News|

World Sight Day is an international day of awareness, highlighting the global issue of eye health.  Today, Thursday 8th October, individuals, businesses and governments around the world are working together to raise awareness so that avoidable blindness can be reduced.

Cataract, glaucoma, refractive errors and diabetic retinopathy can all be detected through a straight-forward eye examination.  Also, advancements in technology have […]

3 10, 2020

Tomey Launches New Product at ESCRS 2020

2023-02-14T15:59:20+00:00October 3rd, 2020|News|

During ESCRS 2020, our partner Tomey launched a brand new product.  The Tomey TOP-1000 Non-Contact Tonometer is their latest product release and combines soft air-puff tonometry with central corneal thickness (CCT) for correct intraocular pressure (IOP).

The device uses a similar design to the Tomey TFC-1000 fundus camera making it a compact and fully automatic unit.

The TOP-1000 uses a Scheimpflug camera […]

29 09, 2020

Tomey Launches Virtual Exhibition for ESCRS 2020

2020-09-29T10:51:15+01:00September 29th, 2020|News|

It’s unfortunate that we cannot all meet at ESCRS 2020 this year, however, Tomey have launched their own virtual exhibition which is now live!

You can find product information and product videos of a range of products from the Anterior Segment OCT (CASIA2) to the latest multifunction unit (MR-6000).  Tomey will also have something new and exciting to present to us […]

28 09, 2020

100% Optical Postponed to May 2021

2020-09-28T13:15:03+01:00September 28th, 2020|News|

Media 10, organisers of 100% Optical, have announced that the 2021 edition of the exhibition has been postponed to 8 – 10 May 2021.

The change in date is in response to recent developments around restrictions in the United Kingdom.  The original date for restarting the exhibition and conference industry was set for 1st October, however, the Prime Minister has since […]

23 03, 2020

COVID-19 Company Statement

2020-03-23T15:54:17+00:00March 23rd, 2020|News|

To all our loyal customers,

With the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, we have decided to make arrangements within our team so that we can continue to run as effectively for our customers as possible.  In order to safeguard our employees and customers, we are running all our teams with the minimum level of staffing required.  Therefore, during this period it may […]