Whether you work in the laser eye surgery industry or just have a passing interest in it, it can be difficult to keep up-to-date with the latest news and trends. It’s often impossible to know where to start looking. There are literally thousands of news sources, forums and blogs covering the subject – so much so that it can be difficult to keep up at times.
There are a variety of ways that you can keep yourself up-to-date and ensure that you are on top of the latest issues and trends. Take a look at our top tips:
There are a vast number of online news sources that will cover the laser eye industry on a regular basis. However, it can be quite time consuming searching through all of them. News aggregators, such as Optical Express Daily, are a really easy way of bringing lots of related stories into one website, saving you the hassle of manually searching through all of the various sites.
Keep an eye on social media
There are lots of social networks out there with people from the industry interacting with each other. Optical Express has a variety of social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn where we do our best to share the latest information. You will also find a number of other industry sources sharing their information with their friends and followers.
Use search engines
Google and Bing are the two most common search engines used today. All you have to do is type in what it is you are looking to find information about and they will pull in the most relevant results for you. These search engines are also excellent at pulling in the latest information so you aren’t seeing the same results all the time.
Go to conferences/events
Keep an eye out for industry events or conferences that are taking place. This is a great way to meet people in the industry. You will then be able to connect with them and will be surprised at just how often they are able to share information with you that you might not find in other areas.
Keep up with industry magazines
It sounds very obvious but not everyone is aware of the various industry publications that you can buy. Many of these are free with a professional qualification but, if not, they usually allow you to subscribe and spread the cost over a few months or a year. These publications usually have their eye on the ball and tend to break some of the biggest industry news.