44th Hospital Optometrists Annual Conference

When: -


Where: Crowne Plaza Stratford Upon Avon, Stratford Upon Avon, Bridgefoot, CV37 6YR

Interactive CET points applied: 12

A well-established clinical conference which all optometrists are welcome to attend. This event is organised by the AOP’s Hospital Optometrists Committee. The conference focuses on challenges faced and managed in the hospital service, while providing extensively for the education needs of all practitioners.

Delegates can participate in

  • Short paper presentations
  • Keynote lectures
  • Peer discussion groups
  • Clinical workshops
  • Poster competition
  • Trade exhibition
  • Gala dinner

08:30 - 17:30

  • Saturday 20 October 2018

08:30 - 08:55

  • Registration (non-residential)


08:55 - 09:00

  • Opening Address

    Opening/Closing Session

09:00 - 10:00

  • Session 1: Corneal Conundra

    Lecture | John Sharp

10:00 - 11:00

  • Session 2: Peer discussion 1 (General), Peer discussion 2 (IP), poster session, exhibition & refreshments


11:00 - 12:00

  • Session 3: Intraoperative complications during cataract surgery

    Lecture | Badral Hussain

12:00 - 12:45

  • Session 4: Hospital Optometrists Business Session including election of AOP Hospital Optometrists Committee members

    Lecture | Andrew Tompkin

12:45 - 13:30

  • Poster session, exhibition and buffet lunch

    Session Breaks

13:30 - 14:30

  • Session 6: Workshop sessions (please see 'Optional workshops' tab for further information)


14:30 - 14:35

  • Break

    Session Breaks

14:35 - 15:20

  • Session 7: Manufacturers Workshops


15:20 - 15:30

  • Break

    Session Breaks

15:30 - 16:30

  • Session 8: Workshop sessions (please see 'Optional workshops' tab for further information)


16:30 - 16:35

  • Break

    Session Breaks

16:35 - 17:35

  • Session 9: Workshop sessions (please see 'Optional workshops' tab for further information)


08:30 - 14:00

  • Sunday 21 October 2018

09:00 - 00:00

  • Session 10: Improving diagnostic accuracy in paediatric opthamology; Is dizziness related to vision and refractive error?; Using the RETeveal portable ERG system (questions & panel discussion)


10:00 - 00:00

  • Session 11: Janet Silver Memorial Lecture - 21st Century Low Vision

    Lecture | Michael Crossland

11:00 - 00:00

  • Session 12: Pre-registration survival guide, poster session & exhibition

    Other | Holly Higgins

12:00 - 13:00

  • Session 13: A journey through the cornea in my shoes

    Lecture | Harminder Dua

13:00 - 14:00

  • Session 14: Clinical pearls on eyelids lesions

    Lecture | Antonella Berry-Brincat

14:00 - 15:00

  • Lunch & conference closes

    Opening/Closing Session

Session 6: Workshop sessions (13:30 – 14:30)

  • 6A – Optic discs in children (Nagini Sarvananthan)
  • 6B – Empathy in low vision (Jasleen Jolly)
  • 6C – Laser iridotomy and Trabeculoplasty for Optometrists (Dan Rosser)
  • 6D – Nutrition and the eye (Helen Bond)
  • 6E – Peer discussion 3 (IP)

Session 7: Manufacturers presentations (14.35 - 15.20)

  • 7A – Menicon
  • 7B – Bausch & Lomb
  • 7C – Optelec
  • 7D – No.7 CL

Session 8: Workshop sessions (15:30 – 16:30)

  • 8A – Binocular vision conundra (Zarna Dasani)
  • 8B – Empowering staff for enriched performance (Jason Greasley)
  • 8C – CL to vault or not to vault? (Jessica Corrie & Rosie Pattison)
  • 8D – Nutrition and the eye (Helen Bond)
  • 8E – Peer discussion 4 (general)

Session 9: Workshop sessions (16:35 – 17:35)

  • 9A – Optic discs in children (Nagini Sarvananthan)
  • 9B – Empowering staff for enriched performance (Jason Greasley)
  • 9C – Confocal microscopy (Bronagh Clarke)
  • 9D – 20 years after the SRK-T and the IOL master – time to move on (David Sculfor)
  • Associated Optical

    Since 1983 Associated Optical, Eschenbach’s UK partner, has sought to provide eye-care professionals with innovative magnification devices to further enhance their patient care. Working closely with all of our key manufacturers and education team, our aim is to inspire our customers to further improve people’s lives using patient centred optical solutions.

    Our key brands include Eschenbach Optik, Ocutech, LiveEyewear LV Shields & COIL.

  • Bausch and Lomb logo

    Bausch + Lomb

    B+L invite you to their stand to discuss their full portfolio of Speciality Lenses for the irregular cornea such as Zenlens™ mini scleral, Quantum K, Maxim CV and Innovative Scleral range of lenses providing options for a wide variety of indications.
  • Cantor & Nissel Ltd

    Cantor & Nissel Ltd is the largest specialised contact lens laboratory in Europe. The company concentrates on the production of Custom Hand Painted soft lenses for prosthetic application and for special effects, of artificial eyes and sclera shells, and of complex lenses for Toric, Presbyopic and Keratoconic application and, in addition, with reverse geometry. And also producing the Chromagen range of coloured lenses and spectacle lenses for the management of colour vision deficiency and ASD (dyslexia).

    Market Place, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 7NN

  • College of Optometrists

    College of Optometrists

    The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and development to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.


  • Jack Allen logo

    Jack Allen

    Bill & Kim Wilson will be in attendance on the stand to discuss the Jack Allen Contact Lenses range of products.

    The Company offers a wide range of Gas Permeable Lenses to system or Prescription including a range of special lenses

    The PROFILE system for keratoconus and the irregular cornea has been augmented to offer a versatile range lenses at 14.00, 16,00, 16.50, and 18.0mm diameter.

    All details available at the stand

  • mark’ennovy

    mark’ennovy produce custom-made monthly soft contact lenses that precisely fit the unique characteristics of each eye. Our unrivalled combination of contact lens parameters, geometries, materials and expert technical advice, is backed by the most advanced manufacturing technology with an exclusive focus on the Eye Care Professional.
  • Menicon Ltd

    With over 40 years’ experience, Menicon Ltd. is one of the UK’s leading lens manufacturers.  They combine the traditional values of quality, expertise and service with exciting new lenses and accessories.

    Menicon is renowned for its high quality lenses, especially the 'Rose K2' range, which is the most widely prescribed brand of irregular cornea lenses worldwide.

    Visit Menicon to find out more about their high quality lenses, such as the newly launched 'Menicon Z Night ortho-k' lens.

  • Moorfieldsexhibitor


    Moorfields Optometry Education is a leading provider of specialist clinical courses in optometry. In addition, Moorfields and The Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London (UCL) have partnered to deliver the College of Optometrists Higher Qualifications. These are all delivered by leading ophthalmologists and specialist optometrists in their respective fields.

    Contact details:  Short courses: [email protected]
    Higher qualifications: [email protected]
    Phone: 0207 566 2484
    Visit: and

  • No7 Contact Lenses

    No7 Contact Lenses understand that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’.

    They strive to ensure every individual patient’s needs are met, by manufacturing and sourcing a wide range of specialist contact lenses.

    Visit their friendly team and find out more about their latest ranges, including their new printed soft lenses – ‘Reflex Colours’.

  • Nother Lenses

    Northern Lenses

    Supplier of RGP Contact Lenses including the NLS 14 mm Diam, OCT 16mm Diam

    As well as the globally tried and tested NLK keratoconus Design, (which can be supplied with Hydra-Peg coating as a no cost option).

    We now offer the Tangible Hydra-Peg Coating system available on all Optimum Comfort-Extra and Extreme materials.

    This breakthrough Polymer coating, is advantageous for dry eye patients, also aids comfort, wettability and lubricity.

    Drop by the stand – we have samples for you to “Feel the Difference” you will be amazed

    Tameside Business Park, Windmill Ln, Denton, Manchester M34 3QS

  • OCuSOFT logo


    OCuSOFT® is most recognized for OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub®, OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub Plus and OCuSOFT® Baby wipes for the treatment of Blepharitis. Additionally, we have the Oust Demodex range, an extra strength cleanser with tea tree oil that helps to control adult Demodex mites and their offspring when used daily.

  • Optelec

    Interested in low vision? Optelec are part of Vispero, the world’s largest producer of adaptive technology for the visually impaired and blindness communities. As well as Optelec, our brands include Freedom Scientific, Enhanced Vision, AiSquared and The Paciello Group.

    We are also the proud UK and Irish distributors of the Schweizer range of optical magnification products.

    Come and see our new and improved products.

    Optelec Limited

    Phone: 01923 231313

    [email protected]


  • Optima Low Vision Services Ltd.

    Optima Low Vision Services Ltd. is a leading UK supplier of low vision equipment. Optima provides NHS funded low vision services, working with approximately 2000 new patients a year. We are in a unique position to offer a comprehensive product range, expect advice as practitioners and training to those working in the low vision sector.

  • Scope Ophthalmics

    Scope is a family-run company with a heritage of bringing evidence-based, premium products to healthcare professionals and end-consumers alike. Scope offers innovative products for ocular surface diseases such as Dry Eye Disease. Operating in both the United Kingdom and Ireland, we have a well-established portfolio which includes; The HYCOSAN® range, OPTASE® and Omega Eye.

    1st Floor, Unit 2 Amberley Court, Whitword Road, County Oak Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7XL, UK

  • Scotlens

    Scotlens continue to lead the way with contact lenses for irregular corneas. Our irregular corneal range that includes; K-Contour 2- a variable diameter corneal lens for mild to moderate keratoconus, Corneoscleral lens - a 14.5mm lens for keratoconus, astigmatism and EasyScleral - 16 or 18mm diameter scleral lenses perfect for pellucid and post-surgical eyes.

    Avon Mill Industrial Estate, Linlithgow, EH49 7SG, Scotland

  • SynergEyes

    For over 12 years, SynergEyes® is proud to be the leading global contact lens company for the independent eye care professional. Our Duette lenses deliver exceptional vision for everyday astigmatic and presbyopic patients. UltraHealth and UltraHealth FC are sili-cone hydrogel hybrid lens for irregular corneas.

    27 Stirling Road, Castleham Business Centre East, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9NP

  • UltraVision

    UltraVision is a world class specialists in developing leading edge technology for contact lenses. Producing an extensive range of products from monthly disposables to bespoke custom contact lenses, UltraVision offer an option for all of your patients.

    Commerce Way, Leighton Buzzard LU7 4RW