News from 100% Optical 2022

Waterhaul at 100% Optical

Kieran Hill, head of B2B sales at Waterhaul, on the process of repurposing ocean plastics, and the importance of a circular economy for sustainability

Sustainability in optics: views from manufacturers and employers

OT  spoke to a range of eyewear companies and High Street employers at 100% Optical about their sustainability goals

Eyespace at 100% Optical

Eyespace’s Ryan James discusses the eyewear design studio and supplier’s sustainability mission

Bird Eyewear at 100% Optical

Bird Eyewear founder, Ed Bird, talks to OT  about product launches, new materials, and B Corp certification

Kirk & Kirk at 100% Optical

Jason Kirk, managing director of Kirk & Kirk, told OT  that colour is becoming increasingly important in a hybrid-working world

Specsavers at 100% Optical

Specsavers’ Doug Perkins, Giles Edmonds and Paul Morris outline the challenges facing the profession and how data can be used to demonstrate its value

EssilorLuxottica at 100% Optical

The company demonstrated its practice support tool, and spoke to OT  about its summer collections

Optos at 100% Optical

OT  spoke to the company about the Monaco device and the supporting role it could play in shared care pathways

Zeiss at 100% Optical

Zeiss showcased equipment that assists practices in supporting patients from assessment to diagnosis, management and referral
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Heidelberg Engineering expert shares OCT tips

Professional education director, Martin Long, focused on interpreting optical coherence tomography scans at 100% Optical

Myers La Roche at 100% Optical

The company spoke to OT  about practice recovery following the pandemic and the interest in going private
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Refractive surgery: “We are trying to give patients a better quality of life”

OCL Vision director, Allon Barsam, emphasised the importance of patient selection during a presentation on refractive surgery at 100% Optical
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Understanding the ophthalmology backlog

Community Eyecare chief executive, Imran Rahman, explored the causes of lengthy hospital waiting lists during his 100% Optical presentation
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Managing challenging corneal cases

Queen’s Hospital consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Bita Manzouri, discussed a series of enigmatic corneal cases at 100% Optical
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Making eye care more accessible

At 100% Optical, a team from SeeAbility discussed how barriers to eye care can be addressed through LOCSU’s refreshed community learning disability pathway

Johnson & Johnson Vision at 100% Optical

The Acuvue Oasys Multifocal was showcased on the contact lens company’s stand, along with recycling initiatives and educational activities

Heidelberg Engineering at 100% Optical

Demonstrating its Spectralis and Anterion platforms at 100% Optical, Heidelberg Engineering told OT  how the pandemic has spurred the creation of more diagnostic hubs in ophthalmology
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Caledonian Optical at 100% Optical

The independent lab told OT  about its new Digital Ray-Path 2 lenses

“There is a huge unmet need”

At 100% Optical OT  chatted to Specsavers Home Visits JVP, Zetun Arif, about her love of domiciliary optometry and why others should consider this growing part of the profession

AI: “I think it’s something we should be embracing”

SpaMedica medical director, Alex Silvester, outlined the implications of artificial intelligence technology for eye care at 100% Optical

A whistlestop tour of myopia management

Professor Ed Mallen outlined the case for slowing myopia progression and the effectiveness of management options at 100% Optical
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Social media in optical practice at 100% Optical

Ian Davis encouraged optometrists and business owners to think about why and how they use social media in practice

Essilor at 100% Optical

The company gave OT  a demonstration of its new Myopia Expert 700 device

DizzyDuck’s Visual Fixation System at 100% Optical

Simon Berry, optometrist and owner of DizzyDuck, told OT  about a device to help optometrists treat patients with learning disabilities

Bausch + Lomb at 100% Optical

The contact lens manufacturer has spoken to OT  about its new Ultra one-day offering
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AOP marks the achievements of the profession

The Association welcomed over 100 industry representatives at an evening celebration during 100% Optical

AOP experts discuss safe practice at 100% Optical

“One of the issues that we find causes great concern amongst optometrists is the fear of litigation,” Efa Schmidt told attendees

100% Optical 2022: a “phenomenal” reunion

OT  hears from the organisers and exhibitors at 100% Optical 2022 about what it means to be back at the show
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“100% Optical is an opportunity to get back into our community”

After a two year gap, the UK’s biggest optical event returned at the weekend, bringing the profession face-to-face
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The return of 100% Optical

How the profession came back together after a two-year hiatus

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