Food, inglorious food

A final taste of what’s to come at 100% Optical

Burger and chips

Over the years, regular readers of this column will, I suspect, have picked up on a couple of hints that the OT  team might be just a tad obsessed with food. Guilty as charged, your honour.

I will freely confess that I am the kind of person who will be eating one meal while thinking about the next. And my New Year resolutions are more likely to focus on restaurants I need to visit as opposed to calories I need to count (although I really should be counting them).

I suspect that I am not the only one this week that read with a certain grim fascination about the gastronomic penchants of the leader of the free world. Thanks to Michael Wolff’s insiders’ take on life in the White House, I am now left to wonder what would happen if I had two cheeseburgers and two filet-o-fish, topped off with a milkshake, each evening.

Following news of the President’s annual health check, OT could not resist peeking to find out about his sight test, and in turn ponder what his contact lens and spectacle brands of choice are.

For a showcase of fantastic optical products, including frames fit for a President, 100% Optical is increasingly hard to beat.

In the last five years, the event has continued to innovate, always doing so with attendees’ needs at the heart of the experience. With registrations for the event higher than ever before this year, clearly this is a message that resonates with the profession.

With three days of education curated and led by OT’s clinical editor, Dr Ian Beasley, we have seen a speedy uptake of education seminar bookings.

From news on the future of diabetic eye disease in the ‘future practice’ hub, to a problem-solving workshop with modern lenses in the ‘optical academy’ hub, to specialist sessions from the likes of Heidelberg Engineering, Optos and Specsavers, the event offers more than ever.

For those of you who have not registered yet, there are sessions available to book – simply visit the website.

The OT  team will be at the event on the AOP stand (W300). Come and say hello. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the website, journal, or ideas for future articles.