Scientific highlights include two sponsor presentations and 13 scientific presentations/posters at the event in Liverpool (29–31 May).
Head of professional affairs at Alcon, Dr Inma Perez, said: “Comfort through technology will dominate Alcon’s programme and stand this year. We have 13 Alcon-supported scientific posters and presentations providing delegates with scientific findings on the technologies that make Alcon a leader in vision care, from improved permeability and wettability technologies in contact lens and lens care, to consistent surface performance of our monthly disposables.”
At the company’s stand, 45, delegates will have the opportunity to obtain information on the latest Alcon products and promotional campaigns in contact lens and lens care.
Presentations in the Pavilion begin on Saturday (30 May) at 10am when Alcon’s vice president of research and development, Franck Leveiller, will deliver the company’s keynote speech, entitled Alcon innovation – a look into the future.
Dr Leveiller will share his insights into the future of contact lenses, lens care, and eye care delivery.
On Sunday (31 May) at 10.30am, there will be the showcase presentation, Dry eye, by Jeff Kwartz, consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Bolton Hospital’s eye unit. The presentation will highlight opportunities for optical practices to increase their focus on dry eye, by actively including dry eye questioning and examination during eye tests and follow-up consultations to improve patient care.
Also on Sunday at 2.15pm, head of professional affairs at Alcon UK, Jonathon Bench, will present Discomfort and reusable contact lenses.
The presentation will focus on discomfort, as the biggest reason for people stopping contact lens wear. It will explain about reusable contact lenses which deliver consistent surface performance ‘from the first to the last day of wear.’
The Alcon-supported scientific presentations/posters include Meet the author sessions on Saturday in hall 2 at 1pm and 4.30pm. On Sunday, in hall 3, will be a ‘Rapid fire presentation’ at noon and again at 4.30pm.