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Alcon to host presbyopia education days

The contact lens company will be taking its CET-accredited event on tour to universities

Alcon to host presbyopia education days

Alcon has announced a series of new dates for its presbyopia education days, which will be taken on tour for the first time.

Taking place at the Alcon Academy for Excellence in Surrey and at universities across the country, the events are designed for optometrists and contact lens opticians, who can earn eight CET points and dispensing opticians can earn five CET points.

Head of professional affairs at Alcon, Jonathon Bench, said: “At Alcon, not only is it our mission to help people see better by providing innovative products, we also ensure that we support and educate eye care practitioners and their support teams across the country.

“That’s why we’ve announced new training days at the Alcon Academy and in key cities, providing opticians with more opportunities to attend and learn how to handle presbyopia in their patients.”

The morning event programme will include lectures and skills workshops, which will explore the vision care options available to presbyopes, as well as physiological and pathological aging ocular changes. 

Afternoon workshops at the university-hosted events will include a peer discussion session while the events at the Alcon Academy will focus on patient communication around cataracts, referral and treatment options. 

The first event took place at the Alcon Academy on 20 March, and the rest will take place on 25 April, 23 May, 12 June and 27 June. 

The Dublin Institute of Technology will host the first on the road event on 21 May, before the events head to Plymouth University (6 June), Manchester University (14 June) and Ulster University (19 June). 

Further information can be found on the Alcon website.