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Alcon partners with SightCare for presbyopia event

The contact lens company is hosting 400 SightCare members for a CET event at its Surrey academy

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Alcon and SightCare have partnered to offer an educational event on presbyopia for 400 of the business and networking company’s independent members.

Designed for optometrists and contact lens opticians, SightCare members are attending workshops and lectures at the Alcon Academy for Eyecare Excellence today (25 June) in Surrey with eight CET points available. Dispensing opticians can earn five CET points.

CEO of SightCare, John French, said: “Contact lenses play a key role in the success of the independent practice and this presbyopia day will enable practitioners to consider their patient communication around contact lens discussion, referral and treatment options and develop a more patient-centred communication approach.”

The morning session explored the vision care options available to patients with presbyopia, as well as a session on the physiological and pathological ageing ocular changes.

There are two afternoon skills workshops taking place, including Mastering multifocals and Getting inside cataract surgery.

Head of professional affairs at Alcon, Jonathon Bench, said: “We are proud to be working with SightCare, who have over 30 years’ experience working with the independent optical sector offering maximum value and forming dependable relationships with its members and partners. This exclusive training day will provide independent optical members an opportunity to attend and learn how to handle presbyopia in their patients.”