Centre for Sight to hold optometric education day

February event to feature live surgery by company founder Sheraz Daya

Centre for Sight to hold optometric education day

The Centre for Sight was founded in 1996 by internationally renowned consultant eye surgeon, Sheraz Daya, with the mission of “providing absolutely the best possible eye care in the UK, giving patients phenomenal outcomes and exceeding all expectations.”

Successful optometric education days have been held by the Centre for Sight for many years, attended by optometrists and practitioners from across the country and Europe. Two events are held each year with the next one on 24 February 2016.

Surgeons Sheraz Daya, Marcela Espinosa and Wisam Muen, as well as visiting retinal specialist Tom Williamson, take part.

A highlight of the day is when the Centre for Sight carries out a live surgery broadcast of laser cataract surgery and Lasik laser eye surgery performed by Sheraz Daya and transmitted into the Centre’s function room for delegates to watch.

Other topics featured during the event include updates on keratoconus, corneal issues, and laser refractive topics, as well as paediatric and retinal updates. Dry eye and a cataract Lensectomy update will also feature.

The Centre is the UK's longest provider of Lasik laser eye surgery. Among other major developments, in 2004 the Centre introduced "scalpel free" Intralase femtosecond laser for high precision eye surgery. Similar laser technology is now being used for cataract surgery and again the Centre is a world pioneer for Victus Femtosecond Laser Surgery.

The Centre is recognised by the ophthalmic profession as a centre of excellence and a point of reference and is continuing its pioneering work. As such the Centre for Sight is well placed to provide an education to other eye care providers, both optometrists and eye surgeons. International surgeons regularly visit to observe laser cataract and refractive lens replacement procedures, as well as corneal procedures using the femtosecond laser.

For more information, visit the Centre for Sight website or telephone 0134 230 6020.