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Gadgets galore for practices

BiB set to launch OCT, slit lamp and refraction products at show

Optical coherence tomographer

BiB Ophthalmic Instruments is planning a number of launches at Optrafair (1–3 April, Birmingham NEC).

At the annual trade show, the company will launch the REVO NX optical coherence tomographer (OCT). The manufacturer, Optopol, designed the first commercially available spectral domain OCT in the world.

The launch will be supported by five, 30-minute presentations per day at Optrafair entitled, The benefits of high speed OCT scanning and full automation. Ophthalmic imaging scientist, Matthew Thomas, will be giving the presentation on the BiB stand E20 at 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

BiB group chief executive, Tim Baker, said: “Matthew Thomas is one of the leading ophthalmic imaging specialists in the UK and is currently the chairman of the Ophthalmic Imaging Association.

“We are very proud that he has agreed to join us to aid in portraying the importance of high speed optical coherence tomography and angiography, coupled with the benefits of total automation, within a busy optometric practice.”

Mr Baker concluded: “We look forward to welcoming all visitors to our stand to join in the exclusive Optrafair launch and to take the opportunity to learn more about this very exciting and ground- breaking new product. There will also be some special promotional launch offers for customers to take advantage of.”

BiB will also feature the new Righton MW50D LED Slit Lamp (pictured), that will be available for practitioners to try. It boasts the widest field of view and the highest magnification available at 50x, according to the company.

A new automated refraction range of OSMA products from Huvitz will be launched, including an automated phoropter and a wavefront aberometer/refractor/keratometer.

Additionally there will be an auto lensmeter with a Hartman sensor system. It measures multiple points and is combined with new green light measurement technology that offers ‘unsurpassed accuracy,’ according to BiB. An LED projector offering sharp refraction display will also feature on the stand.

As a Keeler partner, BiB will be joining Keeler in celebrating its centenary this year with some special anniversary offers at Optrafair, including a daily prize draw to win a Specialist Ophthalmoscope, a D KAT tonometer and a Volk Lens.

For more information, visit BiB’s website.