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The latest from 100% Optical

Lectures on multifocal contact lens fitting, poster trails, a celebrity appearance, and the latest technology – OT  rounds up the latest news ahead of the show

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Organisers, manufacturers and suppliers have been sharing exciting plans for 100% Optical ahead of the 2023 trade show, which takes place between 25 – 27 February.

With the show mere weeks away, OT has gathered a few updates.

From the seminar programme

The optical trade show will see more than 150 hours of free education, including continuing professional development (CPD) content, business advice, and illuminating lectures.

Taking to the main stage on Sunday 26 February, optometrist Dr Sarah Smith will deliver a session focused on Breaking down barriers in multifocal contact lens fitting.

Smith will establish how to best process and link information gathered from the patient, outlining clinical assessments to carry out before an informed choice of visual correction can be recommended.

The session will also cover developments in multifocal contact lens technology and share suggestions to help support patients through their contact lens journey.

On 27 Feb, Keith Valentine, chief executive officer of Fight for Sight, and Olivia Curno, chief executive officer of Vision Foundation, will host a main stage session on The role of charitable grants in advancing the treatment of eye conditions and reducing their social impact.

The session is set to illustrate the impact that prevention, early detection, and treatment of eye conditions can have in preserving the economic and social independence of patients.

The two charities are set to merge and work as one organisation from April.

Emily Morris, Transitions category consultant for Essilor, will be presenting a lecture and discussion workshop on The next generation in photochromic lenses, covering different types of photochromic lenses, the latest releases and innovation in technology.

Running across the three-day event in the Refraction Suite, the session will offer delegates the opportunity to consider who photochromic lenses are best suited to and the benefits for the wearer.
Also in the Refraction Suite, Darren Taylor, Essilor’s optometry product training manager, will deliver lectures on Dry eye disease assessment and treatment, while Sarah Grey, business development manager for Essilor, will present a discussion workshop on Myopia management - breaking down barriers on 27 February.

Professor James Wolffsohn, head of the school of optometry, and the department of audiology at Aston University, will deliver a session on Photobiomodulation for the ocular surface at 100% Optical.

Wolffsohn’s session on Saturday 25 February invites delegates to discover how photobiomodulation differs from intense pulsed light therapy, and how it can be used in practice to treat dry eye patients.

Pearse Keane, professor of artificial medical intelligence and consultant ophthalmologist at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, will deliver a keynote lecture on the OSA stand on Transforming eye care with artificial intelligence.

The presentation will cover the motivation for applying deep learning to ophthalmology, the processes behind establishing a research collaboration between the NHS and artificial intelligence company, DeepMind, and the initial results of Keane’s research.

Keane will also share why he believes ophthalmology could be the “first branch of medicine to be fundamentally reinvented through the application of artificial intelligence.”

Posters and trails

Alongside a timetable of education on the AOP stand, Johnson & Johnson Vision will host an interactive CPD poster trail on its stand throughout 100% Optical.

Out of the Box Optics has partnered with Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) to design a treasure trail for optometry and dispensing optician students.

Businesses are encouraged to sign up by providing a student prize and making a donation of £100 to the charity. Students can register to participate in the trail at the VCHP stand.

Exhibitor plans: new tech, a dry eye focus, independent eyewear

Cerium Visual Technologies will unveil the newest generation of its Intuitive Colorimeter – the Wave. The instrument offers enhanced features, including a space-saving design, cloud storage capability, and improved software.

The company also recognises its 30th anniversary this year.

BIB Ophthalmic Instruments will demonstrate the SK-MED new Digital LED Slit Lamp with automated dry eye analyser, and the Optopol REVO FC130.

Positive Impact will be showcasing its Dry Eye Zone, featuring Eyes Are The Story – described as the world’s first optocosmetics makeup and skincare focused on eye health.

The company will also be highlighting two contact lenses: the NaturalVue 1-Day Enhanced Multifocal with TripleTear Lubrication technology, and SynergEyes iD, a hybrid contact lens technology for astigmats and astigmatic presbyopes.

The NaturalVue lens has been CE mark-approved for presbyopia and myopia control and features three comfort agents, while SynergEyes iD lenses are individually designed by utilising K-readings, horizontal visible iris diameter and refraction.

Grafton Optical will be promoting the DEA Dry Eye Analyser from Moptim, which performs an examination for dry eye diagnosis and management.

Nikon Lenswear UK has been named as the headline sponsor of the Studio area of the exhibition.

At the heart of the Eyewear Zone, 100% The Studio Sponsored by Nikon will showcase brands focusing on handmade, bespoke, futuristic or luxury designs from around the world. The area will host live DJs and themed cocktails.

Register for the show and review the education programme on the 100% Optical website. Don’t forget that some sessions will have capacity for on-the-day visitors, though this will be available on a first-come first-served basis.