Interacting at 100% Optical
OT takes a look at what interactive CET opportunities are available at the optical trade show
On 27–29 January, 100% Optical will return to ExCeL London with a wide-range of education opportunities that have interactive CET points available.
On the Saturday, Dr Michael H. Chen, a member of the American Optometric Association, will host Are you seeing the full picture? on the Main Stage at 3pm.
The session will draw upon different approaches to retinal image capture. Dr Chen will discuss the value of widefield imaging along with the benefit of optical coherence tomography (OCT).
On Sunday’s Main Stage at 12.45pm, the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) will ask, Will you be one of the visionaries of the future? WCSM’s panel will discuss how improved interaction between professions and cohesive strategies can achieve better results in the vision care of the future.
The Main Stage on Monday at 12.45pm will host Dr Felicity de Cogan’s Dropping the needle lecture, which will describe novel drug delivery technologies being developed at the University of Birmingham.
Dr de Cogan, who is leading the ocular drug delivery team at the University of Birmingham, will talk about how these drugs remove the need for intravitreal injections, and empower patients to administer their own treatments.
Head of intelligence and crime reduction at the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, Richard Hampton, will highlight the scale of the estimated £1.25 billion loss a year to the NHS during Fraud in the NHS on the Main Stage at 1.45pm on Monday. He will take a look at case studies and the way to raise awareness and reporting of fraud in the NHS.
Contact lens optician, Wendy Sethi, will take a back-to basics approach to fitting toric lenses during Let’s talk torics. The session, which runs on the Main Stage at 2.45pm on Monday will look at the design principles of soft toric lenses, and the markings by which they are identified.
A non-CET session targeted at pre-red optometrists will led by University of Bradford lecturer, Catherine Viner, in the AOP Lounge at 3.30pm. It will offer insight into Stage 2 of the Scheme for Registration. The session offers an opportunity for students to gain knowledge and become better prepared, so that Stage 2 is less daunting.