Education dedicated to locum practitioners confirmed for 100% Optical

AOP partners with Johnson & Johnson Vision to offer a dedicated locum day at 100% Optical 2019

100% Optical 2018 AOP stand

The AOP and Johnson & Johnson Vision have teamed up to offer locum optometrists dedicated education, expert guidance and networking opportunities during 100% Optical, which will be held at the ExCeL London on 12–14 January 2019.

The dedicated Looking out for locums day will be hosted on the AOP’s stand on the Sunday (13 January) of the trade show.

The day has been established through a strategic partnership between the two organisations, who together aim to support locum practitioners and ensure that they are kept up to date with all of the latest developments in the optical sector.

During the Sunday (13 January), two locum-focused CET sessions will be hosted, offering practitioners a total of six interactive CET points.

The AOP-led session will explore clinical cases from the perspective of a locum, including patients presenting with sudden loss in vision, anomalies in intraocular pressure measurement, visual field defects.

The Johnson & Johnson Vision-led session is designed to help locums identify patients with dry eye and consider the appropriate contact lens and management options.

The sessions are available to book via the 100% Optical website now.

Alongside the CET sessions, there will be a networking lunch to support locums in expand their contacts and share their learning and experiences with each other.

Speaking about the day, AOP head of education, Dr Ian Beasley, said: "The AOP is delighted to be working in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision offering tailored education to support the specific needs of our locum members."