BABO to host taster sessions

The association is hosting free education for practitioners

BABO educational event

The British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO) is running a series of free taster sessions across the UK over the next four months.

The educational evenings, which are available for optometrists and dispensing opticians, aim to provide delegates with an insight into what behavioural optometry is about, as well as “how it can have a positive impact on a practice and to practitioners.”

Chairman of BABO, John Stevenson, said: "The perception of behavioural optometry in the UK is that this is something new, whereas in reality these ideas have been used for nearly 90 years around the world, and for over 25 years in the UK. It is anything but new.”

Each session is accredited for one CET point, with evening sessions running from 6–8.30pm. The first meeting took place in Portsmouth last night (16 February), with others to follow in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (20 February), Glasgow (13 March), Nottingham (27 March), Wrexham (27 April), Plymouth (8 May), Heathrow (22 May), Colchester and Newport (19 June), and Manchester (26 June).

Speaking about the events, Ruth Low, PR lead for BABO, said: “This is a great opportunity to come along, without any financial commitment, and find out what this is really all about. It is a great way to differentiate your practice and expand your patient base.”

For more information about the events, email BABO at [email protected]