100% Optical offers the perfect opportunity to earn new cycle CET points

With the start of the new CET cycle under way, the sector’s trade show – 100% Optical – provides the perfect opportunity to obtain vital CET points under one roof

Held at the London ExCeL on 6-8 February, 100% Optical offers a comprehensive educational programme delivered by the Association of Optometrists (AOP) with keynote lectures each day from leading international experts. 

During the three-day event, a series of CET-accredited sessions will take place in the ‘AOP lounge’, a member-only education space on the AOP stand (W300). These include Building your powers of persuasion and Mastering workplace communication - short career workshops which aim to give attendees the opportunity to build business skills. The workshops will share the agenda with peer discussion sessions and practical information on making General Optical Council claims. 

AOP members also have the opportunity to benefit from face-to-face advice at next month’s event. The Association will be offering drop-in legal advice from its team of in-house experts, as well as career one-to-one sessions with dedicated career specialists.

Clinical talks aimed at pre-registration students will take place in the AOP lounge throughout the event, including a clinical decision-making workshop with Kevin Wallace, AOP Councillor for Scotland. In addition to this, Dr Catherine Porter will be running a session entitled The ABC of BV - back to basics with binocular vision. 

Dr Ian Beasley, Clinical Editor of Optometry Today (OT) and AOP Head of Education, said: “The AOP will once again be delivering high-quality education from the member-only lounge at 100% Optical. Our sessions will have broad appeal with content for pre-registration students, peer discussion, careers and development sessions along with key guidance on the route to becoming therapeutics qualified. There really is something for everyone in the AOP lounge”. 

Commenting on the AOP’s involvement in the show, Henrietta Alderman, AOP Chief Executive, said: “Our partnership to deliver 100% Optical with Media 10 – whose track record at running large international exhibitions is truly impressive – allows the AOP to invest further in our members and assists in our contributions to charities and initiatives that benefit the whole profession. This year we will donate £30,000 to the Optical Benevolent Fund and we will increase our contribution in support of National Eye Health Week to £5,000”.

In order to make the most of the exclusive benefits at 100% Optical, members are reminded to bring their AOP pin badge which will be distributed with the AOP’s 2016 CET and events programme in mid January. To book a career one-to-one session, AOP members should visit For all other session bookings, and to register for 100% Optical, delegates should visit the 100% Optical website where - unless they are a student or a lecturer - they should register as a trade visitor. Registration is free.

Find out more about the event on our 100% Optical page. For more press information, please contact Emily Campbell, Marketing and PR Officer, at the Association of Optometrists, [email protected] or telephone 020 7549 2040.

Notes to Editors

Association of Optometrists 

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is the leading professional membership organisation for optometrists and other optical professionals in the UK. We support our community of 16,000 plus members to fulfil their professional roles to protect the nation’s eye health. As a founding member of the Optical Confederation we work with others to improve eye health for the public good.

100% Optical

100% Optical is delivered in partnership with the AOP and our journal Optometry Today. It's London's only annual trade event for industry professionals including optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners, ophthalmologists and undergraduates. Working alongside award-winning events company, Media 10, 100% Optical has become the industry’s flagship annual, international event – combining creativity and innovation to expand the delegate experience.
The 2016 event takes place at the London ExCeL on 6-8 February 2016. The event offers a comprehensive and world-leading educational programme delivered by the AOP. There are keynote lectures each day from leading international experts, and additional seminars in key areas within the exhibition. The floor plan has been increased and will feature even more international brands across eyewear, equipment and machinery, lenses and business services. Places are limited so register today on the 100% Optical website.