AOP education hits the mark at 100% Optical

The AOP provided over 140 CPD accredited sessions, across 11 different hubs, from world-renowned speakers

100% Optical returned to the ExCeL London on 25–27 February, attracting a record-breaking 10,657 delegates, with AOP education sessions fully booked throughout the weekend.

Over the three days, optical professionals from all areas of the practice team took the opportunity to make the most of the world-leading education and trade exhibition.

Highlights at the show included Elizabeth Lumb, Director of Global Professional Affairs for myopia management at CooperVision, delivering Driving change to put the brakes on myopia, while Professor James Wolffsohn, recipient of the 2023 AOP’s Recognising research excellence award, and Head of the School of Optometry at Aston University, delivered a session on Photobiomodulation for the ocular surface.

Education at the AOP lounge was a hit with peer discussion sessions also enjoying full attendance, including AOP Head of Clinical and Regulatory, Henry Leonard’s lecture, Master your record keeping, and sessions delivered in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision and CooperVision.

Dr Ian Beasley, AOP Head of Education, said: “We’re thrilled with the results of this year’s event. Nine years later we’re still seeing the show go from strength to strength. Heading into our landmark 10th year, that speaks volumes about how much practitioners appreciate the opportunity to come together, meet hundreds of exhibitors, and consume education from world class speakers.”

Adam Sampson, AOP Chief Executive, reflected on the weekend: “This year's show has been a phenomenal triumph. The one statement I heard time and time again is how the weekend really brings the profession together – we’re proud to help make that happen for our members.

“ As the largest UK optical event, and with exhibitors already booking stands for next year, we are delighted to confirm our continued partnership with Media 10 to deliver 100% Optical until 2025.”

For more information about the show, including exclusive interviews and behind the scenes coverage, visit Optometry Today, Official UK Media Partner

For further information and to find out the latest information about next year’s 10th anniversary show, set to take place between the 24–26 February 2024, visit 


For more information, please contact Serena Box, PR and Media Manager, 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 representative membership organisation for optometrists in the UK. We support over 80% of practising optometrists, to fulfil their professional roles to protect the nation’s eye health. For more information, visit

Optometry Today

Optometry Today (OT) has a readership of over 17,000 AOP members and subscribers in print and online. The OT ABC audit certificate is available online: OT’s website offers daily news, interviews and in-depth features and analysis, plus exclusive access to over 42 CPD exams per year, including bi-monthly CPD video content. For more information, visit

100% Optical

100% Optical is delivered in partnership with the AOP and our journal Optometry Today. Working alongside award-winning events company, Media 10, 100% Optical has become the industry’s flagship annual, international event welcoming optometrists, dispensing opticians, contact lens practitioners, ophthalmologists and undergraduates from across the world.