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The largest one-day optical clinical conference in Europe: with more than 70 CET points (maximum of 16 per delegate).

Open to all UK optical professionals – regardless of who you work for.

The UK’s flagship professional development event of the year, was open to all optometrists, qualified and trainee dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians.

More than a year’s worth of interactive CET points were available to optical practitioners, with a varied programme of discussion workshops, peer discussions*, and lectures in areas such as glaucoma examination, cataract follow-up, emergency referrals dry eye and public health. There were also dedicated sessions on optical coherence tomography.

Elsewhere there were dedicated sessions for qualified and trainee dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians.

* All peer discussion sessions carried peer review points.

Cost: £75 + VAT

Optometrist track

Lectures

  • Post-surgical glaucoma complications – Jeremy Diamond
  • Ocular surface disease* – Ian Comaish
  • Eyecare for people with complex needs – June Neil (sponsored by RNIB)
  • Tolerating a non-tolerance – Andrew Keirl

Peer discussions

  • Visual disturbance – Kiki Soteri
  • Binocular vision abnormalities in children – Will Lok
  • It’s not the fact it’s how you react: Managing complaints – Richard Edwards
  • Current topics in CL practice – Phil Hall, Kamlesh Gohil (Sponsored by Alcon)

Discussion workshops

  • Vision for life – Prof. Stephen Parrish, Dr Anna Kwartz
  • What is important about discs in glaucoma – Tim Manners
  • Not a dry eye in the house* – Christine Purslow (Sponsored by BCLA)
  • Public Health and optical practices – Shamina Asif, Michelle Dyoss (Sponsored by the College of Optometrists)
  • Cataract follow-up – Nigel Kirkpatrick
  • Varifocals and measurements for freeform design – Kimberley O’Donnell
  • Advanced CL practice* – Satvinder Soomal
  • Dry eye management and contact lens retention (Sponsored by BCLA)
  • Introduction to OCT – Chris Mody, Mike Horler Jason Higginbotham & Adam Wannell (1 repeat session)
  • OCT cases from practice – Chris Mody, Mike Horler Jason Higginbotham & Adam Wannell (1 repeat session)
  • Case studies in emergency referrals – Rakesh Kapoor
  • Putting the skills back into CL fitting (Sponsored by mark’ennovy)
  • Key topics in advanced CL practice + RGP verification for CLOs* – Satvinder Soomal
  • What’s new in TDO and TCLO supervision – Phil Hall
  • Demystifying domiciliary – Dawn Roberts

Other sessions

* Also accredited for therapeutic optometrists

Dispensing track

Lectures

  • Don’t ask me – I’m only the DO! – Dr Scott Mackie
  • Eyecare for people with complex needs – June Neil (Sponsored by RNIB)
  • Ocular surface disease – Ian Comaish
  • Tolerating a non-tolerance – Andrew Keirl

Discussion workshops

  • Vision for life – Prof. Stephen Parrish, Dr Anna Kwartz
  • Not a dry eye in the house – Christine Purslow (Sponsored by BCLA)
  • Public Health and optical practices – Shamina Asif, Michelle Dyoss (Sponsored by the College of Optometrists)
  • Varifocals and measurements for freeform design – Kimberley O’Donnell
  • Safety and sports specs. What do I need to know? – Tony Douglass
  • What’s new in TDO and TCLO supervision – Phil Hall

Peer discussions

  • It’s not the fact it’s how you react: Managing complaints – Richard Edwards

Contact lens track

Lectures

  • Ocular surface disease – Ian Comaish

Discussion workshops

  • Advanced CL practice – Satvinder Soomal
  • Key topics in advanced CL practice + RGP verification for CLOs – Satvinder Soomal
  • Putting the skill back into CL fitting (Sponsored by mark’ennovy)
  • What’s new in TDO and TCLO supervision – Phil Hall
  • Dry eye management and contact lens retention (Sponsored by BCLA)

Peer discussions

  • Current topics in CL practice – Phil Hall, Kamlesh Gohil (Sponsored by Alcon)

TDO track

  • Varifocals and measurements for freeform design TDO (Yr 1-3) – Kimberley O’Donnell
  • TDO portfolio hints and tips – Paul Shimell, Tony Douglass
  • TDO Rx analysis
  • Viva scenarios (Yr 3)

Newmedica track

  • Workshop: History and symptoms in a glaucoma clinic – by invitation only (1 repeat session)
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