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

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

Bookings are now open for the UK’s flagship professional development event of the year, open to all optometrists, qualified and trainee dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians.

More than a year’s worth of interactive CET points are 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 will also be dedicated sessions on optical coherence tomography, supporting this year’s OCT rollout.

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

See below for more programme details, CET point allocation and booking link.

* All peer discussion sessions carry peer review points.

Cost: £75 + VAT

Optometrist track

Lectures

  • Post-surgical glaucoma complications – Jeremy Diamond
  • Ocular surface disease – Ian Comaish
  • Public health and optical practices – Shamina Asif, Michelle Dyoss (Sponsored by the College of Optometrists)
  • Eyecare for people with complex needs – June Neil (sponsored by RNIB)
  • Tolerating a non-tolerance – Andrew Keirl

Peer discussions

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

Discussion workshops

  • Optic disc analysis – Tim Manners
  • Dry eye – Christine Purslow (sponsored by BCLA)
  • Cataract follow-up – Nigel Kirkpatrick
  • Case studies in emergency referrals – Rakesh Kapoor
  • Introduction to OCT – Mike Horler and suppliers (3 sessions). Live demonstration where delegates discuss the scans of volunteer patients
  • OCT cases from practice – interactive discussions with Mike Horler and suppliers
  • What is important about discs in glaucoma – Tim Manners
  • Vision for life – Prof Stephen Parrish, Dr Anna Kwartz
  • PPL measurement and product – Russell Peake
  • Putting the skill back into CL fitting (Sponsored by Mark’Ennovy)
  • TDO supervision – Phil Hall
  • Dry Eye Confidence practical skills (sponsored by the BCLA)
  • Advanced CLs – Satvindar Soomal

Other sessions

  • OCT drop-in
  • Workshop: Ascend higher – Kiki Soteri
  • Meeting: Domiciliary – Dawn Roberts
  • Quiz: Advanced CLs – Satvindar Soomal & RGP verification for CLOs

Dispensing track

Discussion workshops

  • Dry eye – Christine Purslow (Sponsored by BCLA)
  • Vision for life – Prof. Stephen Parrish, Dr Anna Kwartz
  • PPL measurement and product – Russell Peake
  • TDO supervision – Phil Hall
  • Safety & sports specs. What do I need to know? – Tony Douglass

Peer discussions

  • Last impressions count – Rakesh Kapoor, Kamlesh Gohil
  • It’s not the fact it’s how you react – Managing complaints – Richard Edwards

Lectures

  • Eyecare for people with complex needs – June Neil (Sponsored by RNIB)
  • Public Health & Optical Practices – Shamina Asif, Michelle Dyoss (Sponsored by the College of Optometrists)
  • Don’t ask me – I’m only the DO! – Dr Scott Mackie
  • Tolerating a non-tolerance – Andrew Keirl

Contact lens track

Discussion workshops

  • Dry eye – Christine Purslow (Sponsored by BCLA)
  • Putting the skill back into CL fitting (Sponsored by Mark’Ennovy)
  • Dry Eye Confidence practical skills (Sponsored by BCLA)
  • Advanced CLs – Satvindar Soomal

Peer discussions

  • CL aftercare, TCLO supervision – Phil Hall, Kamlesh Gohil (Sponsored by Alcon)

Other sessions

  • Quiz: Advanced CLs – Satvindar Soomal & RGP verification for CLOs

TDO track

  • PPL measurement – Russell Peake (TDO Yrs 1-3)
  • TDO portfolio hints and tips – Paul Shimmed, Tony Douglass
  • Rx analysis – Tony Douglass
  • Viva scenarios (TDO Yr 3) – Tony Douglass

Ophthalmology track

  • Workshop: History and symptoms in a glaucoma examination – by invitation only
  • Meeting: History and symptoms in a Glaucoma clinic – by invitation only

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