The latest from 100% Optical

Organizers, manufacturers and suppliers have shared exciting plans for 100% Optical ahead of the 2023 show, which takes place from February 25th to 27th.

With the show only weeks away, OT collected a few updates.

From the seminar program

More than 150 hours of free continuing education will be offered at the eyewear trade show, including continuing professional development (CPD) content, business consulting and enlightening lectures.

On the main stage on Sunday February 26, optometrist Dr. Sarah Smith a session focused on Overcoming barriers in fitting multifocal contact lenses.

Smith establishes how best to process and link the information gathered from the patient, and outlines clinical evaluations that must be conducted before an informed choice of vision correction can be recommended.

The session will also cover developments in multifocal contact lens technology and share suggestions to support patients on their contact lens journey.

On February 27th, Fight for Sight Chief Executive Officer Keith Valentine and Vision Foundation Chief Executive Officer Olivia Curno will host a session on the main stage The role of charitable grants in advancing the treatment of eye diseases and reducing their social impact.

The session aims to illustrate the impact that prevention, early detection and treatment of eye diseases can have in maintaining the economic and social independence of patients.

The two charities are set to merge and operate as one organization from April.

Emily Morris, Essilor’s Transitions category consultant, will present a lecture and discussion workshop on the topic The next generation of photochromic lensescovering different types of photochromic lenses, the latest releases and innovations in technology.

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The session, which will span the three-day event in the Refraction Suite, will provide attendees with an opportunity to consider who photochromic lenses are best for and the benefits they bring to the wearer.

Also presenting in the Refraction Suite will be Darren Taylor, Optometry Product Training Manager at Essilor Evaluation and treatment of dry eye diseaseswhile Sarah Gray, Business Development Manager at Essilor, will moderate a discussion workshop on the topic Myopia Management – Breaking down barriers on February 27th.

Professor James Wolffsohn, Head of the School of Optometry and Department of Audiology at Aston University will deliver a session Photobiomodulation for the ocular surface at 100% optical.

Wolffsohn’s session on Saturday February 25 invites participants to explore how photobiomodulation differs from intensive pulsed light therapy and how it can be used in practice to treat dry eye patients.

Pearse Keane, Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence and Consultant Ophthalmologist at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital will give a keynote address on the OSA stand Transforming ophthalmology with artificial intelligence.

The presentation will cover the rationale behind the application of deep learning in eye care, the processes behind establishing a research collaboration between the NHS and artificial intelligence company DeepMind, and the initial results of Keane’s research.

Keane will also share why he believes ophthalmology could be the “first branch of medicine to be fundamentally reinvented through the application of artificial intelligence.”

Posters and trails

In addition to a training schedule on the AOP booth, Johnson & Johnson Vision will host an interactive CPD poster trail on its booth throughout 100% Optical.

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Out of the Box Optics has partnered with Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) to design a treasure trail for optometry and optometrist students.

Businesses are encouraged to enter by providing a student prize and donating £100 to the charity. Students can register to participate in the trail at the VCHP booth.

Exhibitor plans: new technology, focus on dry eye, independent eyewear

Cerium Visual Technologies introduces the latest generation of its intuitive colorimeter – the Wave. The instrument offers advanced features including a space-saving design, cloud storage capability and improved software.

The company is also celebrating his 30th birthdayth anniversary this year.

BIB Ophthalmic Instruments will demonstrate SK-MED’s new digital LED slit lamp with automated dry eye analyzer and the Optopol REVO FC130.

positive impact will showcase its Dry Eye Zone with Eyes Are The Story – described as the world’s first opto-cosmetic makeup and skincare focused on eye health.

The company will also be highlighting two contact lenses: the NaturalVue 1-Day Enhanced Multifocal with TripleTear Lubrication technology and SynergEyes iD, a hybrid contact lens technology for astigmatism and astigmatic presbyopia.

The NaturalVue lens is CE marked for presbyopia and myopia control and features three comfort ingredients, while SynergEyes iD lenses are custom designed using K values, horizontally visible iris diameter and refraction.

Grafton Optical will promote the DEA Dry Eye Analyzer by Moptimwhich conducts an examination to diagnose and treat dry eye.

Nikon Lenswear Germany was named as the main sponsor of the Studio exhibition area.

At the heart of the Eyewear Zone, 100% The Studio Sponsored by Nikon will showcase brands focused on handcrafted, bespoke, futuristic or luxurious designs from around the world. The area will host live DJs and themed cocktails.

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Register for the show and view the training program on the 100% Optical website. Don’t forget that some sessions will have capacity for day visitors, although this will be available on a first come, first served basis.


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