February 23, 2023

100% Optical – this weekend’s essential event is the time to quiz the experts on how to drive your business forward, believes the OSA.

Lenses and lab suppliers from OSA are centre stage with Caledonian Optical, Spec Care Services, Hoya, Deepcove (Optiswiss), Zeiss, Essilor, Rodenstock and Mainline promoting the best of lens production –

“Our award-winning MEI EasyFit Trend – specifically engineered for practices and labs with limited space requires no water, no blocks, and no edging pads, ensuring the latest sustainable and cost saving options for high volume practices,” said Lee Elvidge, Mainline Product Manager.

Alongside this, the latest Huvitz edger range will be displayed with something for every budget plus an easy-to-use interface. Mainline will have a range of lab products from glazing pads, blocks and screws, to nose pads and small dispensing equipment on show.

Caledonian Optical will be launching the brand new £1.5 million lab, experienced via a VR headset, and demonstrating how the Aberdeen location is tripling capacity –

“Plus we will be presenting Imperium, our new lens for myopia management, and our full portfolio of lenses,” said Mark Robertson Head of Manufacturing, Caledonian Optical.

Exeter Eyewear’s MD Rob Barrow will be showing the specialised work that his Spec Care Services lab undertakes and promoting the innovative frame designs for children – TR-lites, TR-active and CLIC zero metal eyewear which are being distributed by Norville and Bondeye.

“Exeter Eyewear will be the service centre for these innovative frames and we are working proactively to make our eyewear accessible and affordable,” said Rob.

Optiswiss have made conscious efforts to be more sustainable in production processes at the factory in Basel, and will be discussing this as they display their premium lens and frame collection. The bio-acetate frames are available in a wide range of styles and colours and as complete packages.

Discover more about Hoya’s MiYOSMART myopia management lens, celebrating the second birthday in the UK, with a preview of the upcoming extension of the range. Hoya’s seamless centration device, the visuReal Master, designed to help take more accurate measurements for premium individualised lenses, will be on the stand to trial. Find out more about Hoya’s award-winning lenses, partnership programme – Visionary Alliance – and outstanding service, urges the company.

Cerium Visual Technologies will release the latest incarnation of the Intuitive Colorimeter™ Wave, marking the 30th anniversary of the device. The new space-saving footprint, cloud storage capability and improved software streamline the assessment of visual stress, says Cerium.

Eyespace Eyewear will be running workshops at the show, with an introduction to environmentally friendly frame materials, as Emily Andrews Product Director and Chief Sustainability Officer at Eyespace Eyewear, explained –

“Our Monday morning workshop-style presentation will explore frame materials with an introduction to ‘the green movement’ and sustainable terminology. It will discuss re-used materials, sustainable materials and packaging as well as the advantages and disadvantages, adjustability, glazability, patient suitability, durability and identification of suitable patients.”

Smartphone app technology for monitoring eye health, and facilitating hybrid care, will be explained by OKKO Health CEO Dr Stephanie Campbell during Sunday’s 12.30pm OSA lecture –

“We are working with three leading hospitals which are using our CE marked system, and I will be speaking to forward thinking clinicians who want new ways to provide better service to patients, and who are interested in trying this – particularly for monitoring macular degeneration.”

Optimising diagnostic technology is the arena for AOS, as General Manager, Ben David said –

“Our patient centric digital eyecare platform harnesses the power of technology to bring confidence to hybrid care. The software combines award-winning analysis tools for the ocular surface with telemedicine tools to improve business outcomes. With no hardware required, it is an ideal solution for optical chains looking to maximize efficiencies in the face of an ever-changing business environment,” he said.

See the full list of free to attend OSA talks

Seminar Programme 2023 – 100% Optical (100percentoptical.com)