100% Optical Preview 3: Show and tell - Optician

2022-04-21 09:36:40 By : Ms. Alisa Liu

Modo will be at Excel emphasising its fashionable frames constructed from the company’s four sustainable materials: recycled metal, bio-based material derived from castor seed oil, bio acetate based on natural cotton and pulped wood, and recycled marine plastic. With a long-standing commitment to planting a tree for every frame purchased from the company’s Eco Eyewear brand, Modo has planted more than 2.5 million trees to date and also cleared nearly 30 tonnes of plastic waste from the sea, in partnership with Waste Free Oceans.

Covering ultra-widefield (UWF) retinal imaging, interpreting pathology and disease, and embracing the challenges and opportunities investing in clinical technology brings, practitioners can access a variety of informative and engaging CPD sessions from Optos on stand M260 at this year’s 100% Optical.

The sessions include a beginner’s guide to ultra-widefield imaging, interpreting pathology and disease, and multi-modal imaging as an enhancement to standard retinal examinations. The company’s Daytona, Monaco and Silverstone devices will be on display at the company’s stand throughout the show where visitors can view the models, ask questions and book in for show-floor demonstrations where they can have their optomap UWF retinal images taken.

EssilorLuxottica will showcase its myopia management solutions, with Stellest ophthalmic lenses and new software for the Myopia Expert 700. Stellest is described as the company’s best solution to slowing down the progression of myopia in children, while the Myopia Expert 700 is designed to detect, follow and monitor the progression of refraction and axial length.

Tim Precious, managing director at Essilor, says: ‘We’re delighted to be supporting the dispensing workshop this year as the key sponsor. We’re also very much looking forward to meeting ECPs at 100% Optical, welcoming them on to our stand and telling them all about the new launches.’

Nikon will be at 100% Optical to give attendees the opportunity to see the attention to detail that drives the company and its partners from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Visitors, to what is described as ‘an unmissable stand’, will be able to discover the benefits of being a Nikon Lenswear partner. The Nikon team are looking forward to welcoming both new and familiar faces at stand E440.

Théa Pharmaceuticals will be at 100% Optical with Zaspray, a new three-in-one preservative-free spray said to relieve itchy and dry eyes caused by allergies. The spray has been specifically designed to hydrate, lubricate and soothe the eyes with a formula that protects the eye tissue and improves tear film stability, Thea explains.

Dr Matthew Olsen, head of UK marketing, Théa Pharmaceuticals, said: ‘As we build on our commitment to raising awareness of the importance of looking after our eyes, we are pleased to add Zaspray to complement our existing portfolio of dry eye products. Its spray mechanism makes it easy to use and convenient for those with dry eye symptoms caused by allergies.’

Practice essentials will be available from BIB Ophthalmic Instruments on stand M207 including four combi units that house slit lamps, auto-refractors and keratometers, LCD computerised test charts and phoropters. Keeler and Righton digital slit lamps will also be on display alongside OCT, visual field screeners from Optopol, and Air8 medical grade air sanitisers for practices looking to create a safer air space. On stand M11, BIB will have a dedicated space for Optopol’s OCT devices and visual field screeners, including the latest Revo FC OCT, which incorporates topography, biometry and angio functions.

Johnson & Johnson Vision will showcase a range of Acuvue Eye Inspired Innovations that can help practitioners deliver differentiated vision experiences to patients, including ‘Invisible Edge’ for comfort and ‘Moisture Infused’ material for hydration. Every Acuvue contact lens is inspired by the natural function of the eye based on a deep understanding of patients needs. Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology features a proprietary tear-inspired design to help support a stable tear film while Acuvue Oasys Multifocal with Pupil Optimised Design, utilises a technology that optimises the optical design to the pupil size according to age and refractive power.

A virtual reality experience designed to increase confidence in fitting Acuvue Multifocal contact lenses will be on display. In ‘the Spaceship’, users will follow a clinical case to learn best practices when fitting Acuvue Multifocal contact lenses, as well as the visual impact of choosing the right lens by observing objects at varying distances in virtual reality.

Grafton, on stand M150, will be showcasing some of its newest and most exciting devices. The Grafton Shop will also be making its 100% Optical debut this year, so attendees can also visit stand M146 to pick up everyday practice essentials. Brand new for the London trade show, SiView is a ultra-intuitive software solution that connects to existing refraction equipment, enabling reliable and reproducible eye examinations easily, quickly and with only minimal training. SiView can be used by support staff in pre-screening areas, freeing up chair time in the consulting room. This versatile device is manufacturer agnostic – meaning it can tie together refraction equipment from multiple manufacturers into one system.

Hoya Lens UK will be on stand B223 to share its new partnership programme, Visionary Alliance, designed to empower independent eye care professionals (ECPs) for business growth. The program is based on recent research into what opticians want from lens suppliers and aims to support ECPs achieve future business growth. The company will also be showcasing its award winning Miyosmart spectacle lenses that help slow down myopia progression in children, along with details about Hoya’s mission to curb myopia and the action that it is taking to educate the public on how serious it can be to the eye health and lifestyle of a child.

Adlens has stand D08 in the Design Arcade where it will be showcasing Taskmaster, which is described as the first new prescription lens technology for presbyopia in 50 years. Adlens Taskmaster’s ‘switch-focus’ glasses aim to give patients access to clear, comfortable vision at any distance. The product’s innovation is the interplay between two overlapping lenses that slide with a simple touch of the fingertips into one of three settings. Each setting gives access to a different focal zone which Adlens refers to as ‘personal’, ‘social’ and ‘outlook’. Together the various zones are said to cover all visual needs from near to far. The Taskmaster range of lenses and frames will initially be available at a select group of independent opticians across the UK, followed by a wider roll-out later in the year.

Television personality Dr Hilary Jones will be helping the Body Doctor company celebrate its 10th anniversary at 100% Optical. There will be a meet and greet with the celebrity medic from 11am on the Saturday, at stand B218. Dr Jones will highlight the Body Doctor’s patented Sterileyes antibacterial compresses and its role with patients suffering from dry eye disease, meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis. There will be two giveaways on the stand over the weekend, with sample bags of the company’s best-selling Eye Doctor products and the latest additions.

The London event will also herald the launch of company’s Premium Eye Health Food Supplement, a one-a-day vegan supplement containing three powerful macular antioxidants, lutein, meso-zeaxanthin and zeaxanthin, and Hay Fever Relief Eyelid Wipes, which are 100% biodegradable and designed to gently remove pollen from the eyelids and eyelashes.

Contact lens launches from VTI and SynergEyes will be showcased by distributor Positive Impact, as well as hosting expert talks on stand L350. VTI’s new NaturalVue 1-Day Enhance Multifocal with TripleTear Lubrication technology is CE-mark approved for presbyopia and myopia control. The company says it utilises a unique, patented design with a rapidly increasing, highly aspheric power curve that creates extended depth of focus (EDOF) through a ‘virtual aperture’.

SynergEyes iD is described as featuring a hybrid contact lens technology for astigmatic and astigmatic presbyopic patients. Brien Holden Vision Institute’s EDOF design has been used to provide patients with clear vision at all distances.

Phil Thompson, director of professional services at Positive Impact, will present 10 minute talks on the benefits of the new contact lenses. Plus, the company will display its dry eye range and offer talks on diagnostic equipment.

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