Optometry Tomorrow 2019

Optometry Tomorrow 2019


24th - 25th February, Hilton Birmingham Metropole


Topcon will be showcasing its OCT products, the DRI OCT Triton, anterior & posterior Swept Source OCT, with multi-modal true fundus imaging and the 3D-OCT-1 Maestro which automatically scans both eyes and produces simultaneously an OCT scan & a true colour fundus image, the Aladdin, the ultimate & unique optical biometry & topography system which supports the Surgeon not only in IOL power calculation but also in his choice of the right premium IOL for each individual eye.


Optometry Tomorrow, is the College’s annual conference, AGM and exhibition. It is the UK’s leading clinical event for optometrists and therefore a must-attend occasion for all optometrists. If you want to find out about the latest clinical updates, innovations and meet the clinical leaders of the sector, Optometry Tomorrow is the event for you.  The conference has gone from strength to strength, with the last conference attracting over 900 attendees from a wide range of work settings. The conference includes two social events: a networking drinks reception on the Saturday; and our ever-popular gala dinner on the Sunday – a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow delegates and friends, speakers and College staff whilst dancing the night away to a live band. 

The interactive CET on offer at Optometry Tomorrow 2019 covers a range of optometrist and therapeutic competencies. The programme is jam-packed with lectures, peer discussions, seminars and workshops covering topics including OCT, dry eye, myopia control, AMD, glaucoma, contact lenses, BV, paediatrics and much more.  The conference also includes a range of sponsor sessions offering practical sessions for delegates. Two-day ticket holders will have the chance to gain up to 15 interactive CET points.


Topcon University Workshops are as follows:


Day & Time: Sunday 09.35 - 10.35 

Title: Swept Source OCT - What Lies Beneath

Speakers: Laura Pigula

Type: Discussion Workshop

Abstract: Swept Source OCT utilising long wavelength light has been shown to improve visualisation of the vitreous structures and the choroid, along with the ability to scan through cataracts and haemorrhages, but also enables clearer visualisation of retinal layers. This interactive discussion workshop will provide an insight to Swept Source OCT and allow greater understanding of the differences between spectral domain and Swept Source OCT technology, and how this impacts scan speed, signal to noise ratio and visibility of deeper retinal and choroidal structures. Delegates will understand how tissue penetration varies with light source wavelength, and how devices with 1um light sources are better able to penetrate the retinal pigment epithelium and choroid, than 840nm light sources. There will be opportunity to discuss real clinical cases in which Swept Source is particularly advantageous.

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Day & Time: Sunday 14.05 - 15.05 

Title: Dry Eye - Let's Get Hands On

Speakers: Rebecca Stoner

Type: Skills Workshop

Abstract: Dry eye disease is a common disorder of the tear film caused by decreased tear production or increased evaporation and presents with a wide variety of signs and symptoms. This skills workshop will explore the signs and symptoms of dry eye, including the diagnosis of aqueous deficiency vs. evaporative dry eye and how this is achievable in practice. This workshop will consider Meibography, Questionnaires and Diagnostic Metrics, Staining and Osmolarity and the Use of OCT in Dry Eye Diagnosis.

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Day & Time: Monday 09.00 - 10.00 

Title: Basic OCT Interpretation

Speakers: Nicola Bennett

Type: Discussion Workshop

Abstract: This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity for delegates to understand how the growing use of OCT in primary eye care can help refine referrals and improve patient care. A presentation will cover the basics of OCT retinal interpretation, looking at both normal and abnormal eyes. Delegates will then have the opportunity to discuss OCT scans, identify the retinal layers and interpret images of common abnormal conditions with feedback from the facilitator to enhance learning. Patient management for a selection of cases will be discussed in the context of the additional information provided by OCT scans.


To view the programme and register visit the conference website

24-02-2019 - 25-02-2019
Hilton Birmingham Metropole