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Optrafair London a huge success for Topcon


In the weeks leading up to the first Optrafair meeting ever to be held in London, anticipation within the Topcon team grew. With last year’s huge success still being prevalent, concerns lingered that this year’s event may not meet such high expectations. Thankfully, such concerns were unfounded. After a steady start on Friday and a slightly less promising show of attendance on Saturday, Sunday triumphed in true Optrafair tradition.

Bags packed with anticipation, mad rush with the last preparations, and excitement through the roof – such was the common feeling behind the scenes at Optrafair London exactly a week ago. 

After a good start on Friday, Saturday’s attendance left Topcon (GB) Ltd with some degree of concern, however, Sunday felt just like a true Optrafair Sunday, which was absolutely fantastic.

“We have cemented our position as the UK’s leading OCT and Imaging supplier, as our sales of this specific part of the product range were well beyond expectations” commented Andrew Yorke, Managing Director of Medical at Topcon (GB) Ltd.

Other new products, such as the new non-mydriatic Fundus camera TRC-NW400, the new Henson 9000, our new SLD701 with DC-4 digital slit lamp, and range of modular and colourful refraction units also received a high level of interest at the show.

With thousands of pounds worth of savings available on all product lines, Topcon are hoping that a few more customers will be taking advantage of some unbelievable price cuts; hence Optrafair London prices are being held until 30th April 2014.

Topcon’s commitment to the CET has also made its mark with the intensive Show and Tell workshop programme, the Sunday’s keynote lecture and the CET poster trail – with a total of 14 CET points up for grabs from Topcon alone. Over 400 people have gained those important CET points and we’d like to say well done to you all.

Andrew also added We as a company were concerned that as Optrafair had been under attack by rival shows, we were worried that this would impact on our success. Clearly however we were wrong as our customers still consider Optrafair to be the premier event.

We have already booked our place at next year’s show and are extremely excited by the proposed new show format and the plans that are already well in hand for next year’s event. The FMO and Optician have any number of fresh new initiatives that will add to the shows attraction, and there is no doubt in my mind that next year’s Optrafair could be one of the greatest Optical events in Europe in 2015, and we simply have to be there” continued Andrew.