Topcon’s highlights of Optometry Tomorrow 2017
As a long-standing supporter of the College and Optometry Tomorrow, it is perhaps no wonder that Topcon were not only exhibiting their latest in leading edge equipment, practice furniture and software solutions, but they were intrinsically involved in the education programme of the annual conference as well.
Platinum sponsors of the conference, Topcon, demonstrated one of the world’s most advanced OCT’s, the DRI Triton, the only Swept Source OCT to combine anterior and posterior OCT with optional OCT Angiography, live tracking and OCTARATM. Imaging Product Manager, Tim Cole highlights that “this allows to visualise low blood flow and enable incredibly clear images of retinal vascular pathology and fine capillary flow”.
Conference delegates had a chance to get their hands on the 3D OCT-1 Maestro, gaining first-hand experience to what makes it the UK’s bestselling OCT. One of the smallest retinal cameras, the TRC-NW400 was also on display, as was the unique TRK-2P, providing objective refraction, keratometry; non-contact tonometry and pachymetry all in one.
For practice owners looking to invest or upgrade to an electronic practice management system, i-Clarity was a must see system, with its well established clinical records module, where paperless records of a visit is visible in its entirety on a single form. Rob Ward, i-Clarity Product Director comments “no practice that has implemented the i-Clarity clinical record module has ever gone back to using paper!”
Inherently involved in the education programme, Topcon University held three workshops and one lecture for conference delegates as well as on-stand CET sessions. Covering topics such as ‘A New Improved Visual Field Test for the Detection and Management of Glaucoma by Professor Henson; ‘Myopia Management Strategy’ discussion workshop run by Nicola Logan; and further workshops on OCT for Glaucoma Detection and OCT Angiography. A total of 84 practitioners attended the CET sessions, acquiring an accumulation of 228 CET points over the weekend.