Optrafair 2017: what to see at the UK’s leading optical exhibition

OptrafairThe 39th Optrafair opens at the Birmingham NEC on 1 April, and this year promises to be as exciting as ever. This 3-day event is the largest meeting of eye care professionals in the UK – bringing together practitioners as well as manufacturers, distributors and researchers.

What makes us go back each year is the comprehensive scope of the event; the way it brings together everything you need under one roof. There’s the opportunity to learn about the latest research, meet current and prospective customers and to explore and discuss future directions for the industry. All are essential for us, and for forward-thinking eye care professionals.

Hear from expert speakers

Optrafair invites some of the leading lights in the UK eye care industry to speak at the event. The programme of talks allows you to learn about new clinical research, receive business advice and collect CET points too.

Highlights from the schedule include:

Is the eye a window to the normal and pathological ageing?
Dr Doina Gherghel, Aston University
1 April, 15.30 – 16.30, CET Theatre

Optometry and dementia: a growing need!
Dr Rakhee Shah
2 April, 16.45 – 17.45, CET Theatre

The Future of Optics
Doug Perkins, Specsavers
2 April, 14.00 – 15.00, Business Theatre

Browse the exhibition area

Optrafair attracts hundreds of manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, making it a one-stop shop if you’re looking to update your equipment.

What’s more, Optrafair covers the whole of the industry, from screening equipment to lenses. The exhibitor area showcases a mixture of established brands and innovative newcomers to the market too, there’s something new each year.

Topcon, one of our distribution partners, is dedicating a stand to their ‘Topcon University’ this year – something you must not miss. They have a full timetable of on-stand workshops and seminars during Optrafair, giving you the chance to learn about pressing issues in eye care. Highlights include workshops on eye nutritional supplements by Dr Scott Mackie and a chance to hear an AMD OCT case study from Nick Rumney.

To plan your visit browse the exhibitor list on the Optrafair website.

Meet Elektron at Optrafair 2017

Are you thinking of updating your visual field screener or introducing macular pigment screening at your practice? The Elektron team will be at Optrafair and would be delighted to meet you. Get in touch to arrange a time.

Read more about our devices by downloading the datasheet for the Henson 9000 or the MPS II.


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