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Opchat Magazine Exhibition and Training pagesExhibition and Education News, January to March 2017

 


Heidelberg Engineering celebrates the Spirit of SPECTRALIS at Optrafair in the UK.
Anglo-German Alliance formed between Exhibition Partners 3 days before UK show.
OCUCO Education at OPTRAFAIR 2017
Make the most of the Early Bird rates for this years BCLA.
Myopia control tops agenda at Optometry Tomorrow.
Easyscan invests in UK development ahead of Optrafair
Prominent retinal specialist to feature on the main stage at Optrafair.
Its 1-0 to Optrafair for Yorke!
MIDO reports continued growth in visitors and trade representatives year on year with a large rise in social media reach.
Optician announces the shortlist for the Optician Awards 2017.
RECORD BREAKING OPTICAL SHOW SCORES 100%
Sunday, another busy day at 100% Optical, here's some more comments from exhibitors.
Here’s a taste of two of the many lectures being given at 100% Optical.
100% Optical raises the temperature inside with a stunning Catwalk Show.
Keynote speakers revealed for Heidelberg Engineering Academy Retina Masterclass.
100% Optical prepares for a bumper British year and its just one week away, prepare for the "big one".
College of Optometrists welcomes new provider of its Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.
ALEXA! Where can I get the opportunity to win a Fitbit watch every day at 100% Optical?
Grafton Optical bring new ideas to place on your consulting room table.
AOP launches extensive 2017 CET and events programme.
Eyecare Conference and Exhibition organisers announce 3 year's of CET points allocation available in 2 days.
Optrafair 2017 ONE DESTINATION. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.
LOOK VISION - French creator of optical frames to attend 100% Optical as well as MIDO in 2017


Heidelberg Engineering celebrates the Spirit of SPECTRALIS at Optrafair in the UK.

March 2017

Spectrali SpiritHeidelberg Engineering, shortlisted as a finalist for Optician Supplier of the Year, has welcomed a new addition to the SPECTRALIS family exclusively at Optrafair. Designed specifically for High Street optometric practices in the UK, the unique configuration features a optimised workflow for retina and glaucoma that makes it very easy to acquire images, whilst the high sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility of the results provide the robust information needed for confident referrals.

“Every SPECTRALIS is instantly recognisable because it is built with the core DNA needed for confident clinical decision making,” explains Krysten Williams, Director of Heidelberg Engineering in the UK. “The simple user interface makes it easy to use and the one-page, intuitive reports allow the optometrist to begin refining referrals to advance patient care and making a return on investment faster than ever before.

Additional benefits include wireless web-browser technology, which makes it possible to view patient images on an iPad and the futureproof design, which means the practice can convert, as and when it’s ready to the full functionality of the SPECTRALIS. The Heidelberg Engineering Academy supports your team with additional training to get the most from the power and flexibility of the SPECTRALIS and the HEYEX Next Generation software.

Visit www.LoveYourOCT.com to find out more about this new SPECTRALIS configuration launched exclusively in the UK at Optrafair.

Anglo-German Alliance formed between Exhibition Partners 3 days before UK show.

March 2017

Optrafair partners FMO and MA Exhibitions are delighted to announce that a new alliance with the well-established German trade show Opti-Munchen will be launched at Optrafair on Monday 3 April.

FMO and Opti MunichThis strategic partnership is a very positive step and will ensure that both shows will be promoted to potential exhibitors and visitors to maximise their success.

Andy Yorke, Chair of FMO, enthusiastically supports this collaboration: “This is a great strategic alliance. Opti is one of the fastest growing eyewear shows in Europe and Optrafair showcases the best of the UK’s manufacturing, distribution and supply of ophthalmic optical products and equipment. This partnership will benefit both shows. “

David Owen, MD of Pattern Ltd, Opti’s UK & Ireland agents, said at Monday’s launch. “GHM is an exhibition organiser for trade associations for their selected industries and sees great synergies with Optrafair because of its ownership by FMO. Opti is particularly interested in the technical prowess of opticians in the UK market and see this co-operation as very beneficial.”

Picture left to Right are:

Wasim Hamid, Sales Manager, Mark Allen Group
Bryony Pawinska, Chief Executive, FMO
Andy Yorke Chair FMO
David Owen MD Pattern
Ed Wyre Event Director MA Group

OCUCO Education at OPTRAFAIR 2017

March 2017

The CET presentations have long been a staple at Optrafair, providing optical professionals with many opportunities to meet their quota of CET points and keep up to date with clinical advancements and trending business strategies.

Saturday, April 1st @ 14:15 – The Myopia Boom by Prof. James Loughman, PhD FAOI

James Lougham

 

This year, Ocuco’s Clinical and Research Director, Prof. James Loughman will be making his first appearance on the CET Theatre stage, presenting The Myopia Boom: Public health concerns and future management strategies.

"An estimated 5 billion people will be myopic by 2050, with more than 1 billion people at significant risk of blindness. As primary eye care practitioners, we can stem the rising tide of myopia, but only in the context of clinical practice reform in how we approach and treat the condition. I am delighted that Ocuco and Optrafair have provided a platform for us to share our research and experience on this crucial issue." – Prof. James Loughman

 

Sunday, April 2nd @ 13:15 – The OmniChannel Challenge by Paul Clare, OptiCommerce

In addition to the CET education programme, Optrafair will be premiering their Business Theatre seminars. On behalf of Ocuco, Paul Clare, Co-Paul ClareFounder & Director of OptiCommerce, will be presenting Could online retailing be the game-changer that no optical practice can afford to ignore?

In this 30-minute lecture, Paul will be simplifying the steps independent opticians can take towards their omnichannel vision.

"An excellent opportunity to show practice stakeholders how omnichannel helps not only the business side of an optical practice but also the clinical side, and the impact on patients." – Paul Clare

If these topics are of interest to you and you would like to find out more, both James and Paul will be available at stand F-50 throughout the Optrafair weekend, along with the rest of the Ocuco team. Visit www.ocuco.com for more information.

 

Ocuco are sponsors of your free Opchat News and are featued in the Supplier's Guide.

 

 

Make the most of the Early Bird rates for this years BCLA.

March 2017

Don't leave it until the last minute! Book your place today to secure the lowest rate for the conference and take advantage of the early bird offer.

By becoming a member you will save even more with the member discount! Find out more about packages and rates here and get booking now!

Make the most of the early bird savings plus you could win 2 nights' accomodation! If you joined the BCLA today, you could save up to £70* by booking a full delegate package on the early bird discount rate before the end of March. Delegate packages include entry to the conference and exhibition for your selected day(s), lunch, refreshment breaks and a delegate pack.

You can also top up your package with workshop sessions.

Myopia control tops agenda at Optometry Tomorrow.

March 2017

Topography
Myopia control is no longer a fringe aspect of optics but one that tops the profession’s agenda, believes No7, speaking at the Optometry Tomorrow conference in Birmingham.

“To have so many professionals of such a high calibre taking part in the discussions about myopia control and with a packed audience for Ian Flitcroft’s lecture – Is Correcting Refractive Error Alone Enough? show how seriously the subject is being taken,” said Katie Harrop, No7 Professional Services Manager.


Delivering the George Giles Memorial Lecture, Ian Flitcroft, Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Temple Street Hospital, Dublin, said –
“This current generation will be the most myopic ever. This is an issue that we need to address now. In 2000 1.4billion people were myopes, but by 2050 we expect that to be 4 billion. This is not just an Asian problem, but becoming common in the West. The public health burden for myopia is huge.
“Myopia – the invisible epidemic. How accepting we are of this, without it becoming a public health issue – now is the day to start a revolution. Myopia vs obesity – both diseases of developed countries, but there is one tenth of the data for myopia that there is for obesity,” he said.

The goals of treatment were to ensure that every myope ends up as low a myope as possible, so that they have healthier eyes in their 50s and beyond, believes Ian.

He said patients needed to be told that “this is your eyesight pension” with investment in earlier years paying dividends in later life.
“High myopes may well be fine in their 40s, but not in their retirement. The post 50 era is when the problems of myopia manifest themselves,” he said.

He spoke about the public health issues and long known association between high myopes and retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy –
“For these conditions there seems to be no safe level of myopia. If you can shift a population by a small amount you can reduce the risk.”

He went on to talk about research study planned for the use of low dose atropine which will take place with 6-16 year olds using 250 children as MOSAIC – the Myopia Outcome Study of Atropine in Children.

Katie Harrop
Katie Harrop (left) agreed with the alarm over rising myopia levels –
“The respected view is that we can no longer do nothing. Myopia control is not a fringe aspect of optics anymore. To have the keynote address here at the College on this subject shows the weight of importance,” she said.

The conference also saw a congenial debate about myopia control methods between Professor Bruce Evans, Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry; Dr Simon Barnard, Optometrist and Visiting Associate Professor; and Katie Harrop. Examining the use of low dose atropine, soft contact lenses and Ortho-k, the specialist were in agreement that it was a condition which warranted the greatest attention.

Bruce Evans said –
“Refractive error is the commonest cause of visual impairment, affecting 19% of UK school children, and half of university students in the UK. There is a significant health impact of myopia - of any degree - with an increased risk of pathology in later life, which will be a huge burden on the NHS. If we can do something to slow myopia it is a good thing.”

 

The delegates agreed that slowing myopia by a third was a good thing, and in many cases, achievable.

Promoting the benefits of Ortho-k, Katie highlighted the fact that patients using this modality enjoyed good optics during waking hours, and this was of real benefit for active children, leaving them lens-free at school with all lens care taking place at home. Youngest users of the No7 system of Ortho-k are five, but average ages for commencing this treatment being 8-12.

Easyscan invests in UK development ahead of Optrafair.

March 2017

Easyscan  SLO
After the Dutch company, has reported its best ever quarter in completing many installations in Europe and the States it has announced a greater commitment to the UK in assisting practitioners in understanding the huge benefits of confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy.

Anand Manichand an expert in the field of advanced retinal imaging, was a featured lecturer at 100% Optical this year, says the company will provide easy access to practitioners by way of webinars, live demonstrations, tutorials and one to one assistance.

Anand Manichand

“SLO technology is now recognised as providing a paradigm shift in retinal examination compared to bright white light fundus photography”, he said. “What the Easyscan SLO has achieved is to have a unique small footprint design made to work in practice under normal illumination and through the smallest of pupils and with even medium opacities. The Easyscan has elevated SLO technology with 2 confocal lasers enabling not only the retina and choroid to be examined dynamically but also layers of the sub retina providing much earlier warning of retinal anomalies.”

 

Easyscan Retinal Image


The Easyscan design provides practitioners with a sophisticated screening tool for early retinal diagnosis and monitoring that can be affordably used at every patient interaction. Providing tele-medicine opportunities and rich detail to a level preferred by most ophthalmologists.

Anand will be present on every day at Optrafair providing 30 minute “one to one” tutorials to demonstrate how valuable the Easyscan is in screening and in essential monitoring in MECS contracts.

Click here to find a suitable 30-minute slot for you to try out SLO technology at Optrafair on Stand F10 Grafton Optical (their distributors). You can email PHN to assist them in arranging appointments. Just email: easyscanbooking@primaryhealthnet.com with your chosen time slot and information.

 

 

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Prominent retinal specialist to feature on the main stage at Optrafair.

March 2017


Professor Usha Chakravarthy

Eminent ophthalmologist, Professor Usha Chakravarthy, Queen’s University, Belfast will feature on the main stage at Optrafair on Sunday 2nd April at 11:45am.

Professor Chakravarthy is at the forefront of pioneering research including the NICOLA study, a long term study looking at the effects of aging on the eyes which will help shape major government healthcare policies in the future.

“My lecture will explore how multimodal imaging can increase the optometrist’s diagnostic confidence and improve patient care through early disease identification” explains Professor Chakravarthy. “I will discuss the interpretation of retinal pathology using the latest fundus and OCT imaging techniques and how patients can be managed post-treatment in the community care setting.”

The lecture is worth 1 CET point and it is possible to register here:

Read about the OCT Live sessions at Optrafair and register your interest from their link on the Optrafair Preview Pages.

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Its 1-0 to Optrafair for Yorke

March 2017

Andy Yorke“At my first Optrafair in 1980 I snuck out on the Saturday afternoon with some mates to watch the FA Cup Final. Now I think I’d sneak out of the FA Cup Final to go to Optrafair.”

It’s safe to say that Andy Yorke, managing director of Topcon and chairman of the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians (FMO), is something of an Optrafair devotee.

Since that first visit 37 years ago, (West Ham won the cup final by the way, Trevor Brooking scoring the only goal as they beat Arsenal by a goal to nil…) he hasn’t missed a single show and views it as a fundamental cornerstone of his business plan for the year.

He, like thousands of other equipment manufacturers, lens and frame producers and eye care practitioners, will be back once again this year, making the most of the opportunity to see the very latest trends and innovations that continue to revolutionise the optical industry.

“The pace of change is extraordinary,” he said. “It simply doesn’t stand still, there’s always something new emerging out there and Optrafair is the best possible place to keep up to date with what’s trending in the world of frames, how lens technology is ever evolving and how science is allowing us to gain an even great understanding of the human eye.

“The eye is our access to the window of life. You can see so much from the eye and we’re now capable of seeing more than ever before.

“Technology is playing a huge role in changing the thought process and ethos within the industry. The next five years or so are going to be incredible. We are going to be changing lives.

“We don’t know exactly how, we don’t have the detail, but the role of the optician will undoubtedly be changing;, they will be offering new services that will have a tangible impact on patients’ day-to-day lives.

“But it’s not just about technology. We have to remember that from a customer viewpoint we are a fashion industry too. That blend of science and fashion appeals to me and I enjoy discovering new trends and seeing what’s trending.

“The frames and the lenses are unquestionably the shop window of our industry and the instruments and machines are what keeps it all ticking along behind the scenes.”

A successful Optrafair will certainly ‘keep things ticking’ for many exhibitors, with millions of pounds of business done over the weekend.

Indeed, for Topcon, Optrafair represents their biggest single commercial opportunity of the year.

Andy added: “I wouldn’t want to put a precise figure on it but it’s safe to say that more than 20 per cent of our annual turnover comes as a direct result of the three days of Optrafair. It’s a central pillar to our year.”

That’s a lot of machines.

But with thousands of industry professionals all under one roof, all keen to invest in the technology which can take their practice to the next level and give their patients the best possible service, is it any wonder business is so brisk?

The NEC has proved to be the perfect venue, with 70 per cent of the English population able to reach it within 75 minutes and a purpose-built hall that’s capable of staging the product launches, educational seminars and fashion shows that combine to make Optrafair the number one event of its kind in the country.

While Andy will be busy on the Topcon stand at this year’s event, he will also be swapping hats to network in his position as newly-elected chairman of the FMO, a role he is relishing.

He said: “It’s good to be back. I was a member and a director of the FMO for many years and it’s a real honour to have the chance to lead the organisation into an exciting new era.

“I’m fortunate to have a brilliant chief executive in Bryony Pawinska; she’s like having a third pair of arms and legs, and since taking over in December it’s been my aim to ensure we are well-represented as an industry, with a real cross-section in our membership.

“We are always willing people to step up and represent their sector. It’s their industry and it’s their organisation. We need them to find their voice and tell us what it is they want us to do for them.

“I’m passionate that the FMO needs to be a fresh, forward-thinking organisation that represents the people and the businesses who are pushing boundaries and constantly evolving the optometry world.”

The FMO is celebrating its centenary this year, and has more than 100 members signed up and ready to ensure the future remains bright.

Many of those members will at Optrafair, whether it’s demonstrating state-of-the-art instruments, educating professionals on pioneering contact lenses or highlighting what we’ll all be wearing in the months ahead.

The event will give exhibitors the chance to show off their wares, check out the competition and see what’s new.

A ‘Question Time’ style panel will discuss the changing role of women in the industry. The number of professional women working in optometry now outnumbers men. Have the needs of the profession changed in the past 10 years and are the women getting a fair deal?

As ever, a stellar line-up of guest speakers and educators will be on hand to provide learning opportunities for delegates and it’s the added value of these sessions in particular that Andy is looking forward to.

He said: “I’m close to 60 but I still feel young and you’re certainly never too old to learn.

“The education sessions provided at Optrafair are invaluable and give you a thorough understanding of the products and techniques that will determine the way we work day in, day out over the coming year.

“I’ll certainly be going along. Even if the football’s on.” Now that’s real commitment to the cause.

PHN and Opchat News are Co Media Partners for this years event. Take a look at the Preview Pages on PHN

MIDO reports continued growth in visitors and trade representatives year on year with a large rise in social media reach.

March 2017

MIDO Growth

 

Trade entries were up 5.5% on last years figures, with over 55,000 entries from visitors around the world.

Social media saw over 20,000 posts using the #MIDO during the 3 days which has encouraged and gained several International and Fashion influencers to share their comments and opinions with their millions of followers.

Business, social events, innovation, trends and technology were the buzzwords of MIDO 2017", said Cirillo Marcolin, the President of MIDO 2017.

Over 1200 exhibitors attended the annual fair.

Optician announces the shortlist for the Optician Awards 2017.

February 2017

Optrafair Optician AwardThe nominations shortlist for the Opticians award ceremony set for April 1st on the Saturaday night of the first day of Optrafair 2017 have been published.

You can see all of the finalists here.

You can now book your table, an opportunity to network with over 500 fellow professionals at the prestigious ceremony, which features a champagne reception, gala dinner, live entertainment and an after-show party.

It's one of the biggest events in the optical calendar - don't miss out!

An Optician Award is one of the highest accolades an optical professional can receive, and the organisers look forward to welcoming some of our finalists to the illustrious ranks of previous winners. Who do you think will win this year?

PHN publishers of Opchat news are pround co-media partners of Optrafair 2017.

RECORD BREAKING OPTICAL SHOW SCORES 100%

February 2017

The UK’s largest optical trade show, 100% Optical, dazzled visitors and exhibitors at its biggest and best show yet.

catwalk
Business boomed for exhibitors over the three days, with record numbers of delegates attending the London show between 4-6 February. Visitors left feeling inspired by the world class education programme, energised by the fashion forward catwalk shows and excited to hear first about hundreds of new product launches.

The show’s event director, Nathan Garnett, is delighted to have broken last year’s attendance figures and tells us why he believes it has been so successful in its fourth year.

“100% Optical really has cemented itself as the optical event of the year by bringing the industry together to learn, be inspired, do business, network and have fun all under one roof,” said Nathan.

“We’re honoured to have supported the prestigious AOP Awards for the first time and always proud to provide a platform for the next generation of young designers to kick-start their career by entering our eyewear design competition in partnership with the Royal College of Art.

100%“The show housed over 175,000 different eyewear frames and saw more than 75 new brands exhibiting for the first time. Feedback indicates that this rapid growth is set to continue in 2018 with more and more companies seeing 100% Optical as the platform to launch products to an international audience. A record number of exhibitors have already pre-booked for 2018.

“2018 is our fifth anniversary and we’ve already started working up plans to evolve the show with a new look, new partnerships and innovative new ways to showcase the future of optics.”

UK sales manager Andy Patchett at Mondottica was upbeat and positive. “The show is vibrant and I like the location. Most opticians like to come here for a weekend break. We’ve had visitors from Ireland and Scotland and we’ve done good business from the early hours of the show. This is the show for lots of launches and we are very happy to support it. We’ve had a lot of interest in our Karen Millen sunglasses, and in Marimekko, our exclusive niche product for independents. Ted Baker consistently out-performs as does Hackett Bespoke, born in this fine city of London.”

Associated Optical launched e-Sight, the new generation of electronic eyewear. Director Stuart Baldwin said: “I love this show. We’ve supported it since its inception. There’s a nice vibe. It’s the obvious place to launch something this important into Europe, as all of the professionals are here.”

100% Main Satge CET100% Optical set another new record, by offering over 120 CET points with its fully comprehensive education programme which supported and inspired the whole practice team including optical assistants.

Commenting on the education programme, Dr Ian Beasley, AOP head of education, said, “It’s the first time we’ve put together an education programme so broad. It offered something for everyone with new seminars to help develop optical assistants.

“We identified a gap in education for the wider optical support team and decided to address it. It’s proved to be a big success with sessions very well attended so we’re planning to build the concept of ‘education for all’ further next year.

“Teams have attended the 100% Optical en masse and we firmly believe that offering seminars to optical assistants will help build the foundations of a solid practice team.”

The show attracted lots of optical teams, with many bringing optical assistants for the first time. One newcomer, optical assistant, Lisa Skelton, found the ‘hands-on’ seminars really helpful. “It’s the first time I’ve come to an exhibition like this,” said Lisa. “I love how the show has been designed for people like me and not just the boss! It’s fantastic to have seminars dedicated to optical assistants and I’ve enjoyed coming along with our practice manager and optometrists. One of my highlights was a session about fitting frames. I’d definitely like to come again next year.”

Myopia was a hot topic amongst speakers, with Professor Ed Mallen giving the short and long view of therapies on the main stage.

Optometry should be able to get on top of myopic progression in the next few years, at the current rate of change, said Mallen, head of Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Bradford.

He outlined the most promising myopia control techniques and said that optometrists should collaborate to gather data. “We need more data to get an evidence basis in order to influence health policy and establish best practice and prescribing guidelines. Myopia is not just about inconvenience but about far bigger eye health issues, like glaucoma.”

He said, “Research evidence suggests that practitioners can modify the progression of myopia, through a number of methods. The eye health sector is well placed to offer myopia control therapies and this presents a great opportunity to improve the long-term eye health of our patients.”

The UK’s leading eye research charity and the show’s charity partner since 2015, Fight for Sight, also provided talks from industry experts and arranged a number of fundraising initiatives including the #BlinkWinkThink social media selfie campaign and the famous Fight for Sight Rock-a-oke party.

Hannah Cosh, Head of Fundraising at Fight for Sight said: “We are grateful to 100% Optical and the AOP for allowing members of the Fight for Sight Speakers Network to raise the importance of eye research. The funds raised from the show will continue to help support our ongoing mission to stop sight loss in its tracks and we’re grateful to everyone that has supported us. You can still donate by texting BWTC17 £3 to 70070.”

100% Optical will be back 27-29 January 2018, save the date!

Sunday, another busy day at 100% Optical, here's some more comments from exhibitors.

February 2017

E-Eye

Grafton Optical’ s David Thickens reported on a very busy 2 days on his stand that has attracted much attention on the E-Eye clinical treatment instrument for Dry Eye (MGD) unique to Grafton. The system provides complete relief to dry eye sufferers for up to 3 years. The treatment is given across 3 visits in a 3-month period and is delivered by IRPL (intense regulated pulsated light) this patented system is fast, safe and effective.

David continued, “we are also very excited about the first ever AOP product award for which our Reichert G3/7CR Ocular Response Analyser has been nominated, and we are hopeful of a win tonight

Simon Freeman, MD of Snowbird Finance said,” we have had a lot of interest driven by successful sales at Heidelberg and Grafton and other suppliers at the show.” We work closely with suppliers providing their customers with the benefit of a lifetime’s experience in financing.

Another popular request revolves around cash flow and outstanding tax payments that are now overdue for 2017. We can provide immediate help for businesses strapped for cash with impending tax penalties.

Catwalk at 100%

Celebrating a brilliant show were 100% veterans Shamir who’ve supported the event from day one. Marketing director Tanya Storey said: “It’s been great.

We’ve been really busy showing our lenses and one-stop-shop services. We’ve met new customers, had loads of new conversations and been really busy.

It’s a great fun event and we really enjoy it.” General manager Phil Bareham said: “What I love about this event is how forward-thinking the organisers are.

They always have a good take on new ideas. Our Formula 1 simulator event has had queues of visitors wanting to take part. For Shamir it has been a great way to engage with visitors and promote the brand.

Our daily 4pm race-off event for the top 5 racers of the day has also been good for the show.”

Winners of the first ever best stand awards were ‘blown away’ and thrilled to be picked out for their creative stand design and execution.

Silhouette won the prize for the best stand over 25 meters.

The judges were blown away by its innovative design which they said made great use of space giving customers a great experience, allowing for hospitality, product display and trade. They said that the stand design was thoughtful in its impact on the show. It was ‘incredibly welcoming with a modern, open design and has successfully and seamlessly merged three distinct brands’. David Chalmers, global sales director and MD for the UK said he was ‘absolutely delighted’ at the award. “The team have worked hard for a long time to create a space which appears bigger than it is, and shows off the brands superbly. It was a challenge to integrate the three brands for synergy and energy but that has been achieved really well”.

Lapuu designed their own stand (despite being linked to OPTA) and won the award for best stand under 25 meters for their passionate and creative execution for Lapuu. The one-month old company, new to the show, allow opticians to create a children’s zone in their business, and also supply the OPTA children’s frames.

The judges said that the stand – an installed children’s zone – was proof that size does not always matter, and used colour and mixed fabrics and textiles to soften the space. The designs were created with passion giving the visitor much to look at, and created an inviting, fun space which was relevant to the product. It was a really fun, clever way to display children’s eyewear and engage children.

Marketing manager Joanna Rozmus was ecstatic to win the award for the company founded by her brother, Grzegorz Rozmus, who has been an optician for 20 years. She said: “We have been very busy at the show and will definitely exhibit in 2018. We can guarantee opticians more business by creating the perfect space for kids in opticians. Opticians tend to look very much the same.

Adrian Huluben, Director of Deepcore, distributor of Optiswiss, said they had had some great conversations with visitors. This was the first time they had exhibited at the show which Huluben said was ‘vibrant, with visitors in working mode’.

And what did our optical visitors thenk of the show?

A locum optometrist here to “top up” his CET points is visiting today and tomorrow, attending all the seminars of interest to him, he describes the show as excellent.

Mr Neil Vedmore, dispensing optician at Ellis and Killpartrick said: “It’s my first time at the show and I’m really impressed by how vibrant it is. There’s a really good mixture of exhibitors.”

Andrew Norton from the Bill & Taylor Partnership Cullompton, Devon is travelling from there and back today to buy frames not available from the reps in the south west. He loves the variety on offer and has bought happily and successfully he reports.

Peter Morrison Optometry is a regular visitor to the show and has come up again from his Brighton practice shopping for niche market frames. He’s pleased with the variety of choice and has had a successful visit.

Kieran Kumar and Mina Shah from Central Park Eye Care in Wembley have found plenty to think about from their visit today. They’ve “learned a lot” about technological changes and other trends in the industry.

The show attracted lots of optical teams, with many bringing optical assistants for the first time. One newcomer, optical assistant, Lisa Skelton, found the ‘hands-on’ seminars really helpful. “It’s the first time I’ve come to an exhibition like this,” said Lisa. “I love how the show has been designed for people like me and not just the boss! It’s fantastic to have seminars dedicated to optical assistants and I’ve enjoyed coming along with our practice manager and optometrists.

One of my highlights was a session about fitting frames. I’d definitely like to come again next year.”

Martine Egan, dispensing optometrist at Emslie Optometrists and Julie King, receptionist from Surrey Opticians, said the exhibition was good for their businesses. They got good pricing opportunities and said the displays were excellent – it’s great to see all the products together, and it helps you plan. We are committed to attend 100% Optical, said Martine.

Chi Chi Oparaeche a locum from South East London was interviewed after professor James Loughman’s Monday lunchtime seminar which she was enthusiastic about. It’s her first day here this year and she’s noticed it’s bigger than last year, and also reports that amongst her peers this show is now regarded as destination venue. She’s very keen on the seminars, but likes the broad brush approach – something for everyone.

Put next year's date in your diary 27th to 29th January 2018, same place, same fun, same excellence at excel..............expect more.

Here’s a taste of some of the many lectures being given at 100% Optical.

February 2017

Dr Janis Orr: A crash course in orthokeratology

Practitioners were given a crash course in orthokeratology during Janis Orr’s seminar in the Lens hub and urged not to fear the technique in clinical practice.

Orthokeratology is a convenient, reversible method of refractive error correction which involves lenses generally being worn overnight, giving the patient freedom from spectacles or contact lenses during the day.

Although orthokeratology was originally designed for refractive error correction, recent research has shown that it is also effective in the prevention of myopia progression.

By 2050 50% of the population will be myopic so it’s important to intervene, Janis Orr explained to delegates.

“Orthokeratology is the only option available in practice at the moment for myopia control, said Dr Janis Orr.

“Despite the potential benefits, orthokeratology is often perceived to be an advanced clinical technique only to be attempted by specialists and we want to encourage more practitioners to consider orthokeratology fitting. It’s not something you should be frightened of doing in practice.

“With the exception of a corneal topographer, there are no additional specialist requirements needed. However, you must be able to offer the additional chair-time necessary for fitting and follow-up of orthokeratology patients. Before you attempt orthokeratology fitting, it is recommended that you attend a training session first.”

Taking current evidence into account, orthokeratology is the best available option to prevent myopia progression whilst also being a convenient method of refractive error correction.

Dr Denize Atan: An eye for an eye? The challenge to develop stem cell therapies for blinding retinal disorders.

Dr Denize Atan talked to delegates at the equipment hub about the challenges to develop stem cell therapies for blinding retinal disorders and how we’re entering an era of genomic medicine.

The seminar covered the current understanding of the development and function of the retina and described the changes that occur when the retina starts to degenerate or becomes damaged by a variety of insults, which might challenge the future success of stem cell therapies.

It also covered current strategies to restore or replace damaged retina using stem cell therapies which have translated to clinical trials.

“Stem cell therapies have huge potential to treat otherwise blinding retinal disorders,” said Dr Denize Atan.

“Sources include human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells taken from the skin of patients and reprogrammed into stem cells.

“However, there are many barriers to transplantation of light sensitive photo receptors but we have made solid progress with RPE cell transplanting. This process is being tested in 11 clinical trials using human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells.

Dr Denize Atan concluded that the work demonstrates how we are entering an era of genomic medicine.

Professor Bruce JW Evans: The role of the optometrist in dyslexia.

A presentation on new thinking in dyslexia treatment by Professor Bruce Evans had a 100 percent audience. Evans urged delegates to increase their care for children and adults with learning difficulties, explained the optometrist’s eyecare role, the best clinical tests for children, and how to use them.

The director of research at the Institute of Optometry said for patients with visual symptoms – text that starts clear, then moves or blurs – to suspect visual stress, binocular instability and maybe accommodative insufficiency.

Controversial approaches in managing dyslexia included “learning lenses” for which there is no evidence. He said he had issues with teachers who talked of children “tracking”, said saccadic dysfunction did not hold the key to better reading and that DDAT had not been validated by controlled trials.

Visual stress did respond to coloured filters, he said. “Reading skills have been seen to be better with people with visual stress when they used coloured filters.” The children’s vision expert said that the benefit seems to be linked to pattern glare and where patients had an overloaded visual cortex, but he advised a conservative clinical practice as they would not suit every patient.

Optometrists needed to adopt a proportionate approach, he said: “Most people with dyslexia do not have visual problems and optometrists should not expect to cure dyslexia. However, in cases with a co-existing visual anomaly the optometrist may be able to reduce symptoms and allow the patient better access to the expert educational support that they need."

Professor Edward Mallen: Myopia: the short and the long view

Optometry should be able to get on top of myopic progression in the next few years, at the current rate of change, said Professor Edward Mallen, head of Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Bradford.

He outlined the most promising myopia control techniques and said that optometrists should collaborate to gather data. “We need more data to get an evidence base in order to influence health policy and establish best practice and prescribing guidelines. Myopia is not just about inconvenience but about far bigger eye health issues, like glaucoma.”

He said, “Research evidence suggests that practitioners can modify the progression of myopia, through a number of methods. The eye health sector is well placed to offer myopia control therapies and this presents a great opportunity to improve the long-term eye health of our patients.”

Biometrics was a powerful tool, he said, because it allowed optometrists to know within months if a new strategy was having a positive result on a patient.

Looking at current work on myopia control he said studies of drug therapies had shown positive results in controlling myopia by stopping axial growth.

He said a UK drugs trial is likely to take place in due course and urged practitioners to support it. Clinicians will be a vital part of large-scale data collection. Standardisation of methods was necessary to make the data valid.

Studies showed that orthokeratology had halved cases of myopic progression. Multifocal contact lenses and spectacles had also been shown, through studies, to slow myopic progression.

Numerous studies had shown the protective effect of outdoor activity in myopia onset and progression. Every hour of daylight exposure reduced a child’s risks of developing myopia he said, and Chinese classrooms were being designed to admit more daylight.

100% Optical raises the temperature inside with a stunning Catwalk Show.

February 2017

Catwalk at 100%

It might have been wet, cold and miserable outside but inside Excel, 100% Optical raised the temperature with a stunning show on the catwalk.

Wearing the latest designs of the many eyewear exhibitors showing a dazzling array of new colourways, shapes and materials, the 4 catwalk shows during each day alternate different frame designs. So its a good excuse to which 2 shows.

One of 100% Optical's strengths has been over the last 4 years building up the spectacle frame exhibitors numbers which this year includes many International brands with products never seen on the UK scene.

"This is just one of the many elements that make 100% Optical special" said Nathan Garnett the show director who more than anyone else has nurtured the even since its inception 4 years ago. He highlighted in a preshow press launch Saturday that "FUN" was central to running an increasingly successful show.

Nathan Garnet

 

He said, "the show has matured and grown because of the interaction of the organizers and the exhibitors who have defined what they want at the show.

The show has Business success running through its core message, success for exhibitors and success for their customers who are given access to a wide range of products hitherto unseen. This is especially true in the expanded optical instrument area where new products like Smart Phone fundus cameras, SLO fundus photography which was featured in a centre stage seminar and a new to the UK clinical treatment for Dry Eye (MGT) are all on display.

The many different stage settings were packed with CET collecting visitors thirsty for knowledge from an international line up of speakers.

100% Crowd

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers Education Trust sponsored another Eye to Eye debate where 3 ophthalmologists and a GP urged practitioners to get involved in primary care and primary care teams.

By using the latest retinal scanning technology (Easyscan SLO and Heidelbergs OCT) and simpler equipment like blood pressure machines. "Advising on health issues like hypertension, smoking and obesity could well save a patient from strokes, loss of vision or even death by just a simple intervention during an eye examination" said Mark Westcott, Senior Ophthalmologist at the Central London Clinic.

Today (Sunday) is likely to be a very busy day at the show and will be topped off in the evening with the AOP awards, a black tie event.

Monday, the final day is also expected to receive many visitors ready to select and order goods after many of them have made a long weekend stay in London.

Here's just a few of the comments we received from exhibitors and visitors at the show yesterday

Managing director for the Body Doctor, Sue Grant said: “Our stand has been busy since the doors opened this morning with a heavy stream of enquires. Dr Hilary has been offering medical support on the product range and we’re using the show as a platform to launch our new product Click & Go eye compress. The feedback we’ve had from visitors has been really positive and there’s a great vibe.”

Christine Fitzmaurice, PR consultant to Cerium Visual Technologies and the IIOC said, “This is our first year exhibiting at the show and we’ve been busy signing people up to our Colorimeter training course. We’ve always been fond of the show and love the well thought out floor design which gives a sense of intimacy despite the show being so big. This year we’re honoured to be sponsoring the young practice of the year AOP award too.”

Charlie Wright, marketing executive for William Morris said, “100% Optical is the biggest show for us as we’re a British company and it’s all about London. It’s the first time people have seen our new Mido SS 2017 collection and it’s great to gauge reactions.”

Jouko Nykanen, managing director at Sunproof said, “We’ve exhibited at Optrafair for the past 16 years and decided to try something new this year and exhibit at 100% Optical for the first time. We’re really pleased with our decision because the show is very cosmopolitan and has given us the opportunity to talk to more international buyers about our children’s sunwear range.”

The Mondottica stand was busy on Saturday midday and UK sales manager Andy Patchett was upbeat and positive.
“I like this show. It’s vibrant and I like the location. Most opticians like to come here for a weekend break. We’ve had visitors from Ireland and Scotland and we’ve done so pretty good business even in the early hours of the show.

This is the show for lots of launches and we are very happy to support it. We’ve had a lot of interest in our Karen Millen sunglasses, and in Marimekko, our exclusive niche product for independents. Ted Baker consistently out-performs as does Hackett Bespoke, born in this fine city of London.”

“Thank you for the miracle experience. It is life changing and great to see colour again, to read and see distance, and the ladies!” said visitor Brian. He didn’t expect to have his life transformed by visiting 100% Optical but that is what happened in a demonstration of e-Sight, the new generation of electronic eyewear, at the Associated Optical stand. Director Stuart Baldwin said: “I love this show. We’ve supported it since its inception. The media office is fresh and different. There’s a nice vibe. It’s the obvious place to launch something this important into Europe, as all of the professionals are here.”

 

Keynote speakers revealed for Heidelberg Engineering Academy Retina Masterclass.

January 2017

Heidelberg in LiverpoolThe Heidelberg Engineering Academy have confirmed their keynote speakers for the 6th Annual Retina Masterclass 2017 as Professor Usha Chakravarthy, Queens University Belfast, alongside Dr Roberto Gallego-Pinazo, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe of Valencia, Spain, and faculty chairman Pearse Keane, Moorfields Eye Hospital.

“This year’s Masterclass will look at non-invasive vascular imaging methodologies including the role of OCT angiography and MultiColor imaging in the clinical decision making process,” explains Pearse Keane. “This will include a discussion on the extent to which these techniques will replace or complement fluorescein and ICG angiography.”

The Masterclass will be held on the evening of Wednesday 24th May from 5:30-8:30pm at Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building, a historic waterside venue which is just a few minutes’ walk away from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress at the ACC.

Heidelberg Engineering kindly assist PHN in publishing Opchat News free to the profession by independent optical professionals by sponsoring the site. See more on their page and find out more about the Masterclass here.

100% Optical prepares for a bumper British year and its just one week away, prepare for the "big one".

January 2017

The UK’s largest optical event, 100% Optical, prepares to wow visitors with its “Best of British” theme, product launches and huge savings for visitors.

Over 8,000 expected visitors are promised a prestigious event for the show’s fourth and most fabulous year to date on 4-6 February at London Excel.

There are spectacular fashion shows and dedicated catwalks for sportswear, British heritage and seaside stripe, alongside a wealth of education for the whole practice team and topped off with unlimited networking opportunities and evening entertainment.

There will be 200 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services, with 75 new brands appearing at the show for the first time, including newcomers Italia Independent, Via Pampa, Kodak Lenses, BiB Ophthalmic Instruments, Cerium Visual Technologies and Optiswiss.

“Best of British” is a key theme to this year’s show and visitors can celebrate by taking a stroll down the entrance tunnel to discover some of the most inspirational and emerging independent brands Britain has to offer.

The world class education programme offers something to inspire the whole practice team with over 115 CET points available. New for 2017, visitors can expect extra discussion-based sessions offering even more CET points combining keynote speakers and interactive workshops to support and inspire the whole team.

The UK’s leading eye research charity and the show’s charity partner, Fight for Sight, will provide talks from industry experts including; Dr Denize Atan, Dr Michael Wormstone and Dr Pearse Keane who are part of the charity’s Speaker Network. The education programme also boasts exceptional seminars from eminent professors, doctors and experts in their field including Professor Ed Mallen, Dr Maggie Woodhouse, Stephen Lash and Allon Barsam.

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers continue their theme throughout 2016 through 2017 with another "Eye to Eye" debate, named, "We can see clearly now, but do we know what?". The WCSM's Education Trust continues to support and stimulate helpful and active dialogue within the profession with an interest in promoting greater competency levels whilst embracing new technology. Five top international speakers are booked for the 12.16 Saturday Key Lecture on the main stage. Ophthalmologists, a GP and experts in clinical equipment will challenge optometry to do more to lighten the load on secondary care. You need to book to be sure of a seat. Reserve here.

The most important awards event in the optical calendar, the AOP Awards, will take place in the evening of Sunday 5 February at ExCeL London, giving visitors an opportunity to celebrate with their industry peers and make their visit to the show more rewarding.

Prototypes of the six shortlisted entries from the 100% Optical eyewear design competition in partnership with the Royal College of Art will be on show in the Eyewear hall on stand E100. The judging panel is set to announce the overall winner live at 100% Optical on the Fashion Hub stage.

“The fourth edition of 100% Optical is showing all the signs of being hugely successful, with more optical professionals confirming they are coming than ever before,” said event director, Nathan Garnett. “Our combination of leading brands and products, world class education delivered by the AOP, business advice, catwalk shows and networking are becoming renowned in the UK and beyond.

“More and more people are seeing the value in spending a day or two (or even three) at 100% Optical. Whether that is by stocking up and getting the best possible deals on new ranges to receiving the latest advice on how they can effectively run their business, expand, and compete on the high street.

“It is also a forum to debate the role of optics in the UK healthcare landscape, with leaders from across the profession and the major associations. If you work in optics, it’s too important now for you to miss.”

Visitors can register for free online now here 100percentoptical.com. Offers with London hotels and restaurants will be available for all visitors and exhibitors.

College of Optometrists welcomes new provider of its Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.

January 2017

City, University of London has been accredited as a new provider of the College’s Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care.

In response to demand from the sector, the course has been produced for optometrists, particularly those working in primary care, who want to develop their skills and build their confidence when working with children. The resulting Certificate will provide optometrists with the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are needed to provide the highest standard of eye care to infants and children.

The course will involve 12.5 hours of face-to-face lectures and nine hours of workshops, covering a variety of topics such as stereopsis, prescribing and dispensing.

It will be assessed with a written paper, an OSCE, and submission of four case records. The first course will run from 22 - 24 May 2017.

The course is designed as equivalent to a 15 credit level 7 QAA module, involving approximately 150 hours of learning.

The course is already available at two other universities in the UK; at Cardiff and Ulster Universities where courses are currently running.

Jackie Martin, Director of Education at the College said: “We’re delighted that City, University of London has been successful in gaining accreditation from the College to provide this popular course for optometrists. We know that optometrists want to develop skills in this area, so it’s great that it is now available at three universities in the UK. It is an important undertaking as it is designed to enable optometrists to develop professionally and progress in their careers.”

Dr Michelle Hennelly MSc Programme Director of the School of Health Sciences, Optometry and Visual Sciences at City, University of London said; “City was the first University to offer the full suite of Professional Certificates and we are now delighted to add the Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care module to our provision. The Professional Higher Certificate in Contact Lenses, Professional Certificates in Medical Retina, Glaucoma, Low Vision and now Paediatric Eye Care can be taken either as CPD or as part of the MSc in Clinical Optometry.”

The Professional Certificate in Paediatric Eye Care is part of a growing collection of higher qualifications developed by the College in order to enable optometrists to provide extended services in key areas such as contact lens practice, glaucoma, low vision and medical retina. Courses are undertaken on a part-time basis and are designed to fit with life in a busy practice or hospital department.

In addition to the new certificate, City, University of London also offers the Professional Higher Certificate in Contact Lens Practice, the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, the Professional Certificate in Low Vision and the Professional Certificate in Medical Retina.

ALEXA! Where can I get the opportunity to win a Fitbit watch every day at 100% Optical?

January 2017

Twice every show day at 100% Optical on the Shamir stand L110 you can enter a Shamir/Transitions competition who will be giving away a FitBit, and me an Amazon Echo as well as a Shamir UK voucher.

Thanks Alexa!

Amazon Echo

Two competitions at 1pm and 3:30pm on stand L110

Entry forms will consist of questions, simply answer these and hand them to a Shamir representative for your chance to win one of our prizes!

And racing ahead to the show on Shamir’s Stand W330

Shamir will be bringing their very own Formula 1 simulator and holding a ‘Top Gear’ leader board sequel every day during the event.

Giving away 3 prizes each day of the event, they will call back the 5 fastest drivers at 4pm for the ultimate race off. Each contestant will race in order to win first place and be awarded with a real-life track day experience. Second place will take a pair of Julbo Sunglasses whilst third will win VIP tickets to Grand Design.

Need a sit down after all this excitement then catch Shamir’s Area Lens Consultant Andrew Copley, who has 20 years of optical experience, and will be giving a CET workshop on Sunday the 5th February at 1:30pm. He will be discussing the many factors relating to sports vision from lens design, coatings and treatments to tints whilst also giving delegates 4 sports scenarios to review and confer.


Shamir are one of Opchats Industry sponsors allowing us to provide free independent news to the profession every day. Visit their PHN page and see them on our 100% Preview Pages.

Grafton Optical bring new ideas to place on your consulting room table at 100% Optical.

January 2017

Grafton Optical will be showing new and proven types of equipment that will differentiate your clinical work and techniques from others and provide your patients with confidence in your skills at 100% Optical this February.

At 100% Optical you can see for the first time the early arrival of the E-Eye a device that provides long-term relief for Dry Eye sufferers, MGD patients (Meibomian gland dysfunction).

D-Eye Ophthalmoscope
Come and see the NEW D-EYE Smartphone Based Retinal Screening System.

A new way to examine the fundus and optic nerve. It allows, you to record and store images.

As well as The Easyscan SLO Retinal Camera, which advances the traditional white light based retinal camera so you can see much much more than you are used to. Visit the Grafton stand to experience Easyscan with the help of Anand Manichand a centre stage speaker on the Saturday in the debate “We can see clearly now”.

Let Grafton’s technicians and clinical advisors show you the latest technology designed to make your practice stand out from the rest.

Grafton are among our sponsors whose help provides you and 7000+ professionals like you with a free daily news and knowledge service that is independent and written by professionals. Read more about Grafton and others on our 100% Preview Pages.

AOP launches extensive 2017 CET and events programme.

January 2017

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) launches its extensive 2017 CET and events programme – designed for optometrists, dispensing and contact lens opticians. Running throughout the UK, in a range of interactive and non-interactive formats, the programme offers individuals more than 200 CET points throughout the year.

More than 20 national events return in 2017 including the popular peer discussion and legal roadshows – all providing excellent networking opportunities to meet and share ideas with peers. Following the success of 2016, this year’s programme will also include new online skills guides, video CET exams every two months and innovative CPD webinars.

Dr Ian Beasley, the AOP’s Head of Education, said that the programme will meet diverse education needs. He explained: “There are some exciting new developments coming this year in response to demand and changes in the sector. In 2016, we successfully refreshed our programme – designing it specifically to meet new GOC requirements and the range of work carried out by all practitioners. This has put us in an exceptionally strong position to grow the programme in new ways in 2017.”

Dr Beasley added: “We are particularly looking forward to the return of Therapeutics London Conference, now in its sixth year, which covers all competencies required for therapeutics-qualified optometrists as well as appealing to those contemplating the therapeutics route or participating in enhanced services.”

The 2017 programme launches with 100% Optical on 4 February at ExCeL London. As the official education partner for the event, the AOP has developed a comprehensive programme that offers a wide range of seminars and workshops across several hubs.

Other highlights of the 2017 programme are CET, in print and online, through Optometry Today (OT) and face-to-face professional development courses which help practitioners increase their soft skills. Members and OT subscribers can also benefit from further networking and interaction opportunities through the online CET and events forum.

New additions, coming later in 2017, include specific content to support locum practitioners and tailored education for the specialist area of paediatrics – details to be available in due course.

Eyecare Conference and Exhibition organisers announce 3 year's of CET points allocation available in 2 days.

January 2017

Eyecare LogoThe Eyecare Conference takes place in Glasgow on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2017, a Sunday and Monday.

There is still time to book and take advanrage of the 3 years CET points available over the 2 day event. Eyecare states that evry competency is covered including ineractive CET and peer review.

You can register your interest by clicking here, which will provide a £150 discount for the event. But hurry as discount code is limited.

Take a look at the agenda by clicking here.

Optrafair 2017 ONE DESTINATION. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

January 2017

Optrafair 2017Make you stay in Birmingham easy, convenient and memorable.

Birmingham will provide you with designer shops, bars, a hotel, restaurants, attractions and much more. Explore the endless possibilities of Resorts World Birmingham. Enjoy your favourite brands with up to 70% off on RRP.

Beyond outlet shopping you can find an array of fantastic dining options; enjoy well-known names or discover something new and exciting.

Then own the night with glittering options from Prosecco tasting at Bottega and Cocktails at the Sky Bar.

Come and explore on your own, with friends, colleagues or use it as a networking opportunity to bring current clients to and/or continue those key conversations made with new business contacts at Optrafair.

Visit the Optrafair Pages on our Co-media platform with the FMO and MA Group. Click here

LOOK VISION - French creator of optical frames to attend 100% Optical as well as MIDO in 2017.

January 2017

Look Eyewear

LOOK has 5 brands : NEW MAN, LE TANNEUR, LE DUCAT, XENITH and GEORGES RECH

All the frames have been designed by their team of French designers.

Different noble materials are used in order to provide original and unique spectacles for your fashion conscious customers.
LOOK optical frames are chic, trendy and fashionable. Each brand has its own design, universe and target.

Look at LOOK on the PHN preview pages and make an appointment to see them at 100% Optical.

 

 
 
 
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