Optical professionals attended more than 130 hours of CPD at 100 Optical last month.
Lectures, workshops and review sessions covered topics from competence in practice and community eyecare pathways to myopia management and scientific innovations in soft contact lenses.
The Optical Academy showcased emerging research in the field of diabetic retinopathy and the use of optical coherence tomograpy in glaucoma assessment.
Dr Ian Beasley, Association of Optometrists (AOP) head of education, said: “We were delighted to see attendance at this year’s 100% Optical matched pre-pandemic levels, and that registrants were eager to get back into a live event environment and catch up on that face-to-face contact that just hasn’t been possible over the last two years.
“We’re so glad to hear from delegates that it’s been a great opportunity to gain a head start on the General Optical Council’s new CPD scheme as well as network with colleagues, listen to thought-provoking talks, and meet hundreds of exhibitors.”
More than 200 exhibitors gave delegates the chance to gain industry insights and see the latest trends and developments in optical technology.
Optometrist and AOP councillor, Josie Evans, said: “It’s brilliant – such a lovely atmosphere. Everyone’s really positive, really engaged. I’ve seen some incredible talks.”
Next year’s show will be held from 25-27 February 2023.