100% Optical has announced the launch of its wide-ranging 2023 education programme, alongside a new process for delegates to book their places at the hugely popular CPD sessions during the show.

Details of the first phase of the programme are being released today (October 24th), with further releases of sessions in November and December. Bookings will open in early January, with priority access given to delegates registered in advance.

In collaboration with the AOP, the event’s longstanding education partner, 100% Optical will once again deliver a world-class education programme, with the first release ready to view here.

The three-day show, which runs from 25-27 February 2023 at ExCeL London, will see the delivery of the event’s biggest ever programme of education, with around 140 CPD sessions on offer across 11 different hubs. The sessions will include keynote lectures, discussion workshops, peer reviews and interactive poster trails. Key themes will include myopia management, advances in clinical imaging, including the role of artificial intelligence, and dry eye disease.

With content commissioned to meet the needs of all practitioner types including the wider practice team, the education offering has been curated to allow attendees to fulfil the requirements of their professional development scheme. A myriad of topics and opportunities will be available, with key elements including:

Main Stage
Saturday – Tim Cole will share his experience about the current fast-growing trends in OCT and talk about where we are heading with this imaging technology that has revolutionised eye care in the 21st century

Sunday – Elizabeth Lumb will explore what more can we all do to speed up the changes needed within the profession to slow down the progression of myopia.

Monday – Miriam Minihan will discuss the most common vitreoretinal conditions and outline how to recognise them, the degree of referral urgency and how they are managed.

AOP Lounge
A series of peer review sessions will take place across all three days and will also feature content delivered by CooperVision and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

Future Practice Hub
Will feature a range of clinical sessions across all three days in four distinct areas.

Dispensing Workshop
A broad suite of content will be provided to meet the needs of all registrant types including dealing with complaints, myopia management and highlight the role of the dispensing optician.

Optical Academy
This hub will host a packed schedule of activity including a session to showcase the role of independent prescribers, discussed-based content on the use of OCT in contemporary practice and a workshop on scleral contact lenses.

As well as the opportunity for personal and professional development, there will also be thousands of new products on display at 100% Optical, and advice on all aspects of running a practice will be available, looking at how businesses can prepare to take advantage of changes in an industry that is
constantly evolving.

Dr Ian Beasley, AOP head of education and Optometry Today clinical editor, commented: “As the official education partner, the AOP is delighted to deliver a world-class programme of education once again. As the new CPD cycle enters its second year, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the GOC’s requirements at an early stage in the year, consolidate and update their knowledge on key clinical topics and network with clinical and commercial contacts.”

Visitor registration is now live for the largest optical event in the UK as well as entries for its renowned Love Eyewear Awards which close on 28th November ahead of the award ceremony that will take place during the show at the ExCeL London on Saturday 25th February.

To register for 100% Optical for free, go to 100percentoptical.com

For more information, contact the 100% Optical press team at 100optical@cabcampaign.co.uk or call 0121 817 3771.

About 100% Optical
100% Optical is the largest optical event in the UK, bringing together 10,000 professionals to learn, network and discover the latest products, technologies and solutions on an international stage.

The ninth edition of the show will deliver even more international brands across Eyewear, Equipment, Lenses, Business Services and Audiology.

100% Optical is the must-attend event for all businesses and professionals working in the Optical Industry.