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Optometry Tomorrow 2017 - deadline extended for discounted tickets

7 November 2016 Return to news listings

Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2014 - Peer discussion3 300x200The 50% discounted rate for Optometry Tomorrow, the College’s leading annual conference, has now been extended for another month.

The College’s two-day conference will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel from 19-20 March 2017. College members who book by 30 November can purchase a two-day ticket for £165 (full rate £330), or a one-day ticket for £115 (full rate £230). Further discounts are available for students and members who qualified from July 2013 onwards.

The conference programme, which is now available in full on the Optometry Tomorrow website, includes a keynote lecture from Ian Flitcroft, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Associate Clinical Professor at the Children’s University Hospital in Dublin; ‘It’s 2017. Is correcting refractive error alone good enough?’

The programme also includes a highly anticipated debate between Professor John Lawrenson FCOptom, and Dr Colin Parsloe, Ophthalmologist, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, on evidence based treatments for blepharitis, entitled: ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Baby shampoo debate’. Presenter, Professor Lawrenson said: “Optometry Tomorrow is the premier CET event of the optometry calendar so I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to take part in this important debate, which will be informed by the current evidence-base on lid hygiene. The efficacy and safety of baby shampoo will form the basis of our debate so I will look forward to it and the lively discussion that is sure to follow.”

All conference information and online booking is available on the Optometry Tomorrow website:


Notes to editors

  1. The College of Optometrists is the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit. Supporting its 15,000 members in all aspects of professional development, the College provides pre-registration training and assessment, continuous professional development opportunities, and advice and guidance on professional conduct and standards, enabling our members to serve their patients well and contribute to the wellbeing of local communities.
  2. All tickets include access to CET accredited lectures and seminars. Two-day tickets also include a peer discussion session and one workshop; additional workshop places can be booked by members from 9 January 2017 for £30 each.
  3. Newly-qualified members (from July 2013) will receive an additional £10 discount off the special 50% off booking rate if they book by 30 November.





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