Optometry Tomorrow FAQs

Both the College and the venue will follow all government guidance in place at the time of the event. The exhibition hall is large and airy and the session rooms all have units that pull air from outside. If you’d like more detailed, technical information please email events@college-optometrists.org

Your ticket includes attendance at lectures, seminars, workshops (as per the ticket terms), sponsor sessions (as per the ticket terms), a peer review (as per the ticket terms), lunch, refreshments and the trade exhibition. Your ticket also includes entrance to OptomFest taking place on Sunday evening 5.30-7pm. 

Yes – if you log in to your My College area there is an invoice section and all payments relating to the College are stored there.

Conference tickets are VAT exempt.

Cancellations must be made in writing before the event. Cancellations received up to ten working days before the event will incur a 25% cancellation charge; after this date there will be a 100% cancellation charge.

If you would like to send a colleague (College member) to attend the conference in your place, that is fine. You should phone the Events team on +44(0)20 7766 4388 to give the new attendee's name and booking details. The deadline for amending your booking is Friday 3 June 2022.

All of the sessions within the therapeutics stream will be delivered as seminars (except the peer review session).

We brief the presenters within this stream to aim the sessions at those who are IP-qualified. The only session which is restricted to only IP-qualified members, is the therapeutics peer review session. Please note: only College members with the IP qualification (or are studying towards it) are permitted to attend the peer review. If you have any queries about the therapeutics stream, please contact events@college-optometrists.org.

The sessions in the new OCT stream will be delivered as either seminars or workshops. Several are repeated over the two days so if one is full, check to see if a repeated one has space available. Sessions will be tailored according to experience so be sure to read the description of the sessions to decide whether it’s right for you.

We will not be adding more spaces to sessions before the event. We have introduced a maximum number of workshops per booking to ensure fairness. We don’t have waiting lists for sessions but at the event you can check availability at the session allocation desk.

On average, you can gain 15 interactive CPD points with the two-day member ticket (depending on availability of sessions). If you choose to attend for one day only, you can gain a minimum of six points on Sunday and five on Monday (more if you purchase workshops or a peer review).

  • All lectures and seminars are worth one interactive CPD point (unless otherwise stated).
  • All workshops and peer review sessions are worth three interactive CPD points (unless otherwise stated).
  • The interactive exhibitor sessions are worth 2 interactive CPD points.

The number of CPD points for sponsor sessions vary depending on the format. The programme outlines how many CPD points the session is worth. The full programme will be announced later in the spring.

It is now the responsibility of the registrant to log their own learning within their MyCPD account. After the event you will receive an email which will act as your proof of completion which you can use for evidence of attending the session. 

Your final event details will be emailed to you around the end of May/start June 2022. If you have a specific question that you cannot find the answer for on our website please email events@college-optometrists.org.

The exhibition has grown year-on-year. We expect approximately 35 organisations to have stands at the exhibition.

Yes, please email events@college-optometrists.org with your name, GOC number and the session you’d like to attend:

Sunday 19 June

  • 9.30-11.30am
  • 2.30-4pm 

Monday 20 June 

  • 9-11am
  • 1.45 - 3.15pm

No, to be eligible for the member rate you must log in to the College website and therefore you can only purchase a ticket for yourself. If you are an employer wanting to book on behalf of a group of employees please email events@college-optometrists.org.

The dress code for the conference is business wear.

Yes, there is a prayer room at the conference centre. Please enquire at the conference registration desk and College staff can direct you to the room.

  • If you opted in to pass your contact details to sponsors as part of the event booking registration process then your name, job title, organisation, town of work, email, and mobile number will be passed to sponsors.
  • If your delegate badge is scanned by an exhibitor at the conference then the exhibitors will receive your name, job title, organisation, town of work, email and mobile number. If you would rather not pass this information on then please decline having your badge scanned.