Optos Plc announced as headline sponsor of Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2017

  • 18 Jul 2017

The College of Optometrists has announced today that Optos Plc will be the headline sponsor of its one-day conference, Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2017.

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Taking place on Sunday 10 September at the Hilton London Wembley, the event will bring together some of the most popular sessions from the College’s annual conference. It will offer lectures, skills workshops, discussion workshops and peer discussion sessions, and will cover a range of optometrist competencies. As headline sponsor, Optos Plc will have a stand at the trade exhibition, where they will have the opportunity to engage with the 200 College members the conference is set to attract. As part of the sponsorship package, they will run a workshop for delegates which will focus on ultra-widefield retinal imaging.

Gareth Steer, VP of Sales Europe at Optos said; “At Optos we’re excited to be the headline sponsor for Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2017. When optometrists are buying equipment, it’s important to ensure that it will provide a unique function that helps differentiate from competitors while also creating value for your practice. We want to help delegates overcome that challenge, and are hoping to have the opportunity to share this knowledge with the optometrists from all parts of the country at Bitesize, both in our workshop and at our stand.”

Catherine Bithell, Director of Member Services and Communications at the College said; “Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize is a smaller, condensed version of our annual conference that has proven to be very popular amongst those who couldn’t make it earlier in the year and we’re delighted to have Optos Plc on board as headline sponsor. For delegates, the conference is a great opportunity to access the highlights of the bigger conference, earn up to eleven CET points and it is a good value offering at just £70 for the day.”

Optometry Tomorrow 2017 delegate Nita Odedra MCOptom said: “The conference has been excellent this year with so many great speakers that I’ve had difficulty deciding on what lectures to attend. As always, I come away from the conference with new knowledge and new skills that I will help me practically in my role.”

The conference programme includes five lectures and will include content from Dr Margaret Woodhouse on the topic of binocular vision and children, from Kam Balaggan on flashes and floaters and Imran Masood on glaucoma therapy. Delegates can also attend a workshop focusing on AMD and peer discussion sessions that will allow them to discuss case studies. This year, the College is working with SightCare to run a breakfast session on the experience economy. Representatives from the organisation will give delegates tips on how to create a unique experience to increase the value of a business.

For more information, visit the Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize website or email the College’s events team on events@college-optometrists.org.



Notes to Editors


  1. The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.
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