Event Expected to Draw Several Hundred Eye Care Professionals to Glasgow
GLASGOW, October 24, 2018—When optometrists, contact lens opticians and ophthalmologists gather at next month’s Scottish Optical Conference (soc.scot) in Glasgow, they’ll have the opportunity to participate in one of the profession’s most acclaimed interactive training sessions.
Dry Eye Detection Live translates TFOS DEWS II diagnostic and treatment papers into a live demonstration with on-stage instrument instruction. The program has won rave reviews worldwide, including at recent American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and British Contact Lens Association meetings. It is presented by internationally-renowned dry eye experts Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, director of CORE, Jennifer Craig, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, FCCLSA, from New Zealand and Craig Woods, PhD, MCOptom, DipCL, FAAO, FACO, FBCLA, from Australia.
“This not-to-be-missed session will be one of the highlights at the 2018 SOC,” said Caroline Christie, the conference organizer. “The interest in advances in dry eye diagnoses and treatment has been heightened by the TFOS DEWS II report, and this event provides an opportunity for every eye care practitioner to witness practice-changing strategies for managing dry eye. We’re privileged to have three prominent leaders in the field share their academic and clinical knowledge first hand from the stage, as well as through more personal conversations that our unique conference setting makes possible.”
The 2018 Scottish Optical Conference will be held on Sunday, November 25 at the Glasgow Radisson Blu Hotel. For more information and registration details, please visit soc.scot.
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About the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) – formerly known as the Centre for Contact Lens Research – was established in 1988 at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science. Over the next three decades, the organization evolved from a three-person operation into a thriving hub of basic and applied research, collaborating with sponsors, agencies and academia on advanced biosciences, clinical research and education. Its uncompromising independence and results of the highest quality have been at the heart of many of the most prominent advances in eye health. Today, its approximately 50-person team serves a range of ophthalmic sectors, including medical devices, ocular pharmaceuticals, digital technology and others, with a focus on the anterior segment. For more information, please visit core.uwaterloo.ca.
Aimee J. Lewis or Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA
McDougall Communications for CORE