Why Attend Eyecare?


Eyecare plays host to the biggest exhibition of optical suppliers outside London and Birmingham. Whether you're looking for a special deal on a big-item purchase or just want to compare what's on offer between companies, you'll find everything you need at Eyecare. Check out the list of confirmed sponsors and exhibitors below.

Interactive CET

With 36 CET points on offer over 2 days covering every competency and peer review, it's possible to satisfy your entire CET requirement in one visit. With no less than six parallel streams of lectures and workshops on everything from Therapeutics to Fashion, there's something for everyone at Eyecare.


Whether you're a regular visitor or a first timer, you'll find there's just something in the air at Eyecare. The friendly atmosphere means you're bound to meet old friends and make new ones. And you can let your hair down and dance the night away at the Eyecare reception on Sunday night.

What's on at Eyecare?


Eyecare has partnered with market leaders STORM to provide a stream of business workshops on Sunday 21 January to help you transform your business.


A choice of up to six clinical lectures and workshops at any time means Eyecare provides a diverse choice of clinical topics for you to tailor-make your own programme.


We think CET works best when it's interactive. Most of the sessions at Eyecare are workshops, where you'll have the chance to watch, perform and discuss skills.

Conference Highlights

Can you tell what it is yet?
Bill Harvey, Clinical Editor of Optician, reviews some unusual case histories (3 CET Points)

Assessing optic discs for glaucoma
Dr Jonathan Denniss discusses the changes seen in optic discs in glaucoma and how best to detect them in optometric practice. (1 CET Point)

RGP fitting for people who don't fit RGPs
Rebecca Rietdyke covers the basics of RGP fitting and aftercare for those people who are new to or rarely encounter RGPs (3 CET Points)

BV exercises that really work
Learn when to prescribe BV exercises, how often, and what results to expect in this workshop by optometrist Catherine Porter (3 CET Points)

Dry eye: Putting DEWS II into practice
The DEWS II report is due out in 2017. Find out what the findings mean for dry eye diagnosis and treatment in practice with Claire Mallon & Paul Rogers (3 CET Points)

Nutrition and eye health
Review the research behind ocular nutrition with Ian Johnson (3 CET Points)

See more with your slit lamp
Brush up on your slit lamps skills in this workshop from the Optom Academy. Live demonstrations, including Volk (3 CET Points)

More fitness to practise cases
Explore the outcomes of the latest fitness to practise hearings in this workshop with former FTP panel member Peter Charlesworth (3 CET Points)

Myopia control, omega 3 and other case histories
Do the patients in our clinics really get the results shown in research? Find out with Optometrist Scott Brown (1 CET Point)

Therapeutics workshop
IP optometrist Malcolm McPherson and ophthalmologist Robert Petrarca discuss the therapeutic management of routine and not-quite-so-routine cases (3 CET Points)

On the right tract, a uveitis workshop
Find out how to differentially diagnose and manage uveitis in this case-history workshop with optometrist Colin Davidson (3 CET Points)

Biomaterials and the treatment of vision loss
Rachel Williams, the leader for Ophthalmic Bioengineering at Liverpool university, discusses the latest biosynthetic retinal treatments (1 CET Point)

Kids R Fun! Paediatric eyecare for the busy optometrist
Bruce Evans presents some useful tips and tricks for examining children in optometric practice (1 CET point)

The truth about blue light
With a certain multiple facing fines for misleading advertising Peter Charlesworth considers the research evidence behind harmful blue light (3 CET points)

Managing flashes & floaters the easy way
Discover the best way to check for retinal tears and detachments and how to manage patients experiencing flashes and floaters with Ophthalmologist Bal Dhillon (1 CET Point)

What can I see, is it AMD?
The Optom Academy help practitioners identify specific features of dry AMD and wet AMD, as well as other macular conditions (3 CET Points)

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Pre-Reg Optometrist Course

Sunday 21 January 2018

A one-day training course for pre-reg optometrists designed to boost your knowledge and confidence for the College of Optometrists Stage 1, Stage 2 and OSCE assessments. Includes mock OSCE exam.


Visual fields: a journey through the visual pathway

Investigation & Management of patients – real life case studies

See more with your slit lamp

Mock OSCES: a preview of the real thing

Eye News Ophthalmology Symposium

Sunday 21 January 2018

With ophthalmology constantly advancing, it’s understandable that many eyecare professionals suffer from FOMS (Fear Of Missing Something). Whatever your specialty, the ability to make those key diagnoses is essential to avoid devastating consequences.

Chaired by Eye News Editors Bal Dhillon and Tariq Aslam, and delivered by members of the editorial board and other key experts, this CPD-accredited day of teaching and discussion will take you back to basics to make sure you never miss the unmissable.

Includes access to the Eyecare exhibition.


The benefits of interdisciplinary teamwork

Neuro-ophthalmolgy, Ali Yagan

Emergency ophthalmology, Gwyn Williams and Tafadzwa Young-Zvandasara

Retina, Niall Patton and Rebecca Davie

Paediatric ophthalmology, Jane Ashworth

How should we treat DMO today? Winfried Amoaku

Shared care update

Eye News

STORM Business Stream

Sunday 21 January 2018

This stream is open to all delegates who have purchased a full day conference and exhibition pass.

As the leading supplier of business support to optical practices, this stream will provide a series of workshops on Sunday 21st January, covering areas such as marketing, building customer loyalty and creating a competitive advantage.


It’s all about the experience – making the most of the patient visit, Sarah Morgan

Marketing your Practice for sustainable growth, Mark Draper

How to deal with annoying people without annoying them and risking negative word of mouth, Gavin Rebello

Customer Delight - when satisfaction just won’t cut it......., David Samuel

Harnessing the power of your customer's voice! Ijaz Awan


Conference & Exhibition Highlights

Glasgow Hilton

The Eyecare Conference and Exhibition takes place at the Hilton Glasgow Conference Centre on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd January 2018. Discounted accommodation is available at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel for those wishing to stay. We have negotiated a discounted daily room rate of £115 B&B. There are lots of other hotels nearby. Download the full details below.

Sponsors and Exhibitors