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


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.

Limited offer

Book a full price 2-day pass for £179 and get up to 6 CET points in 2018.

Nail your CET for this cycle and the next. Book your place at Eyecare 2019 before the end of November and we will add 6 credits to use this year on CETpoints.com completely free. You will receive details about how to use your online credits shortly after you confirm your conference booking

Approved For

Optometrist Dispensing optician Contact lens optician Therapeutic optometrist

The Eyecare agenda offers 200 interactive CET points covering every CET competency, including peer review.
Choose your own lectures and workshops from the programme to earn up to 36 interactive CET points over two days.

Don't miss out. Book your place now!

Conference Highlights

Visual fields in acquired brain injury
This presentation will address the evaluation of visual fields that result due to acquired brain injury. (3 CET points)

First prescriptions in childhood - Peer Review
This peer discussion will present situations which are commonly encountered when prescribing for children for the first time. (3 CET points & Peer Review)

One Pair Does It All...Doesn't it??
This discussion workshop focuses on how to avoid the "one pair fixes all" mindset of both practitioner and patient. (3 CET points)

An Introduction to Visual Impairment
This discussion workshop provides a unique perspective from a qualified sight loss rehabilitation assistant, Dan Williams, who is himself visually impaired. (3 CET points)

Dry Eye Disease: A Growing Epidemic
This presentation, by Nick Howard, will outline the changing face of the Dry Eye Disease sufferer, and the numerous and growing causes of the disease. (1 CET point)

Red Eye Conditions - Peer Review
This Peer Discussion will examine common red eye conditions in practice; including diagnosis, management and referral. (3 CET points & Peer Review)

Saving sight, supporting sight loss
Delivered by Peter Black, this workshop discusses 4 low vision scenarios / cases of preventable sight loss. (3 CET points)

Dispensing Cases - Peer Review
Explore how optimum centration, frame fitting paramaters and appropriate lens selection are fundamental to dispensing the best spectacle lens solution. (3 CET points & Peer Review)

Breaking the Cycle of MGD
This session looks at the growing prevalence of chronic eye conditions MGD and Blepharitis. (1 CET point)

Eye Exam and Aftercare - Peer Review
This Peer Discussion will review a routine eye examination and aftercare where a diabetic patient shows signs of over wear. (3 CET points & Peer Review)

Full Conference Agenda

For Pre-Reg Optometrists

Sunday 20 January 2019

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 for only £49!


Visual fields: a journey through the visual pathway

Investigation & Management of patients – real life case studies

See more with your slit lamp

Mock OSCE: a preview of the real thing

For Newly Qualified Optometrists

Did you first register with the GOC as an optometrist or dispensing optician on or after 1st January 2016?

Newly qualified offer

If you first registered with the GOC on or after 1st January 2016 you can attend the Eyecare Conference and Exhibition 2019 for the discounted rate of £99.
To take advantage of this offer, select the booking option '2 Day Conference & Exhibition Pass - Newly Qualified Offer'. Newly qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians get full access to the lectures, workshops and peer review for both days and can earn up to 36 CET interactive points.

You may be asked for proof of date of first registration.

For Dispensing Opticians

Sunday 20 January 2019

Most of the lectures and workshops at Eyecare are approved for dispensing opticians. And with dedicated sessions on dispensing and low vision, dispensing opticians can achieve 36 CET points over 2 days or 18 CET points in one day.

Why not take advantage of our discounted 2-day pass for £99?

Eye News Ophthalmology Symposium

Sunday 20 January 2019

Included in a Sunday-only or two day pass to the Eyecare Conference and Exhibition.
Book a 2-Day conference pass to access the Symposium on Sunday and the Eyecare Conference lectures and workshops on Monday.
The Symposium is certified CET for optometrists and certified CPD for ophthalmologists. 6 CPD Points on offer.

CPD Certification

Symposium highlights include:

Visual fields in acquired brain injury, Fiona Rowe

Litigation and the eye care practitioner, Amar Alwitry

Eye News

Conference Venue Information

The Eyecare Conference and Exhibition takes place at the Hilton Glasgow Conference Centre on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st January 2019.

Discounted accommodation is available at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel for those wishing to stay.

We have negotiated a discounted daily room rate of £119 B&B. For more information or to book your accommodation please click the button below.

As Featured in M&IT Magazine

Glasgow and the Eyecare Conference and Exhibition were recently featured in M&IT magazine's September issue.

Read the full article by clicking the button below.

Eyecare Exhibition

Sunday 20 and Monday 21 January 2019

Register now to visit the Eyecare Exhibition for free.


The Eyecare conference and exhibition plays host to the biggest exhibition of optical suppliers outside London and Birmingham.
With more than 30 sponsors and exhibitors, Eyecare gives you the opportunity to try out and compare the latest equipment and technologies from the biggest brands.
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 the Eyecare Exhibition.

Sponsors and Exhibitors