100% Preview Page for 2024 Exhibition at Excel London 

100% Optical London


Make a date to head to London over the three days starting Saturday February 24th and closing Monday February 26th.





Opening Hours 

Saturday 24 February 10.00 to 18:00 

Sunday 25 February  10:00 to 18:00

Monday 26 February 10:00 to 17:00

Here are the 2024 Entries

There is so much going on during the three days of 100% Optical, including multiple product launches from 250+ exhibitors, over 100 hours of CPD seminars, the highly anticipated Love Eyewear Awards and our trendy 100% Catwalk with new surprise elements to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

Make sure you download the show preview and plan your day to make the most of your time at 100% Optical.


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100% Optical Announces Scavenger Hunt For Featuring Prizes Worth Over £2,800

Visitors will be invited to follow 10 clues, taking them to a series of locations around the UK’s largest optical event. Each riddle-like clue will pose an optical themed question, along with instructions to go to a specific area. Visitors will need to crack the clue directing them to where they will find each letter, which, when unscrambled, will form a 10-letter word which visitors need to work out to enter the VIP prize draw.

10 lucky winners will walk away with a unique prize bundle featuring an incredible selection of frames, sunglasses, gadgets, fashion accessories and more! 

10 incredible prizes have been supplied by the following exhibitors:

  • Coti Vision Limited: A top selling COTI Amore Italia Sole glasses chain, a stylish Italian COTI crossbody bag and the iconic COTI Hexatate sunglasses, made from eco-friendly material. Worth £236
  • Bird Sunglasses Ltd: Alba – a smaller glasses frame that packs a whole lot of style. The translucent bio-acetate is coloured with natural dyes and brings a soft intelligent look, subtle enough to blend in while also being interesting enough to stand out. Worth £250
  • Good Karma Eyewear: Sonos Move portable wireless multi-room speaker with Google Assistant and Alexa. Worth £399
  • Premier Vision: The MCGEE | HERON pick box including 25 of the latest frames embracing the latest trends and seasonal colours. Worth £375
  • Modstyle UK: An Australian care package featuring an AVANTI Sunglasses voucher, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate, packs of Tim Tam biscuits, a jar of Vegemite and a Koala plush toy. Worth £200
  • LocumBell: Elevate your style with a touch of luxury and a pair of exquisite Chanel Sunglasses. Worth £646
  • Marcolin UK Ltd: A Guess Le Femme bag featuring two chain shoulder straps, removable logo charms as well as a stylish zipped purse. Worth £135
  • Thea: A bespoke optical hamper featuring 20 top-selling Thea products. Worth over £268
  • Rayner: A Rayner eye surgery preparation hamper including, AEON eye drops – indicated for use before and after eye surgery as well as a selection of Rayner products and a Cadbury’s chocolate hamper. Worth over £250
  • Èyes Are The Story: A skincare essentials bundle which includes Eye Proof facial cleanser, Eye Proof facial serum and Eye Proof refreshing towelettes. Worth £95.

The scavenger hunt will run across all three days of the exhibition; the winners of the prize bundles will be announced via the official 100% Optical social media channels after the show. 


The OSA will be encouraging visitors to its stand and its members’ stands who are exhibiting

The Optical Suppliers Association (OSA)

Optical Suppliers AssociationStand W350 

The OSA is looking forward to meeting as many people as possible visiting their stand and that of their members exhibiting.

Looking for the OSA members stands? 

Look for the OSA members stands, the Optical Suppliers Association has a created a finders  route so you can plan on meeting all its members (50+ member exhibitors)

Make your planning easy scroll down to the end of the company preview information on this page and discover the members exhibiting where you can print your own planning list.

OSA wine promotion open to all 100% optical visitors


Promoting the diverse membership of the OSA, the trade body is launching a visitor trail at the show, with the opportunity to win a selection case of premium English sparkling wines each day. All visitors who complete the trail of 34 exhibiting OSA members will be entered into a draw to win on each day of the event.

Visitors to the show can collect the trail form from the OSA stand at W350, and gain a stamp at each of the participating businesses. At the end of each day the successful completed form will be pulled from the hat on the OSA stand for the mixed case of the premium English sparkling wine.

How the wine promotion works….

*Visitors to the show can collect a sheet of exhibiting OSA member logos from stand W350

*OSA members will be ready to stamp or sign the forms by their logo

*When all OSA exhibitors have marked the sheet the delegates can return them to the OSA stand to be entered into a free draw on each of the three days

NB: Alongside the promotion, the OSA stand will be hosting a series of free to attend business and clinical lectures, with full details on the 100% Optical website.

Mainline Optical Connections


Mainline Optical Connections is thrilled to announce its participation in the 100% Optical exhibition in 2024, a landmark year as we proudly celebrate our 40th anniversary. As we take a nostalgic journey down memory lane, we invite you to join us in commemorating the past and embracing the future at this exciting event.

At our stand, you’ll have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge lens manufacturing technology, featuring the MEI EasyFit Trend glazing machine and the latest additions to the Huvitz range for glazing machines.

The MEI EasyFit Trend is a dry cut edger meticulously crafted for labs seeking superior quality and high production rates. Boasting a precise intelligent focimeter, it effortlessly centers all lens types without the need for glazing pads. Job entries are simplified, maximizing lab productivity during downtime. Dual auto loading for lenses accelerates processing times, ensuring swift cycle times. Its precision in edging accommodates all frame variables, facilitating continuous operation for optimal production.

Our Huvitz benchtop glazing solutions cater to diverse budgets, offering an intuitive interface consistent across the range. The flexibility of the Huvitz systems allows for customization, ensuring the perfect system for your specific requirements. Whether you seek an everyday glazing machine or one for specialized tasks, the Huvitz range is designed to meet your needs.

In addition to our advanced machinery, Mainline provides a comprehensive range of everyday essentials, from glazing pads and blocks to screws, nose pads, and small dispensing equipment. With 98% of our stock available for next-day delivery for orders placed before 4:30 pm, we are committed to supporting your immediate needs.

We invite you to visit our stand and share in the festivities of our 40th birthday year. If you wish to engage in a detailed discussion about your business plans, feel free to contact us to schedule a meeting during the show. Reach out to us at 01377 257752 or via email at sales@ml-oc.com.

Join us at Stand B161 for an immersive experience, where innovation meets celebration. Mainline Optical Connections looks forward to welcoming you at 100% Optical 2024.



Mainline Optical Connections are members of the Optical Suppliers Association 




Dibble Optical at 100% Optical





Dibble Optical, the UK distributor for B&S, Dilli Dalli (left)  and Flex Frames, are delighted to be returning to the UK’s premier optical event, 100% Optical on stand E438. This year we will be presenting an extensive range of high-quality children’s eyewear across a selection of specialist and popular brands, plus our B&S sports eyewear including the impressive range of Leader sports safety and leisure eyewear.

The highly popular FlexFrames range of children’s frames will be a key offering for us this year. This collection is very similar to the much-loved Miraflex frames but with some subtle enhancements. They offer optimum comfort in fun colours, including the new BOLD and Mojo collections with frames that boast a bold look like no other.



Designer kids eyewear from Milo & Me that’s flexible, lightweight, and resilient enough to play, run, jump and explore, available in a variety of styles in two-toned colours; and a fantastic new children’s collection from Dilli Dalli Eyewear for little ones, big kids and mini superheroes alike, produced with fun and playfulness at the heart of the brand.

The B&S range of accessories extends each year, and the choice of sports eyewear is greater than ever. Dibble Optical specialise in supplying the highest quality Leader sports eyewear with class leading performance, superior styling, comfort and fit. Leader products have earned a worldwide reputation for providing unparalleled performance and durability, while embracing the inherent joy associated with living an active lifestyle.


For more information please contact Dibble Optical on 01634 880885 or info@dibbleoptical.co.uk


BIB Ophthalmic Instruments

Stand M100 




As well as enjoying some very special show pricing offers there will an opportunity to win an Optopol REVO FC OCT! Subject to T&C’s

Exclusive product launches will include:



The world’s fastest OCT the REVO FC130 from Optopol Providing some ground breaking AI technology as well as boasting wider and deeper scans. (Image attached)


SK-MED’s new high specification Digital LED Slit Lamp SL-5C incorporating an automated Dry Eye Analyser





Medmont Meridia Topographer a new multimodal instrument providing limbus to limbus coverage, the only one of its kind in the world and now offering a battery of dry eye tests that meet internationally recognised standards.

Wavefront clinical and diagnostic equipment from Visionix will be on display featuring wifi connectivity for seamless data transfer. The new Visionix VX120 + dry eye multimodal 10 in 1 device will also be launched.


Cutting-Edge Eyewear Innovations!

Visit Stand W100 


Embark on an optical journey like never before as our company takes centre stage at 100% Optical, and you’re invited to explore the future of eyewear at Stand W100! We are thrilled to unveil ground-breaking advancements and premier collaborations that promise to redefine the eyewear landscape.

Jai Kudo Lenses Presents KUDOS Virtual Reality Experience:

Step into the future with Jai Kudo Lenses as they unveil their revolutionary virtual reality experience, KUDOS, for the first time at a major exhibition. Immerse yourself in the latest in lens technology, setting the benchmark for personalised dispensing.

Optoplast Showcases Full Collection and Louis Stone Acquisition:

Optoplast invites you to peruse the entire collection. Additionally, explore the cases on offer from Louis Stone following the recent acquisition, as we integrate their excellence into our diverse portfolio.

Continental Eyewear Expands Portfolio with MR MEN & LITTLE MISS Eyewear:

Be among the first to witness the newest addition to our expansive portfolio – MR MEN & LITTLE MISS eyewear by Continental Eyewear. This whimsical collection joins the ranks alongside Star Fit and other cutting-edge releases from brands like Reykjavik Eyes Black Label, Matrix, Lazer, and Puriti.

Book Your Appointment Today:

Join us at Stand W100 to experience the future of eyewear first-hand. To ensure a personalised consultation and exclusive insights, book your appointment now by calling 0151 426 3907 or emailing us at sales@continental-eyewear.co.uk. Don’t miss the opportunity to be at the forefront of eyewear innovation!

The Performance Finance team return to 100% Optical 2024.

Stand M210

We look forward to catching up once again with a fantastic group of industry professionals and innovative equipment suppliers who continue to pave the way for optical technology.

Introducing new equipment not only helps set your practice apart, but it can also generate an impressive return on investment.

We have some great support tools available to show you how to achieve this.

As well as funding traditional optical equipment, we can also fund new technologies such as:

dry eye treatment devices, axial length & myopia management systems and virtual reality field screening.

We can also assist with new start practice funding and all other business-related requirements.

With our cyber essential’s certification, you can rest assured your data is safe with us.

Finally, we are proud to be the first supplier in UK optics to be certified carbon neutral.

We look forward to seeing you all again and continuing to help your business thrive!



Performance Finance are members of the Optical Suppliers Association 



Take part in the “Whole Eye OCT Experience” at 100% Optical 2024

Stand B110

In 2019, the Heidelberg Engineering “whole eye” image went viral on social media. It offered a 360° interpretation of the eye comprised of anterior segment OCT images taken using the ANTERION and posterior segment OCT images taken using the SPECTRALIS. Heidelberg Engineering Limited is now offering a unique opportunity to have OCT scans of your own eye turned into beautiful artwork at 100% Optical between 24th-26th February 2024.

“The Whole Eye OCT Experience starts at stand B110, where Heidelberg Engineering imaging experts will capture the necessary OCT images using the SPECTRALIS and ANTERION platforms”, explains Tosh Vadhia, Director, Heidelberg Engineering UK. “Participants will learn about how the images are captured and be able to see the individual images that will make up their artwork following the exam. Next, our resident artist, Tim Cole (Clinical Affairs Manager), will turn those images into a whole eye artwork, which the owner can display with pride at their home or clinic.”

The Whole Eye OCT Experience is being delivered in association with The Partially Sighted Society: a charity that helps anybody living with vision loss make the best use of their remaining vision. In return for their artwork, Heidelberg Engineering only asks for a donation to The Partially Sighted Society.

It is best to book the Whole Eye OCT Experience online to guarantee a place, though there will also be an extremely limited number of walk-in slots available during the show. Book your place here:





Visit Optisoft at 100% Optical, Stand B150

Established in 1989, Optisoft is committed to serving the UK retail optical market. In 2019, we marked our 30th year in business and introduced our cutting-edge 4th generation practice management software, Optisoft.NET.

Optisoft  NET Monitor

Optisoft.NET, a culmination of our extensive experience, is crafted to be user-friendly, adaptable, and cost-effective, making it the ideal software solution for independent opticians. Modular in design, you can subscribe to specific functionalities and have the flexibility to add modules as needed. Whether you require a straightforward recall system or a comprehensive, cloud-hosted, multi-practice paperless system, we’ve got you covered.

As an HP partner, we provide top-notch business-quality hardware, along with on-site installation and continuous support, ensuring a turnkey solution for complete peace of mind.

To coincide with 100% Optical, we are offering exclusive introductory subscription discounts until the end of February for new users. Additionally, we guarantee a price match for the first 12 months based on any like-for-like written quotation.

For existing Optisoft.NET users, enjoy a 50% subscription discount on new modules for the next 12 months.

Visit us at Stand B150 and take advantage of these limited-time offers.

Contact us via email at sales@optisoft.co.uk or call 0333 002 0497.

Bookings open for education programme at 100% Optical

100% Optical releases suite of education for event that will take place from 24-26 February at ExCeL London

AOP Members are welcome at The AOP Lounge

The full education programme for 100% Optical – the UK’s largest optical trade show – opens for bookings this week, delivered by the Association of Optometrists (AOP) as the event’s official education partner.

The three-day event will take place from 24-26 February 2024, offering delegates access to an extensive CPD programme of lectures and workshops, specialist advice and networking opportunities with eye care professionals across the sector.

Programme highlights include:

  • The AOP Lounge which offers AOP members exclusive access to a suite of education in partnership with CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson and Optos
  • The Main stage with lectures and discussions from sector experts such as, Mario Giardini from the University of Strathclyde, on the impact of digital technologies in shifting tasks from secondary care to the community and Tim Cole from Heidelberg Engineering UK on artificial intelligence
  • Future Practice Hubs with workshops and peer review sessions, featuring nine CPD sessions sponsored by Alcon at the contact lens hub.

Dr Ian Beasley, AOP Head of Education, said: “100% Optical offers delegates over 120 CPD sessions across all modes of practice to fit a range of training needs. With the CPD cycle entering its third and final year, attendees will have an early opportunity to meet the GOC’s requirements and maximise networking prospects which could benefit their careers.

“The AOP’s in-house experts will also be available to provide support and advice for members on areas such as career development, financial planning, and legal matters.”

Bookings for the education sessions opened exclusively for AOP members on 3 January, with sessions available to all registered visitors on 12 January.

Further capacity will be released in February, with additional spaces reserved for walk-ins on a first-come first-served basis to accommodate the high demand for bookings the event has secured.

For more information on all sessions, visit: www.100percentoptical.com



Snowbird Finance – For You, Your Business and Your Patients

Stand M312

Whether you’re starting or expanding your practice, replacing, or upgrading your equipment, we provide the finance you need with a variety of flexible payment options. We offer fixed rate, unsecured and tax efficient finance, allowing you to fix your optical equipment costs whilst maximising your returns.

Come and meet the team on Stand M312 to discuss your equipment acquisition.

Equipment | Vehicle | Loans | Cashflow | Patient Finance


Email: info@snowbirdfinance.co.uk

Telephone: 01932 874674

Web: snowbirdfinance.co.uk




Eyes Are The Story

Putting the spotlight on sustainability, glamour and dry eye care


Positive Impact will focus on some of its most popular innovations for independents in a specially designed stand in a new location at 100% Optical. In the central aisle near the catwalk, the original refillable, practice-branded lens cleaner, GLASKLAR, will make a colourful centre stage for stand D44.

GLASKLAR is the most environmentally sustainable spectacle lens cleaning system on the market and has been enabling independents in the UK and Ireland to engage with their patients more frequently for 11 years.

The CE-marked cleaning solution is made from natural ingredients and is safe for all frames and coatings. The recyclable GLASKLAR bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic, using 100% green energy. The solution is naturally biodegradable and the system has a low delivery carbon footprint.

The slogan, ‘Sustainability is not only green’ was unveiled at the last 100% Optical, emphasising the theme and the large colour options available. A new display system which boosts in practice presentation of GLASKLAR was also launched, offering three   finishes, including one with an LED-lit mirror.

The GLASKLAR bottles and wall mounts are offered in a variety of colours to match practice colour schemes and with practice details and logos. A practice-branded larger 100ml bottle option is available, offering four times the filling capacity of a regular bottle. It is designed for home use by all the spectacle-wearing members of the patient’s family.

Positive Impact’s Managing Director, Nick Atkins, said: “GLASKLAR is the original and still the best lens cleaning system. It is the greenest on the market, even the manufacturing plant uses green energy. We also ship direct to the practice from Germany in just three to four weeks, so no long delivery times and a low carbon footprint.”

Also on the stand will be the world’s first optocosmetics, The Eyes Are The Story, which are uniquely focused on eye health and were launched at 100% Optical two years ago.

This year the optocosmetics will be even more in the spotlight as the makeup will be worn by the models in the popular catwalk show.

Clinically tested and validated, the Eyes Are The Story formulas were specifically created for dry eye sufferers, contact lens wearers and for those with sensitive eyes. The eye makeup and skincare is endorsed by leading innovators in vision health around the world.

Positive Impact’s latest addition to its Dry Eye Zone, Peep Club’s Heated Eye Wand Pro, has proven popular since its launch a few months ago and there will be special offers on the stand.

The Heated Eye Wand Pro is a quick and convenient alternative heat and massage therapy to a warm compress for dry eye. The triple-action Heated Eye Wand Pro can be set between 37°C and 45°C and heats up in 60 seconds. The device has been proven to hold heat at the optimum temperature and comes with a USB charging cable and travel case.

The wand has been clinically shown to increase non-invasive tear break-up time, lipid layer thickness and tear meniscus height. It offers four modes in one device, two to improve comfort for those with dry eyes and two to improve the appearance of fine lines and puffiness around the eyes.

Positive Impact will also be highlighting its entire Dry Eye Zone portfolio at the show, including the Bruder range of hot and cold compresses. The Eyeleve Compress is the only one clinically proven to extend the wearing time of contact lenses by up to three hours.

For more information, visit www.positiveimpact.co.uk or call 01424 851375.



Exciting offers to be found on Grafton Optical Stand at 100% Optical 


Grafton Optical shines the spotlight on two game-changing devices: the Tono-Vera® Handheld Tonometer from Reichert and the brand new QuickSee Free Handheld Autorefractor from PlenOptika; with a chance to win one of these revolutionary handheld devices at 100% Optical!


Grafton Optical is excited to announce an exclusive offer for delegates attending 100% Optical 2024. Two cutting-edge handheld devices – the Tono-Vera® Handheld Tonometer from Reichert and the QuickSee Free Handheld Autorefractor from PlenOptika – are up for grabs, and attendees have double the chance to win!

Experience the future of eye care:

  • Tono-Vera® Tonometer from Reichert: Featuring the advanced, patented ActiView™ Positioning System, your guided view to precise IOP measurements, Tono-Vera® quickly guides you to the apex of the cornea. Using gentle rebound tonometer technology and eliminating the need for topical anaesthetic, the device automatically measures when aligned, providing more objective and repeatable results and giving you confidence in your intraocular pressure (IOP) readings.

QuickSee Free from PlenOptika (BRAND NEW FOR 100% OPTICAL 2024): QuickSee Free’s combination of the open view design, wavefront aberrometry, and innovative measurement algorithms produces clinically accurate autorefraction measurements, in a durable handheld format suitable for use in clinics and in the field. The model up for grabs at 100% Optical is the QuickSee Free Pro Keratometry, which provides cutting-edge autorefraction with additional keratometry capability for optometric and ophthalmological practices.

The patented PlenOptika Wavefront Refraction Engine™ performs continuous data analysis to precisely determine low-order refractive errors, making QuickSee Free as accurate as the high-end clinical desktop autorefractors and demonstrating excellent agreement with subjective refraction.
The QuickSee Free Pro Keratometry provides cutting-edge autorefraction with additional keratometry capability for optometric and ophthalmological practices.
  • Accurate Results compare strongly with subjective refraction
  • Lightweight Desktop power in a handheld device
  • Fast  Accurate measurements in 10 seconds
  • Easy to use Modern and intuitive design; pupil camera aids alignment; accelerates subjective refraction with a more accurate starting point
  • Accessible Accessible for patients with mobility issues and/or physical challenges; suitable for bedbound
  • patients; fogging lenses for pediatric examinations
  • Field durable Calibration free; can be used indoors and outdoors, in most light settings; up to 8 hours continuous use on battery, operates while tethered for charging


Win big – two ways to enter:

  1. Book a demonstration: Secure your spot for an exclusive hands-on demo of either device at the Grafton Optical stand M440 during 100% Optical (24th-26th February). Book your session now at graftonoptical.com/book-online – every booking automatically enters you into the draw!
  2. Double your chances – share & win: Share any of Grafton Optical’s social media posts promoting the prize draw during 100% Optical and bag yourself a second entry!

We’re thrilled to showcase these cutting-edge handheld devices at 100% Optical 2024.” says David Thickens, CEO at Grafton Optical. “Our goal is not just to exhibit innovation but to immerse attendees in the future of optometry. The demonstrations promise an insightful glimpse into the potential these devices offer for enhanced patient care and practice efficiency. We encourage everyone to engage with us on social media and book their demonstration slots early for a chance to win one of these game-changing devices.”

Mark your calendars and join Grafton Optical at 100% Optical for your chance to win! Visit Grafton Optical at Stand M440 for:

  • Live demonstrations of the Tono-Vera®, QuickSee Free and many more devices and equipment
  • Expert advice from our industry-leading team
  • Special show discounts and exclusive offers

For more information on either of these devices, please contact sales@graftonoptical.com or call us on 01923 233980.

Grafton Optical is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ophthalmic instruments, equipping and servicing independent and larger chain opticians as well as Britain’s hospitals. 

Launching the Dry Eye Revolution, treatment demonstrations, nutrition advances and a celebrity guest


Joining forces for the 
Dry Eye Revolution at 100% Optical 2024

The Body Doctor Ltd has teamed up with Advanced Ophthalmic Systems (AOS) as part of its plans for the Dry Eye Revolution.

The Dry Eye Revolution will launch at 100% Optical and will be a powerhouse of knowledge, guidance and expertise to help practices become a fully functional dry eye clinic within 30 days.


Join in the Dry Eye Revolution on STAND B162

The AOS software helps practitioners better manage their dry eye and contact lens patients. AOS gives practices clear and concise digital imagery which can be used within appointments to help educate patients and track their progress. Additional tools and features are provided in the software to enable better image analytics and to provide the best functionality from a non-digital slit lamp and the AOS apps.

As part of the Dry Eye Revolution, practices will receive a free three-month trial subscription to the software which will allow for objective grading of the anterior segment, image enhancement, live video calling between the practitioner and the patient, reporting and access to a remote visual acuity system.

Other features include a community WhatsApp group, point-of-sale materials, digital assets for social media and a designated key account manager to ensure a smooth transition and unlimited ongoing support.

AOS General Manager, Ben David, explained: “AOS is an award-winning digital eyecare platform that was formed in 2020 to bring web-based, data-compliant, objective imaging and hybrid care tools to eyecare professionals around the globe.

“One of the primary uses for the software is to improve how dry eye patients are managed,” he added. “The imaging, grading and analysis tools have been shown to have a significant impact on patient adherence to treatment pathways.

“We’re delighted to be working with The Body Doctor as it continues to transform how dry eye care is delivered. The combination of the AOS suite of software tools and the Body Doctor Dry Eye Revolution service is one that we believe will fundamentally improve the lives of dry eye sufferers everywhere,” he concluded.

As part of the Dry Eye Revolution, practices will receive a free three-month trial subscription to the software which will allow for objective grading of the anterior segment, image enhancement, live video calling between the practitioner and the patient, reporting and access to a remote visual acuity system.

Other features include a community WhatsApp group, point-of-sale materials, digital assets for social media and a designated key account manager to ensure a smooth transition and unlimited ongoing support.

The Body Doctor Ltd’s Optical Director, Ross Bailey,

said: “At The Body Doctor Ltd, we believe in driving innovation and transformation within the field of dry eye care. Our strategic partnership with AOS is a pivotal step in our mission to revolutionise how practitioners manage dry eye and elevate the overall patient experience.

“The integration of AOS’s cutting-edge software, alongside our Dry Eye Revolution initiative, ensures that practices can seamlessly evolve into fully equipped dry eye clinics, delivering unparalleled knowledge, guidance, and expertise.

“Together, we are not just addressing dry eye symptoms, we are reshaping the landscape of eyecare, providing comprehensive solutions that prioritise patient well-being.”

And there’s even more : 

Showcasing at 100% Optical will be LifeMeter which utilises advanced technology to accurately and painlessly measure carotenoid concentration from a patient’s fingertip in less than three minutes.

The presence of these nutrients in the skin is a key indicator of overall health, enabling the practitioner to discuss positive nutritional changes that will enhance a patient’s visual performance and overall quality of life.

One such change could be MacuPrime, the only eye supplement backed by over 15 clinical trials, including the EU competitively funded Central Retinal Enrichment Supplementation Trials (CREST), conducted by Professor John Nolan and his research team at the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI), South East Technological University, Waterford.

During the past 25 years, the ground-breaking research has delivered significant patented innovations in vision, nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease. MacuPrime was one such innovation developed thanks to CREST investigating the impact that carotenoids have on protecting and enhancing vision for the public and people with age-related macular degeneration.

The Body Doctor Ltd’s show offers will be launched a week before 100% Optical.

Sales and Marketing Director, Sam Wymer, said: “We are driven by innovation at The Body Doctor and have been busy over the past year developing some incredible new products, powerful partnerships and some truly exciting industry firsts and what better place to showcase these than at 100% Optical?


Cosium (UK) Limited

Stand M344

Cosium, a cloud software provider with a European footprint, is thrilled to participate in the 10th anniversary of 100% Optical.

Established in the UK’s West Midlands since 2018, Cosium UK Ltd represents the British arm of the European parent company, Cosium SAS, which operates over 20,000 sites across 30 countries.

Initially focusing on audiology in 2003, Cosium has since evolved, with Cosium Audio now standing as a leading cloud-based Practice Management System (PMS). It features comprehensive hearing care services and integrates smoothly with Noah.

The company’s Optical Application is making similar strides, boasting an advanced Eye Examination module and flexible dispensing options, including Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) ordering, along with efficient dispensing and stock management tools.

Visitors are invited to meet the team and discover how Cosium’s innovations in healthcare retail have transformed the industry.

Their offerings include Optical and Audiology software PMS, Augmented Reality for virtual eyewear try-ons, precise eyewear measurement tools, e-Commerce solutions, and robust back-office systems. All Cosium solutions are cloud-based, delivering exceptional functionality without the need for significant hardware investments.

This year, Cosium is excited to unveil eStore Connect, their newest addition to real-time stock management solutions, at the event.

See link below:


If you would like any information on our products or would like to book a meeting during the exhibition please contact us on 0121 467 1001 or email at sales.uk@cosium.com




Cosium are members of the Optical Suppliers Association 




CooperVision at 100% Optical 2024 


Stand L320


CooperVision announces ‘Fresh Start’ the next phase of its ‘Fresh Thinking’ campaign at 100% Optical 2024

Leading manufacturer continues conversation with eye care professionals on shaping the future of the contact lens patient fitting journey

Last year around 1,100 opticians and patients were surveyed on improving the contact lens experience, launching the Fresh Thinking campaign at 100% Optical. 

At this year’s 100% Optical, we’re sharing the survey results and insights from a subsequent eye care professional roundtable and patient discussion group. 

Optical industry peers have been invited to demonstrate how these learnings can enable a fresh start for the contact lens patient fitting journey. 

The ambition? Driving efficiencies in practice with better contact lens conversion and retention rates whilst offering an improved patient experience that encourages a lifetime of wear and loyalty. 

As part of an initial information-gathering phase, CooperVision surveyed 580 eye care professionals and 500 patients. When the findings were analysed the key insights included:


  • 84% of patients didn’t feel confident on the day of their first contact lens appointment.[1]
  • Only 14% of eye care professionals use a lifestyle questionnaire to ensure appropriate contact lenses are available for the patient on the day of their contact lens trial.[2]
  • Nearly 1 in 4 optical practice staff stated that on average, three or more appointments with an eye care professional are required to complete a soft contact lens fit.[4]
  • Nearly 7 out of 10 potential contact lens wearers would buy them online, discontinue or go elsewhere if they had to return several times to the practice during their contact lens trial.[5]


CooperVision spoke to a number of practicing eye care professionals, giving them the opportunity to share their opinions on the findings. Sara Miller, Contact Lens Divisional Lead at Boots, commented: ““Understanding the patient’s lifestyle is crucial in making sure we have a full understanding of the patient’s needs and expectations. Without understanding the problem, we cannot find a solution. We need as much information about our patients as possible so we can, as professionals, give best recommendations so that the patient can make an informed choice.”

 Visit us on Stand L320 for a fun, interactive experience, CPD workshops and the opportunity to become part of the conversation. 




Stand L304

Safilens is delighted to be taking part in the 100% Optical Exhibition in 2024.

Safilens was founded in 2001 with the aim of creating innovative, high-quality products for the contact lens industry.

An “Optician Only” supplier that has Incorporated an impressive product portfolio centring on the Fusion Presbyo lens which features a smoother surface with natural, quick and constant stabilisation, and benefits from the revolutionary “fusiontechnology™”: the synergistic actions of Hyaluronic Acid and TSP (Tamarind Seed Polysaccharide) normalises and keeps the physiological relation between tear film and ocular surface stable, giving wearers more natural, longer-lasting comfort than ever before.


Fusion Presbyo 1-day is the only disposable contact lens with Afocal design for reducing the effects of presbyopia. The innovative lens design gives an unbeatable depth of focus to the wearer leading to clear images at all distances.

Safilens will also be promoting DELIVERY, a game-changing new family of contact lenses.

The first product in the family is DELIVERY TYRO, a daily contact lens with biological functions, designed to release tyrosine, an amino acid that helps normalize ocular development.

DELIVERY TYRO lenses not only correct myopia but also favor normalization of the development of the eye. Which explains why this is a contact lens designed especially for young people – because myopia is a refractive impairment that appears in the first few years of life, it aids prevention through the supply of dopamine, a natural substance that influences cell metabolism.


HOYA to unveil its most advanced coating ever at 100% Optical

Stand W160

HOYA Vision Care has announced plans to unveil its most advanced coating ever at this year’s 100% Optical event at London’s ExCel.

Since launching its very first single-layer coating in 1963, HOYA has led the way in lens coating technology. Now, more than 60 years of innovation later, Hi Vision Meiryo is set to raise the bar higher than ever.

Exceptional clarity, very low reflectance and up to 2.5x1 better scratch resistance promise a superb wearer experience, whilst excellent water repellence, 100% UV protection and a specialised anti-static layer means Hi Vision Meriyo lenses can take almost anything life throws at them.

Hi Vision Meriyo will be available to see for the first time in the UK at the HOYA stand (W160) at this year’s 100% Optical event, taking place at London’s ExCel on 24-26 February 2024.

Also on HOYA’s stand will be the chance to try out the LENSTAR Myopia by HOYA with partners Haag Streit.

The innovative LENSTAR biometer is the perfect addition to any practice that’s serious about myopia management.

On the subject of myopia management, HOYA’s MiYOSMART spectacle lenses will be on show at 100% Optical, including the newest MiYOSMART Sun photochromic and polarised options.

There will also be a chance to try out HOYA’s Sensity Fast; the fastest light-adaptive lenses2.

HOYA’s industry experts will be on hand to discuss their Visionary Alliance programme which offers a wealth of incentives, training and business support to independent eye care professionals.

With all this, and lots more besides (including the odd surprise!), it will be well worth a visit to the HOYA stand at this year’s 100% Optical.

HOYA Vision Care will be exhibiting at Stand W160 during this year’s 100% event Optical at London ExCel from 24-26 February.

Visit calendly.com/hoya-uk to book an appointment.

For over 60 years, HOYA Vision Care has been a passionate and global leader in optical technology innovation. As a manufacturer of high-quality, high-performing eyeglass lenses, HOYA continuously aims to bring the best possible vision care solutions to Eye Care Professionals and their patients around the world. The company supplies lenses in 110 countries with a network of over 17,000 employees and 43 laboratories around the globe.

Ahead in the clouds

Introducing NEW Optinet Nova 

Stand M350

Optinet – the IT services division of the National Eyecare Group (NEG) – will launch its innovative new cloud-based practice management software (PMS) system at 100% Optical next month.

With the integration of cloud-based technology, Optinet Nova not only inherits the strengths of the company’s flagship PMS – Optinet Flex – but introduces a new era of accessibility, scalability and collaboration.

“Although our in-house development team have spent the last few years developing Nova from the ground up, the system builds on the success of Optinet Flex,” commented Chris Smith, Optinet operations director. “This means we have kept everything users love about Flex, but looked at how we could make their experience even better.”

The move from an on-premises PMS solution (Flex) to a cloud-hosted one (Nova) enables users to access the platform at any time, from any location and on any device. Additional benefits include: lower capital investment in practice hardware; simplified IT management in the practice; and superior security and reliability.

“In Nova, the patient is at the centre of the user experience – with their entire history available from the patient record,” Chris explained. “We refer to this as ‘patient-centric software’. A vertically scrolling patient record with quick-access buttons allows the user to quickly jump to each section. Patients can now have multiple addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, lifestyle stars and, importantly, unlimited recalls.”

Optinet Nova Clinical Record enables users to personalise their patient records from pre-built templates and quickly move between them. It offers an array of additional functionality – from eGOS and dispensing to built-in staff messaging and contact lens schemes, to supplier address book and more.

Optinet also offers comprehensive service and support either in-practice or online – including data conversion from other systems, on-site training at installation, remote telephone support, management ‘away days’ and training courses at its Worcestershire offices. An online customer portal is available 24/7 where practices can look up FAQs and log new support tickets.

Optinet Nova will be officially launched at 100% Optical, taking place at ExCeL London from 24-26 February. Visitors to the stand (M350) can try the system and receive a demonstration from one of the team. Follow-up demonstrations can be booked after the show.

As with Optinet Flex, NEG members are eligible for a 12-month free trial to ‘try before they buy’ Optinet Nova. Members who continue with Optinet Nova after the trial will benefit from a discounted monthly rental fee.

To find out more about Optinet Nova – or the exclusive NEG free 12-month software trial – email chris.smith@optinetuk.com or visit Stand M350 at 100% Optical 2024 in February.


Stands M120/M220

Visit Topcon on Stands M120/M220 to explore our latest Ophthalmology and Optometry products, designed to create a state-of-the-art streamlined compact test room. Discover our cutting-edge CHRONOS binocular refraction system and SOLOS fully automated lens analyser. Witness the unveiling of our next-generation NW500 non-mydriatic retinal camera.

Experience the latest features on our popular MYAH Optical Biometer & Topographer, including a new software release introducing three comprehensive questionnaires, two focused on Dry Eye Disease and one dedicated to Myopia. Explore the benefits of LM®/LLLT and OPE/IPL technology delivered by the Eye-light® system, along with a complete range of dry eye treatment devices, including a new home treatment package My-Mask.

Understand the significance of incorporating the HENSON 9000 perimetry and our renowned OCTs, the Maestro2 featuring automated capture and Triton Swept Source devices into your practice. Discover the essential vendor-neutral secure data management platform in our Harmony solution, enhancing your practice workflow.

Considering the introduction of 100% Ophthalmology, explore our Ophthalmology-focused devices, including the Aladdin Biometer, SP-1P Specular Microscope, and A.R.C. Q-LAS-D YAG Laser, along with our complete range of Intra Ocular Lenses by Teleon.

Don’t miss the chance to enter our prize draw and win a Topcon device valued up to £16,000. Register here [ https://topconhealthcare.eu/en_UK/100-landing-page ] before or during the show for this exciting opportunity.

Topcon is pleased to introduce John Marshall as a Keynote speaker at the first-ever 100% Ophthalmology, on Monday at 11:30 in the ophthalmology lecture theatre, John will talk about Toku and AI and the Importance of workflow for AI in optometry (Harmony integration) in his session titled “Future of AI and Precision Medicine in Optometry”. Also experience the future of AI in Eyecare at our stand.

Our Clinical Affairs Team will once again provide education in association with the OSA with “Advancements in OCT and OCT-Angiography for Enhanced Optometric Diagnosis and Monitoring on Saturday at 13:00 in the Optical Academy, and with the AOO the session “Benefits of OCT in AMD” on Sunday at 14:15.


Stand M215

EssilorLuxottica is looking forward to welcoming ECPs to its stand W215 at 100% Optical where it will be showcasing a selection of its latest innovations and new product launches in frames, lenses, and instruments.

During the event, ECPs will discover new launches for 2024 including its new ES 700/800 edger ranges, and unique innovations such as the Vision-S and Vision-R 800. In addition, new equipment from Essilor’s distribution partners including Medmont Meridia Topographer & Medmont Perimeter and Takagi slit lamps will be showcased.

A hand-picked selection of frames from the company’s wide portfolio will also be on display, including Ray-Ban reverse and a brand-new collection of Jimmy Choo frames.

Its latest lens innovations will also be available to view including Varilux® XR series™ and Essilor® Stellest® lenses.

Representatives from the frames and lenses teams will be available throughout the show to welcome existing customers, and to discuss ways of working together with new customers including how to benefit from lens, frames and equipment deals.

Paul Cumber, Instruments director at EssilorLuxottica,
said: “It’s an exciting time for the business with a number of new equipment launches to unveil and the team will be on hand to discuss the benefits these can bring to an optical practice.”

Alan Pitcher, commercial director for wholesale lenses at EssilorLuxottica, added: “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming both new and existing ECP business partners over the course of the event and finding new ways to support them with their business differentiation and 2024 growth plans.”

A big focus area for EssilorLuxottica during the show will be raising awareness of the free training available through its learning platform, Leonardo. Representatives from the online training team will be on the stand for the duration of the show to sign customers up to the platform, provide demonstrations and show the vast array of training programmes that are available online.

ECPs can use the platform to upskill in key areas with CPD approved discussion workshops and certification programmes.

Offers at the show

Promotions will run throughout the show to help ECPs make savings especially when opting for bundle packages of equipment.

ECPs wanting to enhance their dry eye offering can purchase the IDRA diagnostic device or Tearstim IRPL device and receive 50 per cent off an Activa heat and massage mask, or if purchasing both get the Activa free of charge.

A trade in offer on existing equipment will also be available when ECPs purchase the Vision-R 800 or Vision-R 700 digital phoropters.

ECPs have the potential to earn a full or partial refund on equipment costs using a lens / frame rebate offer.

A ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ promotion on equipment from Performance Finance is also available.

LOCSU is Attending 100% Optical – Come and See Us!

Stand W272 

LOCSU will be attending 100% Optical this year – we’ll be on stand W272 for the event and are excited to see and speak to as many of you as possible.

Everyone on the stand will be happy to chat to you about whatever you want to discuss, but if there’s a particular person or topic you want to speak to or about, have a look at who from the LOSCU team will be around on each day below:


Saturday 24 February – Simone Mason, Digital Learning Support Officer, and Chessie Hobbs, Communications and Engagement Lead will be attending and can talk to you about succession planning and #YourLOC



Zoe Richmond


Sunday 25 February – Zoe Richmond, Clinical Director, and one of our Advancement Leads will be attending and can discuss pathways and the Standard Service Specification.


Monday 26 February – Janice Foster, CEO, and Louise Robinson, Business and Operational Development Lead, will be attending the final day and are on hand to discuss the LOCSU listening exercises and LOC liaison.

As mentioned above, all of the team will be available to discuss any topic you wish but if you’re attending multiple days and wish to speak to the lead in each project, please make sure to consider the above timetable.

We look forward to seeing you there!


ABDO College and bookshop at 100% Optical

At 100% Optical, ABDO College will be offering attendees the chance to learn more about ABDO College courses, from the popular optical assistant course through to ophthalmic dispensing and contact lenses optician qualifications.




Stand B351

Steve Hertz, head of operational services at ABDO College says: “We’re looking forward to meeting prospective, current and former students to pop along for a catch up on all things Godmersham.”

ABDO College bookshop will be back at 100% Optical this year with more than just books. Bookshop administrator Justin Hall says: “I will be bringing a small selection of items to showcase our range of optical titles and also various rules and gauges essential for study and practice.” In addition to these educational items, former and current students may wish to purchase from the range of ecofriendly reusable cups, water bottles and hoodies also now available from ABDO College.

If you are concerned about carrying your purchases around the show, don’t worry. Justin says: “We run an event discount of free postage on all orders. Our prices are already some of the lowest in the country and coupled with the free postage this is an offer not to miss!” You can place your order at the show, knowing that your books, rules and gauges will be processed to the address of your choice by 1st class Royal Mail or by DHL on a 24 hour service.

Purchases can be made via all major credit or debit cards, G Pay and Apple Pay.

Meet the ABDO College team on Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm and Monday 9am–5pm on stand B351 at the Excel Centre.

To find out more about ABDO College visit www.abdocollege.org.uk

Stand M451

Check out a handful of practices for sale below and give us a call of any that interest you.

We are very excited to be exhibiting on Stand M451at 100% Optical, 24-26 February at London Excel – just by the main stage.

We are looking forward to seeing you and assisting you to achieve your goals and aspirations.

If you would prefer a private and confidential conversation, you can now Book an Appointment with one of our consultants during the show.


Stand M110

Give your practice and your patients the gift of Optos advanced retinal imaging

Optos are excited to be attending 100% Optical and look forward to welcoming you to our booth. Experience first-hand the latest advancements in ultra-widefield retinal imaging with integrated OCT!

Eyecare professionals who invest in Optos technology always tell us one thing – that they only wish they had done it sooner, because of the benefits to their practice and their patients.

Optos devices are the only retinal imaging technology able to generate 200° ultra-widefield single-image capture, optomap eye scans. Up to nine multimodality features are available and can now include OCT, empowering practitioners with more information*.

Speak to our team to learn how our devices help future proof practices and deliver gold standard care.

On our booth you can experience:

  • Our Monaco device, the only ultra-widefield retinal imaging device with integrated SD-OCT, producing a 200° single-capture optomap image in less than ½ second and providing cross-sectional 40° OCT views of retinal structures.
  • Our Daytona device which provides UWF digital images of 200° or up to 82% of the retina in a single non-contact optomap image. optomap has been shown to enhance pathology detection, disease management and improve clinic flow.

Our California device has new technology enabling practitioners to see more, discover more, and effectively treat more ocular pathology, promoting patient health. California produces images in multiple modalities including red/green colour (rg), red/green/blue colour (rgb), Red-free, Choroidal, green autofluorescence (green AF), blue autofluorescence (blue AF), fluorescein angiography (FAF) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA).

  • A live demonstration that showcases the benefits our technology can bring.


Additionally, Vasuki Sivagnanavel, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, The Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital, will present on the main stage at 11:30, 25 February on ‘Diagnostic insights with retinal ultra-widefield multimodal imaging’. The presentation will discuss the benefits of ultra-widefield imaging to aid diagnosis and management of retinal abnormalities.

If you’re interested to learn how Optos devices can support your practice please complete our contact form.

*Feature availability depends on device configuration and may not be available in all regions.



Blackfin at 100% Optical This year 

Stand 282 


Silvia Boccardi | ZED_COMM | M. +39 327.2236481 | E. silvia@zedcomm.it



Stand E244 



VCHP prepares to be 21!

Stand W350

Vision Care for Homeless People’s 21st celebration is fast approaching with volunteers looking to step up the service, and 100% is the time to find out more about becoming involved in your area.

More than 18,000 people have been helped to better vision through the regional drop-in clinics, which run thanks to a host of volunteers and generous donors from the optical community.

Supporters and donors from the supply chain, technology providers, IT companies, and frame and lens companies are set to play a part in opening up new clinics around the UK.

Elaine Styles, Chair of the charity and one of the founder optometrists, is pleased to report that the current eight clinics will be growing to 24 within the near future. Speaking from the heart, Elaine urged others to get involved –

“Our humble beginnings and shared vision to provide eye care for homeless and vulnerable people in the UK has grown beyond our wildest dreams. Our deepest gratitude goes to the countless volunteers and supporters who have selflessly dedicated their time, skills, and resources to this noble cause. Each has played an indispensable role in transforming the lives of those in need.

“We have ambitious plans and by giving homeless people the gift of sight, we can open new windows of opportunity, allowing them to envision a brighter future. Our collaboration with Specsavers and our other valued supporters in optics will enable us to open doors to new opportunities to transform the lives of those in need.  Come and join us and get involved.”

Check out the amazing lectures that are planned around the Ophthalmology hub

Uncover CPD from the Heidelberg Engineering Academy at 100% Optical

Heidelberg Academy 

Visit Heidelberg Engineering at 100% Optical on 24th – 26th February 2024 at the ExCel London and enjoy interactive CPD-accredited lectures from the Heidelberg Engineering Academy.

Two different workshops will be running throughout the weekend, which will cover the topics of artificial intelligence and OCT analysis.

The CPD accredited programme kicks off at 3:40pm on 24th February with a lecture from Tim Cole, Clinical Affairs Manager, Heidelberg Engineering Limited,

titled “Do androids dream of electric eyes”.

“Having been immersed in OCT for the best part of 20 years, I will be sharing my experience about the current fast-growing trends in OCT and talking about where we are headed with this imaging technology that has revolutionised eye care in the 21st century”, says Tim.

Tim, will follow-up with a peer review workshop “OCT analysis: Learning the Eyeway Code” at 11:30am on 26th February.

“This workshop will provide guidance on how to systematically evaluate OCT images for signs of eye disease and how to correctly describe pathology in OCT scans to enhance your referrals”,
says Tim.

To register for these educational sessions, please visit the 100% Optical website: https://www.100percentoptical.com/

The Clinica London Academy brings a Master Class to Excel

Ophthalmology Theatre between 1400 – 1500hrs

Monday 26th February Duration 1 Hour 

Miss Jane Olver FRCS FRCOphth
 Medical Director & Consultant Ophthalmologist Oculoplastic Surgeon Clinica London

Will be presenting a Masterclass on Watering Eyes are Dry Eyes. titled:

“Masterclass – Management of the patient with Watery and Dry eyes”

You will gain a deeper understanding of how to manage patients with watery and dry eyes.

  • Review the current definitions of dry eyes
    ·       The anatomy and physiology of watery eyes
    ·       Understand why a patient with a dry eye can present with a watering eye
    ·       Introduction of lacrimal paradox and lacrimal vicious circle
    ·       How to assess a patient with a watery and/or dry eye
    ·       Updates on treatments for dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction.

Register free at https://100percentophthalmology-2024.reg.buzz/website-ophthalmology

Miss Jane Olver, the Founder and Medical Director of Clinica and the co-founder of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS).

Jane  is currently President of the ISD-DE who are holding an International Conference on behalf of the International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye between May 29th and 31st of May in London at the County Hall.

Come and hear and meet Miss Olver at the Ophthalmology Theatre and find out more about the conference which encourages optometric participation.

Clinica London Academy produces a season of free Masterclass webinars which are particularly designed for Optometric participation

Find out how you can register for the Academy Programme at Excel  

Topcon is pleased to introduce John Marshall as a Keynote speaker at the first-ever 100% Ophthalmology, on Monday at 11:30 in the ophthalmology lecture theatre, John will talk about Toku and AI and the Importance of workflow for AI in optometry (Harmony integration) in his session titled “Future of AI and Precision Medicine in Optometry”. Also experience the future of AI in Eyecare at our stand.

Ai insights lead OSA  lecture programme

Stand W350 

Ophthalmology’s role at the forefront of many areas of healthcare, providing valuable insights to early disease markers and progression, is to be highlighted on the OSA stand at 100% Optical. Some seven hours of free to attend lectures will provide a vision of the next five years of High Street practice.

A host of highly respected speakers includes Pearse Keane, Professor of Artificial Medical Intelligence and Consultant ophthalmologist at UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital.  Professor Keane’s address is expected to be a highlight on Sunday at 1pm when he will share his views on the advances and application of AI in eyecare.

Oculomics is a similarly anticipated lecture addressing what the eye can reveal about systemic and chronic disease – to be delivered by Senior Research Scientist, Dr Alistair Bounds and Retinal Imaging Scientist, Dr Emily Patterson.  They will explore how non-invasive, cost effective, screening can establish key associations between structural biomarkers in the eye and systemic disease on Monday at 11.30am.

Underpinning much of this research, and insight, is the effective use of ultra-widefield and confocal retinal imaging, OCT and angiography.  Optometrists Shail Patel and Ivan Cammack will be examining the impact that the optometrist can bring to disease monitoring, particularly with geographic atrophy, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy on Saturday from 1pm.

Avoiding sight loss with effective diabetic retinopathy screening has huge value at a stage when the disease can be treated. AI automated systems can be used for this but are currently not widely employed. This session will explore the sensitivity and specificity performance of an AI software system for detecting diabetic retinopathy according to national protocols as the reference standard.  Sunday at 3.45pm, by Mark van Grinsven.

On the disease front, ophthalmologist and chemist, Peter Pham will be exploring the role of sugars in inflammation and the underlying biology and biochemistry on Saturday at 11.30am.

The myopia epidemic, and the importance of elevating awareness amongst parents and encouraging their engagement, is the focus for the lecture by Jason Higginbotham on Sunday at 11.30am.

Moving to the business of specs, lens manufacturing and glazing takes centre stage on Sunday at 10.15am when Andy Sanders will deliver a lecture likely to be of interest to the whole practice team, with insights from a modern lab and what can now be achieved for patients.

Again, for the whole practice team, having a more sustainable business is the focus on Sunday at 2.15pm when environmentalist Andrew Clark will speak about the dangers of doing nothing, and what is achievable in terms of net zero carbon and plastic reduction targets.

To reserve you place on the free to attend lectures visit www.100percentoptical.com


Can more be done to fight glaucoma?


SPECSAVERS clinical leaders will take to the main stage at this year’s 100% Optical to ask whether more can be done to fight glaucoma.


Professor Anthony King

Clinical services director Giles Edmonds and director of professional advancement Paul Morris will join Professor Anthony King, ophthalmologist and Chair of Glaucoma UK, to explore the question: ‘Are we doing everything we can for every glaucoma patient?’ on the main stage of the show at ExCeL London between 1pm and 2pm on Sunday 25 February.

‘Glaucoma is the most preventable cause of blindness in the UK, provided early detection and treatment is in place,’ says Mr Edmonds. ‘With more than 700,000 people in the UK estimated to have glaucoma, approximately half don’t know they have it.

‘We want to end preventable glaucoma sight loss, and we’ll be talking about how Specsavers practical clinical work and partnerships can improve access to care for everyone.


‘We also know that optometrists already play a critical role in caring for this group of patients in the community but are ready and able to do more working with ophthalmologists. It’s a message that Specsavers is continuing to take to government as part of our mission to change lives through better sight.’

Mr Morris says that the development of optometrists is key to unlocking the objective of enhancing community glaucoma services and supporting the NHS.

‘As a sector leader, Specsavers remains committed to supporting our colleagues to gain additional qualifications because it is central to the success of community services and improving the quality of primary eye care for patients,’ he adds.

‘It is also an honour to welcome Professor King to the main stage, who will explain what the charity Glaucoma UK is doing to deliver its vision  – an end to preventable sight loss from glaucoma.’

‘There have definitely been some positive developments in glaucoma care in the last few years,’ explains Professor King, ‘but there is still much more we can all do to raise awareness and improve the prospects of those most at risk. It is vital that we work together to achieve joined-up, consistent and equitable care across the UK.’

The main stage presentation itself provides learning outcomes that are suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians, with one interactive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point on offer.

Specsavers is also putting on a programme of CPD suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians at stand B210 across the three days of 100% Optical from 24 to 26 February.  

Sessions will cover contact lenses, using wellness to drive performance, living with low vision, a review of anterior eye cases, and sight and homelessness. Experts will also be on hand to discuss the unlimited opportunities available at Specsavers for optical professionals starting their career, to colleagues gaining additional qualifications, owning their own business, international opportunities and professional support roles.

More information about Specsavers at 100% Optical can be found at https://join.specsavers.com/uk/100-percent-optical/.


The OSA will be encouraging visitors to its stand and its members’ stands who are exhibiting

The Optical Suppliers Association (OSA)

Optical Suppliers Association


Print out your list or collect one from the OSA stand of members exhibits. 

Look for the OSA members stands, the Optical Suppliers Association has a created a finders  route so you can plan on meeting all its members (50+ member exhibitors)

Here is a current list of those members exhibiting:

Annvor (Ocusoft)
W: https://www.ocusoft-shop.co.uk/
Birmingham Optical
W: http://www.birminghamoptical.co.uk/
Braemar Finance
W: https://www.braemarfinance.co.uk/
Caledonian Optical
W: https://www.caledonianoptical.com/
Carl Zeiss Ltd
W: https://www.zeiss.com/meditec
Carleton Optical
W: https://www.carletonltd.com/
Cerium Visual Technologies
W: https://ceriumvistech.com/
Continental Eyewear
W: https://continental-eyewear.com/
W: https://www.cosium.com/
Deepcove Ltd
W: https://www.deepcove.eu/
Dizzy Duck
W: http://www.dizzyduck.org
Dibble Optical
W: https://www.dibbleoptical.co.uk
Essilor UK Ltd
W: https://www.essilorluxottica.com/
W: https://www.eyespace-eyewear.co.uk/
Frost Optical Services
W: https://www.frostoptical.co.uk
Grafton Optical
W: https://www.graftonoptical.com/
Hanson Instruments
W: https://www.hansoninstruments.co.uk/
Heidelberg Engineering
W: https://www.heidelbergengineering.co.uk/
W: https://www.hilcovision.co.uk
Hoya Lens
W: https://www.hoyavision.com/uk/
W: https://www.inspecs.com/
Mainline Instruments
W: https://www.main-line.co.uk/
Mainline Optical Connections
W: http://www.ml-oc.com/
W: https://www.microminder.com/
W: https://www.millmeadopticalgroup.com
W: https://www.occuity.com/
W: https://www.ocuco.com/uk/
W: https://optinetuk.com/
W: https://www.optos.com/
Performance Finance
W: https://www.performancefinance.co.uk/
Practice Building
W: https://www.practicebuilding.co.uk/home
W: https://www.rodenstock.com/com/en/company.html
W: www.sightique.co.uk
Spec Care Services
W: https://exetereyewear.co.uk/
The Body Doctor
W: http://www.the-body.doctor.com/
W: https://topconhealthcare.eu/en_UK