Optometry Tomorrow 2018


18 - 19 March 2018 Add to calendar


Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP

Conference CET 15

Optometry Tomorrow is the College’s annual conference, AGM and exhibition. It is the UK’s leading clinical event for optometrists and therefore a must-attend occasion for all optometrists. If you want to find out about the latest clinical updates, innovations and meet the clinical leaders of the sector, Optometry Tomorrow is the event for you.  The conference has gone from strength to strength, with the last conference attracting over 900 attendees from a wide range of work settings.  

The interactive CET on offer at Optometry Tomorrow 2018 covers a range of optometrist and therapeutic competencies. The programme is jam-packed with lectures, peer discussions, seminars and workshops covering topics including OCT, dry eye, myopia control, AMD, glaucoma, contact lenses, BV, paediatrics and much more.  The conference also includes a range of sponsor sessions offering practical sessions for delegates. Two-day ticket holders will have the chance to gain up to 15 interactive CET points.

Latest speaker announcements

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Bastawrous, Co-Founder and CEO of Peek Vision, TED Fellow and Ophthalmologist will present the keynote lecture on reducing avoidable blindness globally. You can find out more about Andrew and his work in our Q&A. 

Following his top-rated lecture from the 2017 conference, Kam Balaggan, Consultant In Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina and Cataract at Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary will be presenting on VMT macular holes at the 2018 conference.

Other sessions include:

Dr Pearse Keane on binocular OCT. 

Professor James Wolffsohn FCOptom on the DEWS II report.

Gus Gazzard on glaucoma treatments: MIGs vs trabeculectomy.

Dr Nicola Logan MCOptom on myopia control.

Dawn Sim on diabetic eye disease.

Professor Philip Murray on anterior uveitis.

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney MCOptom on clinical compassion. Read here for more on Daniel's reasons why Optometry Tomorrow is the must attend conference of the year. 

Our conference includes two social events: a networking drinks reception on the Saturday; and our ever-popular gala dinner on the Sunday – a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow delegates and friends, speakers and College staff whilst dancing the night away to a live band.

With thanks to our sponsors