Elon Musk, CEO and chief designer at SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, once said “I think the single best piece of advice is to constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself”.1 ODMA 2017 in Sydney will provide the perfect opportunity for eye health professionals to do exactly that as they meet suppliers, brush up on the latest technology and even get to give the latest equipment a whirl.
When ODMA 2017, the biennial Fair hosted by the Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association (ODMA) takes place from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July, optometrists will have a unique opportunity to research, try and compare the latest technology for detecting and monitoring eye conditions.
With all the major suppliers and distributors in one vast exhibition space at Darling Harbour’s new Exhibition Centre, this is by far the most efficient way to get a handle on the equipment that can enhance your services and importantly, provide your practice with a competitive advantage.
As well as a host of equipment exhibitors, delegates to ODMA will be able to attend seminars presented by international and local experts, many of which will highlight the way in which new technologies are enabling eye health professionals to deliver the very best vision outcomes to patients.
Speakers at ODMA 2017 will include Professor John Marshall from the UK, Roland Toyos from the USA, and Professor Minas Coroneo from Australia.
Professor Marshall has been listed as the headline speaker. The inventor of the revolutionary excimer laser, he will deliver three presentations entitled:
- Technology and optometry: the brave new world
- The science of cross-linking: tomorrow’s refractive surgery, and
- The blue light paradox: problem or panacea.
Rolando Toyos, developer of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for dry eye disease, will discuss the history and evolution of IPL technology, as well as the treatment protocol. He will also share tips about using IPL for dry eye disease.
Professor Minas Coroneo, who introduced trypan blue (VisionBlue) as an ocular dye, and is developing next generation intraocular lenses and glaucoma shunts (CyPass) as well as a bionic eye, will speak on the role of confocal laser scanning microscopy, for diagnostic purposes as well as cosmetic and therapeutic treatments. He will illustrate the successes and limitations of laser treatments and reveal lesser-known treatment modalities that may increase management options for a range of ocular surface diseases.
The full program of seminars and masterclasses is available at odma2017.com.au. Check it out soon as bookings for seminars and workshops are essential.