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What’s Hot at O=MEGA23

Considering an investment in new technology, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’re ready to upgrade and you’d like to see what the latest iteration of your existing device has to offer? Or maybe you’re setting up a new practice and need some advice on a complete fit out.

The long-awaited O=MEGA 23 is just around the corner, bringing with it all the major suppliers who can advise you on devices and technology to best suit your needs and enhance patient outcomes.

Within one enormous space at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, from 8–10 September you’ll be able to attend product demonstrations, get your hands on the latest equipment, and ask experienced reps to share their knowledge.

Tap into the nitty gritty of the technology, discuss how a device will fit into your practice to improve your workflow, and discover the best options to finance your investment over time… it will all be available to you at O=MEGA23.

This biennial event is the biggest optometric occasion in the Southern Hemisphere, and this year will be held in conjunction with the World Congress of Optometry (WCO4), an international conference hosted in a different city of the world every two years.

Read on to find some of the exhibitors who will be available to meet you.

ACOD

The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD) is the largest accredited independent provider of the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing in Australia and New Zealand.

Get your front of house team qualified with ACOD and take your practice to the next level. Benefit from student centred training that is completely customised, flexible, supportive, and responsive. RTO Code: 45068.

Visit: acod.edu.au

NovaTears

Unique dry eye products NovaTears and NovaTears+Omega-3 with patented EyeSol technology (pictured), provide an innovative water-free mode of action to lubricate dry eyes and act as a tear film stabiliser to reduce excessive tear evaporation. NovaTears is free of preservatives, surfactants, water, and phosphates, making it non-irritating.
This silky clear liquid does not blur vision when applied.

Contact: AFT Pharmaceuticals (AUS) 1800 041 026 or (NZ) 0800 423 823

AmblyoPlay

Compliance with vision therapy has been one of the main challenges for doctors and optometrists for many years. Using AmblyoPlay can help your patients become more compliant. This engaging and fun homework vision training solution is performed by playing therapeutic games on a tablet or a computer.

Visit: amblyoplay.com

BOC Instruments

BOC Instruments will display an extensive range of ophthalmic equipment at O=MEGA23. The company’s latest products include the new VF2000 Neo virtual reality portable visual field analyser (pictured) and the new Nidek AL-Scan M optical biometer for myopia management.

Contact: BOC Instruments (AUS)1800 804 331

Cylite

Cylite’s Hyperparallel optical coherence tomographer (HP-OCT) is a world first, capturing 3D volumetric OCT scans and overcoming motion artefact limitations of previous generation OCTs. Imaging both anterior and posterior segments, the HP-OCT provides full biometry parameters including axial length, anterior and posterior corneal topography, scleral topography, and epithelial maps, as well as retinal imaging. Proudly Australian made.

Visit: cyliteoptics.com

iCare EIDON Ultra-Widefield

The new iCare EIDON ultra-widefield expands the field of view of the iCare EIDON family up to 200° with mosaic, revealing early signs of different pathologies in the periphery. You can also capture a 120° single shot of the retina with superior edge-to-edge detail and contrast, allowing you to detect even the smallest details.

Contact: Designs for Vision (AUS) 1800 225 307 or (NZ) 0800 338 800

Daylight Magnificent Pro

Daylight’s quality task lighting is changing what is possible, enabling those struggling to see details, to get back to what they love.

Explore the new Magnificent Pro at O=MEGA23, including lamps with different colour temperatures and the latest portable rechargeable lights. Also on show will be Eschenbach’s outstanding optical and digital magnifiers.

Contact: Magnifiers Australia (AUS) 03 8756 0900

C.Stim

Visit Lumibird Medical to discover C.Stim – a new intense pulsed light device that is ergonomically designed and easy-to-use with intuitive software. It is adaptable for any clinic or practice set-up.

Unlike other devices, C.Stim uses a flashlamp water-cooling system to guarantee homogenous energy throughout the treatment process, which maximises patient comfort.

Visit: lumibirdmedical.com

Medmont Meridia Advanced Topographer

The Meridia’s gold-standard limbus-to-limbus topography produces real corneal data for higher first-fit success. For seamless contact lens ordering, use Medmont’s contact lens simulator, integrate it with custom design software, or export maps directly to lens labs. The Meridia Pro boasts an HD colour camera for anterior and fluorescein imaging and video, plus a dry eye suite including meibography, so you can increase your return on investment with one versatile instrument.

Contact: Medmont (AUS) 03 9259 0800

Optical Dispensers Australia

Optical Dispensers Australia (ODA) is Australia’s national member-based network for the optical dispensing industry. Created by dispensers for dispensers, it offers membership perks including exclusive access to a continued professional development webinar program, discounted tickets to ODA conferences and events, online optical calculators, human resources support, jobs board listings, health fund FAQs, and more.

Visit: odamembers.com.au

Olleyes

Olleyes Visuall VRP is a portable visual care testing platform that leverages virtual reality and artificial intelligence. It currently includes visual fields, acuity, colour vision, pupillometry, and extraocular motility testing.

Annie, the virtual assistant, speaks more than 35 languages and the dynamic matrix reduces fixation loss to zero.

Visit: olleyes.com

Daytona

Daytona produces a 200° single-capture optomap retinal image of unrivalled clarity in less than half a second. This fast, easy, patient friendly, ultra-widefield imaging technology was designed for healthy eye screening and has been shown to improve practice flow and patient engagement.

Visit: optos.com

ProAccounts

Say goodbye to manual stock updates. ProAccounts now provides full integration with Optomate Touch for end-to-end stock management. ProVision practices can now instantly bring any quantity of frames into Optomate, slashing time spent on invoicing and back-office administration. Stock entry now takes just 10 to 60 seconds, with trials indicating practice savings of AU$5,000+ per year.

Visit: provision.com.au

Blindshell

Looking for a mobile phone designed specifically for people who are blind or who have low vision?

The new BlindShell Classic 2 is now available in Australia and is priced competitively with smartphones. Though it shares many of the same powerful features as an iPhone, it is much simpler to control with just a few buttons. The BlindShell Classic 2 also has a very loud speaker and clear diction, making it useable in noisy environments, and by people who are hard of hearing.

Visit: quantumrlv.com.au

Cationorm

Cationorm (cationic nanoemulsion) is a new preservative-free, hydrating, and lubricating emulsion that protects the eye surface, reducing the discomfort and irritation of persistent dry eye caused by prolonged use of contact lenses, or environmental conditions.1

Patients should be instructed to always read the instructions for use, and if symptoms persist, to talk to their health professional.

For product information, contact Seqirus Medical Information (AUS) 1800 642 865 or [email protected].

PBS Information: Cationorm Multi Dose (10mL). Authority required (Streamlined) 6172.
Refer to PBS Schedule for full authority information.
Cationorm (30 x 0.4mL) is not listed on the PBS.
Contact: Good Optical Services (AUS) 1800 814 963

Solos

Solos is a fully automated lensmeter with a full range spectrometer that detects, measures and marks single vision, progressive and other multifocal lenses glazed in a spectacle frame or as uncut lenses.

Discover Solos, alongside Myah, Maestro2 and more at O=MEGA23.

Contact: Topcon Healthcare

Daily Multivitamin with Vision Support

Following more than a decade of success with Macutec and Lacritec products, Stiltec has launched its Daily Multivitamin with Vision Support.

According to Stiltec, supplement sales in Australia are estimated at well over AU$3 billion per year, with a third of these sales going through pharmacy. The multivitamin market alone is estimated at over $700 million. As such, this launch represents a great opportunity for entrepreneurial optometrists to participate in this market.

Contact: Stiltec (AUS) 07 3268 5044