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                                                                                                          Welcome from the President                    4        Sponsors
                                                                                                                                                                  Hoya                                6
                                                                                                          About the Academy                             5         Rodenstock                         13
                                                                                                          About Budapest 2015                           7         Essilor                            31
                                                                                                                                                                 University of Applied Sciences     105
                                                                                                          EAOO programme                                         Velika Gorica
                                                                                                          Friday 15 May                               14
                                                                                                                                                                  University of Warsaw              171
                                                                                                          Saturday 16 May                             16
                                                                                                          Sunday 17 May                               20         Alcon                              174
                                                                                                                                                                 Johnson & Johnson                  176
                                                                                                          Reference guide
                                                                                                                                                                 Oculus                             178
                                                                                                          CET Points                                  22
                                                                                                          Poster Presentations                        24

                                                                                                          ECOO programme                              27

                                                                                                          Keynote speakers
                                                                                                          Professor José González-Méijome             28
                                                                                                          Professor Bruce Evans                       30

                                                                                                          Friday 15 May                               32
                                                                                                          Saturday 16 May                             38

                                                                                                          Friday 15 May                               44
                                                                                                          Saturday 16 May                             56
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Welcome                                                                                           Introduction
    From the President                                                                                About the Academy

    Dear colleagues,                                                                                  The Academy was launched in Lausanne,           each year, contributing to their
                                                                                                      Switzerland in May 2009, at the Spring          professional development, success and
    It gives me great pleasure to welcome you         Alongside the European Council of               Meeting of the European Council of              acclaim all over Europe.
    to the European Academy of Optometry              Optometry and Optics (ECOO), the                Optometry and Optics (ECOO). The
    and Optics’ seventh annual conference,            Academy network is supporting optometry         Secretariat is hosted by the College of        • Recognition
    Budapest 2015.                                    and optics professionals across Europe          Optometrists, London, United Kingdom.            Academy membership and Fellowship are
                                                      to work in collaboration, not isolation,        Our mission is to facilitate the changing         ways for your colleagues, patients and
    I would like to thank our host the Hungarian      to meet their challenges.                       face of optometry and optics in Europe by         the public to recognise your professional
    Craft Union of Private Opticians, for its                                                         engaging, educating, inspiring and                status, and your commitment to
    support and guidance in preparation for this      I want to thank you for supporting our          motivating our educators, students,               continuous development of your skills,
    year’s event. Budapest is our beautiful           conference and for helping make a               researchers and practitioners to achieve          knowledge and understanding.
    setting this year. I hope you get some time       difference to the practice of optometry         the highest level of practice.                   You can use our member logo, which
    to explore this wonderful city alongside our      and optics in Europe. Over the next three                                                         will show you support the advancement
    busy conference schedule.                         days you will have the opportunity to           Member benefits:                                  of optometry and optics and other
                                                      meet colleagues from all over the world,        • Networking                                    Academy strategic aims.
    The Academy conference goes from strength         listen to engaging lectures and participate       You have the opportunity to collaborate
    to strength, and this year we have been           in topical discussions. As well as increasing      with a network of members,                  • Resources
    focusing on making this event our best ever       or sharing your knowledge, I hope you
    in terms of delegate numbers and extensive                                                           practitioners, industry bodies and            You will have access to our new resource
                                                      make new acquaintances and above all
    topics on offer. Thank you to all of our                                                             educators across Europe and beyond.            hub, which provides you with online
                                                      enjoy this unique experience.
    fantastic lecturers, discussion and workshop                                                         Special Interest Groups (SIGs)                 access to our conference sessions all
    leaders and poster presenters; without you                                                           give you the opportunity to build links        year round. Our monthly e-newsletter
                                                      We already have some exciting plans in
    we would not be able to share skills,                                                                with other members on specialist topics        keeps you up to date with the latest
                                                      place for our 2016 conference, which
    knowledge and experience or discuss the           will take place in Berlin. For your chance         which interest you.                            developments from the Academy and the
    challenges we face in optometry and optics        to win a complimentary conference ticket                                                          profession and you can share your own
    across Europe. You make this conference           to the 2016 event please complete your          • Professional development                       news or events. You will have access
    a remarkable event for all of our delegates.      feedback form. Your views are critical to          Our annual conference, a must-attend           to the password-protected area of
                                                      help us improve the event.                         event in the optometry and optics              our website, including our member
    Special thanks must go to our headline                                                               calendar, provides you with excellent          directory, Special Interest Group forums,
    sponsor, HOYA, who is hosting half of             I look forward to seeing new faces and             learning, networking and social                and an ‘ask the expert’ page.
    the clinical workshops at the Hoya Faculty        meeting old friends of the Academy at              opportunities to help develop your skills
    Education and Experience Centre. Thanks           Budapest 2015.                                     and knowledge. Members receive a             You will be offered a discounted
    also to Semmelweis University who is                                                                 discounted ticket rate to our conference.    subscription to the journal, Optometry
    providing the facilities for the other half of    Best wishes,                                       In addition to this, Academy                 in Practice, access to the Journal of
    the workshops. We are incredibly grateful                                                            Fellowship (FEAOO) is awarded to             Optometry (Spain), and Ophthalmic
    to our gold sponsor Essilor, our silver sponsor                                                      members who have made a significant          and Physiological Optics (OPO)
    Anglia Ruskin University, and our yearly                                                             contribution to optometry or optics,         abstract summary only.
    sponsors Alcon and Johnson & Johnson.                                                                and shown commitment to the
    Without their support the Academy would                                                              profession. A rapidly growing number
    not be able to offer you such an exciting         Professor Paul Murphy                              of members are awarded a Fellowship
    and extensive conference programme.               President, European Academy
                                                      of Optometry and Optics

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With thanks                    Important information
                                                                   to our platinum                Budapest 2015
                                                                   and clinical
                                                                   workshop sponsor

                                                                                                  Clinical workshops
                                                                                                  The programme features a total of 12               SPECIAL MEETING ON
                                                                                                  clinical workshops on Friday and Saturday          HIGHER EDUCATION
    Proud to contribute to developments           Service is in the DNA of the entire HOYA        morning. Each workshop will last three
    in our field of expertise                     organisation. To support our clients            hours and will provide you with an                 14:15, Friday 15 May,
                                                  and opticians worldwide, we offer               opportunity to explore a topic in depth and        Villany room, Hilton Budapest City
    This year HOYA is headline sponsor at         a wide range of in-store consultation-,         gain practical skills. (Please note workshops      At Budapest 2015 we are hosting
    the European Academy of Optometry             measurement-, ordering- and sales               will be held at Semmelweis University and          a free one-off meeting to bring
    and Optics conference in Budapest 2015.       tools. HOYA is leading when it comes            the Hoya Faculty Education and Experience          together educators across Europe
                                                  to innovative and technological in-store        Centre, transport to and from the sessions         to discuss the key issues faced by
    We are proud to contribute to this            solutions; its innovative apps have been        will be provided, see page 14.) Workshops          universities. A series of presentations
    platform which is being expanded by the       acknowledged with several awards                are not included in the attendance fee             and discussions will focus on the
    EAOO and combines knowledge and               and are an excellent example of the way         for the main conference. Enquire about             challenges you face in optical and
    information on optometry, dispensing          HOYA is addressing the trend towards            workshop spaces at the registration desk.          optometric higher education, possible
    and vision science. As a global and leading   mobile working.                                                                                    solutions and best practice. If you are
    player in the world of optometry and                                                          Conference sessions                                a member of university staff, please
    optics, we see it as an obligation to         In 2010, HOYA established its HOYA              The programme is made up of different              make sure you join the discussion.
    allow all colleagues to benefit from our      Faculty Education & Experience Centre           types of sessions. Each one focuses on             Pre-booking is not required.
    ever increasing knowledge and innovative      in Budapest in order to support opticians,      research findings, clinical skills or
    products we develop. Noblesse oblige.         optometrists and ophthalmologists               educational issues, although many cover
                                                  from across Europe in their daily practice,     more than one of these to help encourage        Poster presentations
    Based on its InnoVision research and          improving their skills in optometry and         interaction and networking:                     Over 50 posters will be displayed in the
    design platform, HOYA Vision Care             product knowledge and updating them on          •	Presentations: involve a presenter           Hilton hotel foyer and Tokaj A throughout
    Europe provides highly advanced               the latest developments in the optical field.      providing information and learning for       the conference. They will cover new
    ophthalmic lenses, strong and aesthetic                                                          most of the session, with some time          research and clinical and educational issues.
    materials, and is renowned for its top        Olga Prenat, Dean of Hoya Faculty,                 for questions and discussion.                The posters will be available for viewing
    quality anti-reflective coatings and          explains it thus: “I see it as a challenge                                                      throughout the event and presenters will
                                                                                                  •	Discussions: will involve the introduction
    advanced lens treatments. All HOYA            for myself and my team to build a bridge                                                        be beside their poster at various times
                                                                                                     of one or more relevant topics that fit
    products are manufactured using the           between the latest developments in                                                              for you to ask questions, giving you a great
                                                                                                     under the session title, before the key
    latest technologies and can be identified     our field and the eye care professionals                                                        opportunity to meet colleagues and learn
                                                                                                     discussion points for each are discussed
    by the same high quality, being               looking to take these new insights and use                                                      more. All posters have been given a number
                                                                                                     by all those attending.
    guaranteed by HOYA’s strict quality           them in practice.”                                                                              (see pages 24-26). Presenters with odd
                                                                                                  •	Special Interest Groups (SIGs): open to      numbered posters (1, 3, 5, etc) are
    control systems.
                                                                                                     all delegates at the conference, these       requested to be beside their poster to
                                                  With the dedication of Hoya and the other
                                                                                                     sessions bring together colleagues           answer questions during the coffee breaks
                                                  participants, the coming edition of the
                                                                                                     with interests in specific areas and are     at 15:15 on Friday, 10:30 on Saturday and
                                                  EAOO conference in Budapest promises to
                                                                                                     led and presented by experts in the field.   10:00 on Sunday. Presenters with even
                                                  be a great success.
                                                                                                     Topics include binocular vision; cornea,     numbered posters (2, 4, 6, etc) are
                                                                                                     contact lenses and refractive technology;    requested to be beside their poster during
                                                                                                     optometric education; optometric             the coffee breaks at 10:30 and 15:30 on
                                                                                                     low vision rehabilitation; and primary       Saturday and 10:00 on Sunday.
                                                                                                     eye care.

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Important information
    Budapest 2015

    Lunch and coffee breaks                           CET points                                     Things to see in Budapest                      Social programme
    Refreshments will be provided in the              Many of the programme sessions have            Named as one of the most beautiful cities      Friday at 18:00 – please join us for the
    allocated lunch and coffee breaks shown           been approved for Continuing Education         in Europe, Budapest is the capital and the     Academy drinks reception in the foyer
    in the programme. Please use this time            and Training points (CET), as certified by     largest city in Hungary. It is the country’s   of the Hilton hotel. You will have
    to view the posters on display in the foyer       the General Optical Council (GOC) in the       principal political, cultural, commercial,     the opportunity to view the posters and
    and Tokaj A.                                      UK. Please refer to the national regulator     industrial, and transportation centre.         catch up with colleagues.
                                                      within your country to confirm the
    CooperVision/Sauflon Centre                       eligibility of UK points for your own          While in Budapest, make sure you explore       ECOO Get Together dinner, Friday
    of Innovation tour                                professional regulator. The sessions which     its extensive World Heritage Site, including   evening – the dinner takes place in
    At various times throughout the conference        have been approved for CET points              the banks of the Danube, the Buda              Vadaspark Restaurant which is located
    you have the unique opportunity to visit          are listed in the table on pages 22–23         Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’       in a forest on the outskirts of Budapest.
    the CooperVision/Sauflon state of the             and also with the session abstract.            Square and the Millennium Underground          Traditional Hungarian food will
    art contact lens manufacturing facility           In order to receive CET points, you            Railway, the second-oldest metro               be served and guests will enjoy live folk
    sited alongside the award winning Centre          must complete a CET form which                 line in the world. Within the Budapest         music entertainment. Delegates who
    of Innovation just 40 minutes from                should be deposited in a box at the            skyline you can see a beautiful array          have pre-booked will find their tickets in
    the centre of Budapest. See first-hand the        end of the session. CET forms will be          of art nouveau architecture, including         their conference registration pack.
    production of the unique clariti family           included in your registration envelope         the Hungarian Parliament Building
    of silicone hydrogel lenses and explore           for those delegates who have informed          which is only 15 minutes walk from the         Academy dinner, Saturday evening –
    the architecturally acclaimed Centre              us that they are registered with the GOC.      conference venue. You can get free maps        the dinner takes place on the ‘Európa’
    of Innovation. Enquire about the tour                                                            of the city from the conference registration   river boat which is the biggest Hungarian
    at the registration desk. Places are              ECOO Spring Meeting                            desk. Alternatively, find out more about       Boat on the Danube. This dinner gives
    allocated on a first come first serve basis,      The European Council of Optometry and          Budapest at                  conference delegates a chance to
    transport to and from the facility is provided.   Optics’ General Assembly and meetings                                                         socialise with each other while admiring
                                                      will take place from Thursday to Saturday.                                                    their surroundings on the beautiful
    Presentation prizes                               Please see the ECOO programme on                  Access to conference sessions               Danube river. Delegates who have
    There will be three presentation prizes           page 27 for the full list of meetings taking      after Budapest 2015                         pre-booked will find their tickets in their
    awarded in Budapest: the Poster                   place including open meetings which all                                                       conference registration pack.
    Presentation Prize, the New Poster Presenter      delegates can attend.                             After the conference, members can
    Prize, and the Outstanding Contribution                                                             view and download selected                  To enquire about spaces on either dinner,
    Prize (for which all presenters are eligible).                                                      speaker presentations by logging            please visit the conference registration
    The Programme Panel will make the final              Feedback form                                  into the new Academy resource hub:          desk at the Hilton Budapest City Hotel.
    decision on all the prizes, but we would like        Please fill in your conference feedback                     For coach pick up times for the ECOO
    you to help them by voting for your                  form found in your registration pack           eaoo-resource-hub.cfm                       and EAOO dinners please see page 10.
    favourite poster by using the prize voting           and leave it at the registration desk
    form you will receive in your delegate pack          for a chance to win a ticket to next
    when you register at the conference.                 year’s conference in Berlin.
    Please hand your completed prize
    voting form to the registration desk
    by 11.30 on Sunday.

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Important information
    Budapest 2015

    Coach transport
    We will be providing coach transport to and from the workshops,                                Academy sponsors                            Student sponsor:
    CooperVision/Sauflon visit and dinner venues at the following times:                           Alcon                         CooperVision

                                          Friday 15 May                                            Johnson and Johnson Vision Care             Sponsor:
                                 For clinical workshops                                                       Oculus
    08:15      Hilton Budapest City TO Hoya Faculty Education and Experience Centre
                                                                                                   Conference sponsors                         Exhibitors
    08:15      Hilton Budapest City TO Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University
                                                                                                   Platinum and Clinical workshop:             Conference sponsors Hoya, Essilor and
    12:00 noon Workshop venues TO Hilton Budapest City
                                                                                                   HOYA                            Anglia Ruskin University each have a
                                     For ECOO dinner                                                                                           stand at this year’s conference. They will
    19:00      Hilton Budapest City TO Vadaspark Restaurant                                        Gold:                                       be located in the foyer of the Hilton
    22:30      Vadaspark Restaurant TO Hilton Budapest City                                        Essilor                     hotel. You can also meet the Academy
                                      Saturday 16 May                                                                                          team at our exhibition stand, sign up to
                                 For clinical workshops                                            Silver:                                     our mailing list and find out more about
                                                                                                   Anglia Ruskin University                    our new online resource hub.
    08:15      Hilton Budapest City TO Hoya Faculty Education and Experience Centre
    08:15      Hilton Budapest City TO Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University
    12:00 noon Workshop venues TO Hilton Budapest City
                                   For Academy dinner
    19:00      Hilton Budapest City TO Európa Boat                                               European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)
    22:30      Európa boat TO Hilton Budapest City                                               Budapest 2015 begins with the ECOO spring meeting. ECOO is the European umbrella
                                                                                                 organisation which represents the interests of more than 75,000 optometrists and
      Budapest 2015 venues                                ECOO dinner                            opticians from 26 European countries. Find out more
      Hilton Budapest City                                Vadaspark Restaurant
      Váci út 1-3                                         XII. Ker., Szanatorium u.,             Hungarian Craft Union of Private Opticians
      Budapest 1062                                       Budapest, Hungary                      The Hungarian Craft Union of Private Opticians is hosting our joint Academy conference
      Hungary                                                     and ECOO meeting this year. The Hungarian Craft Union is the leading professional                        This dinner is included in the price   organisation for optometrists in Budapest, committed to promoting vision care for its
                                                          of the ECOO ticket.                    members in Hungary. Its mission is to educate and support optometrists.
      Clinical workshops
      Hoya Faculty Education and Experience Centre        Academy dinner
      Vörösmarty tér 1                                    Európa Boat
      Budapest 1051                                       Európa Hajó rendezvényhajó,
                                                          Budapest, Szilágyi Dezső tér, 1011
      Faculty of Health Sciences                          Hungary
      Semmelweis University
      17 Vas str.
      Budapest H-1088
      Transport will be provided from the
      Hilton to/from the workshop venues.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programme – Friday 15 May
    Friday 15 May                                                                                           Workshop at Hoya Faculty                   Workshop at Semmelweis University

                                   EAOO Clinical workshops at Semmelweis University                             Time             Ballroom                     Eger Room                 Villany Room
                                                    & Hoya Faculty
                                                                                                                         CLINICAL                      RESEARCH                    SPECIAL INTEREST
        07:30                                       Registration opens                                                   PRESENTATION 2                PRESENTATION 2              GROUP
                                                                                                                         Glaucoma,                     Anterior Eye                Education
                                EAOO Clinical workshops at Semmelweis University
                                                                                                                         Dr Brett Bence and                                        (continued)
     08:30–09:00                 & Hoya Faculty Education and Experience Centre
                                                                                                                         Dr Tony Redmond               Dr Saeed Akhtar: 3D
                                        Travel from Hilton hotel to workshops
                                                                                                                                                       and ultra-structural
                    CLINICAL WORKSHOPS (09:00 – 12 noon)                                                                 This session will draw        study of collagen fibrils
                    1. Advanced
                                  optic disc assessment in glaucoma – Patrick Gunn                       15:45–16:45   together presentations        and proteoglycans
                    2. Management of specific cases with progressive lenses – Dominique Meslin                           around the theme of           of hydrated human
                        dvanced retinoscopy – Kristina Mihic
                    3. A                                                                                                 glaucoma, its diagnosis       corneal stroma.
     09:00–12:00    4. Binocular
                                 balancing using micro-prisms and ND filters – Jonathan Shapiro                       and treatment, with the
                    5. D
                        iagnosing meibomian gland and ocular surface diseases                                           aim of giving delegates       Professor Peter Gierow:
                       – Anne-Marie Lahr                                                                                 a greater understanding       Comparison of two
                    6. Diagnosis and treatment of visual processing dysfunctions                                        and confidence                variants of the Phenol
                           – Dr Marie Bodack                                                                             in treating patients.         Red Thread test.

     12:00–13:00                                    Lunch – restaurant                                                                                 RESEARCH
                                                                                                                                                       PRESENTATION 3              EDUCATION
     13:00–13:45                                 Academy AGM – Ballroom                                                  PRESENTATION 3
                                                                                                                                                       Glaucoma                    PRESENTATION 1
                                                                                                                         What is evidence-
     14:00–14:15                                Opening address – Ballroom                                                                                                         European Diploma
                                                                                                                         based practice?
                                                                                                                                                       Marketa Cilkova:            Accreditation,
                             Ballroom                    Eger Room                  Villany Room                         Dr Sotiris Plainis,
                                                                                                                                                       Determining the cone:       Dr Robert Chappell
                                                                                                                         Dr Einat Shneor
                    CLINICAL                      RESEARCH                    SPECIAL INTEREST                                                         ganglion cell ratio in
                    PRESENTATION 1                PRESENTATION 1              GROUP                                                                    glaucoma using              The presentation will
                                                                                                                         Evidence-based health
                    Managing dry eye              Accommodation               Education                                                                psychophysical measures     provide an opportunity
                                                                                                                         care is the use
                    patients,                                                                                                                          of retinal ganglion         for educators to become
                                                                                                                         of information that is
                    Dr Frank Eperjesi, Dr Ali     Azam Hazman:                Dr Frantishek Pluhacek:      16:45–17:45                                 cell density and in vivo    better informed about
                                                                                                                         evidence-based in
                    Masmali, Nick Rumney          The effects of 10           Erasmus exchange of                                                      imaging of retinal          the European Diploma
                                                                                                                         order to make the right
                                                  minutes Monocular           teachers – how we did it.                                                cones by a narrow angle     in Optometry and
                                                                                                                         decisions about the care
                    Accurate investigation        Pencil Push-up                                                                                       Heidelberg Retina           its relevance to the
                                                                                                                         of individual patients
                    of dry eye is crucial         training on vergence        Alen Stranjik: How to                                                    Angiograph.                 development of
                                                                                                                         or the delivery of health
                    to correct management         and accommodation           effectively network your                                                                             optometric education
                                                                                                                         services. This session will
                    of the condition.             parameters.                 university with others                                                   Lindsay Rountree:           and the scope-of-
                                                                                                                         introduce the concept
     14:15–15:15                                                                                                                                       Response variability        practice in Europe.
                    This session will look                                    for twinning                               and describe some
                    at the nature of dry eye,     Dr Ebrahim                  opportunities.                                                           for perimetric stimuli
                                                                                                                         of the processes needed
                    recent research and           Jafarzadehpur: Study                                                                                 of different area
                                                                                                                         to deliver such practice.
                    its possible application      of changes in facility of   Matjaž Mihelčič: Lost in                                                 in healthy observers.
                    to practice and how           accommodation and           translation – cross                                      Drinks & networking reception & poster viewings
                    to sell dry eye services      vergence, after visual      border implementation        18:00–19:00
                                                                                                                                                 Foyer & Tokaj A, Hilton hotel
                    to patients.                  training in computerised    of optometry
                                                  visual space.               programmes, how to
                                                                              overcome barriers for
                                                                              teachers, students and
                                                                              the public.

     15:15–15:45               Poster presentations & coffee break – Foyer & Tokaj A

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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Programme – Saturday 16 May
    Saturday 16 May                                                                               Workshop at Hoya Faculty                 Workshop at Semmelweis University

                                                                                                                                                              EAOO Clinical workshops at
         Time                Ballroom                         Eger Room                                Time                  Tokaj B Room
                                                                                                                                                           Semmelweis University & Hoya Faculty

         07:30                            Registration opens                                           07:30                                   Registration opens

                                        CLINICAL DISCUSSION 1                                                   RESEARCH PRESENTATION 4
                                        Becoming happy optometrists                                             Contact lenses
                                                                                                                Slavyana Ivanova: Dynamic adsorption
                                        Mila Dragomirova: Establishing optometry as a                           of meibomian Langmuir-Blodgett
                                        profession in Bulgaria.                                                 films to contact lens surfaces: a useful
                                                                                                                                                                   Travel from Hilton hotel
                                                                                                                tool for rapid in vitro evaluation of
     08:30–09:30                                                                                  08:30–09:30                                                           to workshops
                                        Elo Olonen: Optometrists’ job satisfaction in Estonia.                  lipid deposition.
                                                                                                                Professor José M González-Méijome:
                                                                                                                Changes in field curvature after
                                                                                                                orthokeratology for different degrees
                                                                                                                of myopia.
                                        SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP                                                  CLINICAL PRESENTATION 4                    CLINICAL WORKSHOPS
                                        Binocular vision                                                        Visual consequences of traumatic           (09:30–12 noon)
                                                                                                                brain injury, Debra Nelissen
                                        This session encourages delegates to share                                                                         1. G
                                                                                                                                                               laucoma investigations on the slit
                                        knowledge, best practice and to discuss the                             This session will educate healthcare          lamp – Daniela Nosch
                                        latest research in binocular vision, examination,                       providers on the diagnosis and
     09:30–10:30                        correction, cure and training.                                                                                     2. Low vision: helping people with
                                                                                                  09:30–10:30   treatment of the visual consequences
                                                                                                                                                              sight loss to use their residual
                                                                                                                of traumatic brain injury (TBI), to
                         ECOO General                                                                                                                         vision – Geoffroy Meynet
                                                                                                                standardise care given to this patient
                                                                                                                population in order to improve quality     3. Perimetry – Dr Holger Dietze
                                                                                                                and outcomes.
                                                                                                                                                           4. B
                                                                                                                                                               asic to intermediate vision therapy
                                                                                                                                                              techniques – Dr Christine Allison
                                                                                                                                                           5. B
                                                                                                                                                               inocular vision: back to the basics
                                               Poster presentations & coffee break                                     Poster presentations &                 – Dr Marten Fortuin
      10:30–11:30                                                                                 10:30–11:30
                                                        – Foyer & Tokaj A                                          coffee break – Foyer & Tokaj A
                                                                                                                                                           6. Treatment and management of
                                        RESEARCH PRESENTATION 5                                                 SPONSOR SESSION 1 – HOYA                      meibomian gland and ocular surface
                                        Binocular vision                                                        Anand Manichand                               diseases – Anne-Marie Lahr

      11:30–12:00                       Dr Monika Borwińska: Dependence of the                    11:30–12:00   Posterior eye imaging – the usability
                                        binocular summation ratio on the fatigue and                            and validity of Scanning Laser
                                        visual task difficulty.                                                 Ophthalmoscope technology versus
                                                                                                                fundus photography.
                                        Rupal Lovell-Patel: A four year audit of the Visual
                                        Stress Clinic at Anglia Ruskin University Eye Clinic.
     12:00–12:30                                                                                  12:00–12:30

      12:30–13:30                         Lunch – restaurant                                      12:30–13:30                                  Lunch – restaurant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programme – Saturday 16 May
    Saturday 16 May

         Time                       Ballroom                                  Eger Room                       Time                                         Tokaj B Room
                    CLINICAL PRESENTATION 5                    RESEARCH PRESENTATION 6                                   CLINICAL DISCUSSION 2
                    How to transfer clinical findings          Vision and everyday tasks                                 Optical humanitarianism
                    into practical lens solutions,
                    Petri Eskola                               Mariano González-Pérez:                                   Dr Howard McAlister: Transitioning from episodic to sustained care in
                                                               Ocular accommodation and visual                           humanitarian service.
                    This session will cover how vision can     symptoms among visual display
      13:30–14:30   be affected by lens design and the         terminal (VDT) users.                       13:30–14:30   Dr Jeffrey Weaver: Optometric implications of Ebola and other emerging
                    pathology of the eye, looking at                                                                     infectious diseases.
                    how these factors can contribute to        Dr Sotiris Plainis: Eye fixations
                    non-tolerances and how they can            in reading: effects of luminance,
                    be minimised through the appropriate       contrast and print size.
                    choice and fitting of progressive
                    addition or any other kind of lens.
                     EAOO Keynote 1 – Professor José González-Méijome – Optically-guided                                 EAOO Keynote 1 – Professor José González-Méijome – Optically-guided
      14:30–15:30                                                                                          14:30–15:30
                        myopia control treatments: the latest developments – Ballroom                                       myopia control treatments: the latest developments – Ballroom
      15:30–16:00              Poster presentations & coffee break – Foyer & Tokaj A                       15:30–16:00             Poster presentations & coffee break – Foyer & Tokaj A
                    CLINICAL PRESENTATION 6                    EDUCATION PRESENTATION 2                                  CLINICAL DISCUSSION 3
                    Paediatrics                                Becoming a European Academy                               An introduction to low vision pathology, Jennifer Brower
                                                               Fellow, Caroline Christie
                    Dr Marie Bodack: Paediatric Herpes                                                                   Many optometrists and dispensing opticians do not undertake low vision work
      16:00–17:00   Simplex Virus.                             This session will provide potential         16:00–17:00   in any depth, but the numbers of low vision patients are increasing. This session
                                                               applicants with details on the benefits                   will describe the common causes of low vision and their impact on vision,
                    Aiga Svede: Near vision problems           of Academy Fellowship, and will                           the principles and relevance of treatments and appropriate low vision aids.
                    and learning difficulties in school        include how to prepare a case record
                    age children.                              for Fellowship examination.
                    CLINICAL PRESENTATION 7                    SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP                                    CLINICAL DISCUSSION 4
                    Therapeutic contact lenses and             Low vision rehabilitation                                 Sticking to contact lenses
                    irregular corneas, Dr Langis Michaud
                                                               This session helps to further all aspects                 Dr Beáta Tapasztó: Contact lens related dry eye.
      17:00–18:00   This lecture will focus on some specific   of optometric low vision rehabilitation     17:00–18:00
                    case studies from practice, and detail     through the exchange of knowledge                         David Berkow: What’s it all about: the contact lens drop-out.
                    how prescribing solutions were created     and experience across Europe.
                    to fit the particular circumstances                                                                  Bo Lauenborg: Fixing the scary numbers of patient dropout.
                    of the patients.
                       Academy dinner (offsite) & presentation of new Academy Fellows:                                      Academy dinner (offsite) & presentation of new Academy Fellows:
      19:00–23:00                                                                                          19:00–23:00
                                                 Európa Boat                                                                                          Európa Boat

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European Academy of Optometry and Optics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Programme – Sunday 17 May
    Sunday 17 May

        Time                 Ballroom                    Eger Room                     Villany Room                Time                Ballroom                       Eger Room                    Villany Room

                   CLINICAL                      EDUCATION                                                      10:00–10:30                Poster Presentations & Coffee Break – Foyer and Tokaj A
                   PRESENTATION 8                DISCUSSION 1
                                                                                                                              CLINICAL                        SPECIAL INTEREST              DISCUSSION SESSION
                   Binocular vision,             Tools for teaching
                                                                                                                              PRESENTATION 12                 GROUP                         Poster presentations:
                   Professor Bruce Evans         optometry
                                                                                                                              The ageing eye,                 Primary eye care              what have we learned?
                   and Dr Marten Fortuin
                                                                                                                              Professor Zoltan Nagy                                         Rupal Lovell-Patel and
                                                 Dr Olivia Hunt: A bespoke
                                                                                                                                                              This session will discuss     Daniela Nosch
                   Binocular vision is an area   iPad app to enhance
                                                                                                                              This session will look          refraction and dispensing
                   of increasing importance      feedback to students in
                                                                                                                              at conditions affecting         and the diagnosis             This session will bring
                   for the treatment of          optometry public service
                                                                                                                10:30–11:30   the cornea and the lens         and management of minor       together learning from all
                   patients, with complaints     clinics.
                                                                                                                              as eyes age, with an            eye diseases in order to      the posters, grouped under
                   linked to binocular vision
     08:00–09:00                                                                                                              emphasis on femtosecond         contribute to the provision   specific themes and related
                   difficulties becoming more    Dr Asen Pashov:
                                                                                                                              laser assisted corneal          of excellent primary eye      to each other, and will
                   prevalent. This session       Difficulties in teaching
                                                                                                                              and cataract surgeries.         care to the public.           allow delegates to discuss
                   will look at some of these    optometry in Bulgaria.
                                                                                                                                                                                            what they have learnt
                   difficulties and explain
                                                                                                                                                                                            and where they would like
                   what practitioners can do     Dinah Paritzky: Lifelong
                                                                                                                                                                                            to know more.
                   to help their patients.       Learning in Applied Fields
                                                 Tempus funded consortium                                                     CLINICAL                        SPECIAL INTEREST              CLINICAL DISCUSSION 5
                                                 is promoting curriculum                                                      PRESENTATION 13                 GROUP                         Mobile eye care
                                                 reform in optometric                                                         Blue light: hype or             Cornea, contact lenses
                                                 education.                                                                   reality? Petri Eskola           and refractive                Mateusz Grzonka:
                                                                                                                                                              technology                    Optometrists bring vision.
                                                                                                                              This session will provide an
                   CLINICAL                      CLINICAL                       CLINICAL                                      overview of the common          Mario Teufl: The impact of    Jedrzej Kucko: Smart
                   PRESENTATION 9                PRESENTATION 10                PRESENTATION 11                               symptoms that are               Orthokeratology in a          technology in optometry
                   Contact lenses and            Managing the patient’s         Binocular vision case                         currently associated with       myopic growing world.         practice.
                   anterior segment              needs                          studies                                       blue light, especially
                   disease, Dr Langis                                                                                         the impact on children, as      Helmut Fuchs: The red
                   Michaud                       Dr Brett Bence: Amaurosis      Caroline Hurst:                               well as the most common         eye – a guideline for
                                                 fugax: considerations for      The benefits of neural                        solutions that are available    optometrists and opticians.
                   Contact lenses can induce     the ophthalmic practitioner.   plasticity to clinical                        at the moment to reduce
                   anterior segment                                             practice: a case study.                       the impact of blue light.
                   pathologies or can be         David Berkow: The
     09:00–10:00   used as part of the           importance of including        Dr Wolfgang Jaschinski:
                                                                                                                                                 EAOO Keynote 2 – Professor Bruce Evans
                   treatment of ocular surface   emotional support              Review of fixation disparity:   12:30–13:30
                                                                                                                                      Kids and contact lenses: turning theory into practice – Ballroom
                   disease. This session will    in holistic low vision care    methods, findings,
                   explore the causative or      for those with age-related     concepts.                       13:30–13:45                                  Closing address – Ballroom
                   therapeutic role of contact   macular degeneration.                                          13:45–14:30                                      Lunch – restaurant
                   lenses in various anterior                                   Jonathan Shapiro: Use
                   segment disorders,                                           of yoked and differential
                   and will help practitioners                                  prisms to alleviate the
                   become familiar with                                         symptoms of orthopaedic
                   the latest treatment                                         abnormalities.
                   options available.

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Reference guide                                                                                How to claim CET points
    Continuing Education and Training (CET) points                                                 At the end of the lecture or workshop please put your completed CET form
                                                                                                   in the designated box. CET forms can be found in your registration pack.

                              CET                                                                  Visual consequences of     Lecture   Saturday 16 May   Debra          Optometrist    1
                                                                           Target         CET
    Session                   session    Time              Speaker                                 traumatic brain injury               09:30–10:30       Nelissen
                                                                           audience       Points
                              type                                                                 How to transfer clinical   Lecture   Saturday 16 May   Petri Eskola   Optometrist,   1
    Diagnosis and           Workshop     Friday 15 May     Marie           Optometrist    3        findings into practical              13:30–14:30                      Dispensing
    treatment of visual                  09:00–12:00       Bodack                                  lens solutions                                                        Optician
    processing dysfunctions                                                                        Myopia – optically-        Lecture   Saturday 16 May   José           Optometrist,   1
    Advanced optic disc    Workshop      Friday 15 May     Patrick Gunn Optometrist       3        guided myopia control                14:30–15:30       González-      Contact Lens
    assessment in glaucoma               09:00–12:00                                               treatments: the latest                                 Méijome        Optician
    Diagnosing meibomian      Workshop   Friday 15 May     Anne-Marie      Optometrist    3
    gland and ocular                     09:00–12:00       Lahr                                    Paediatrics                Lecture   Saturday 16 May   Marie                         1
    surface diseases                                                                                                                    16:00–17:00       Bodack, Aiga
    Management of specific Workshop      Friday 15 May     Dominique       Optometrist,   3
    cases with progressive               09:00–12:00       Meslin          Dispensing              An introduction to         Lecture   Saturday 16 May   Jennifer       Optometrist,   1
    lenses                                                                 Optician                low vision pathology                 16:00–17:00       Brower         Dispensing
    Advanced retinoscopy      Workshop   Friday 15 May     Kristina        Optometrist,   3
                                         09:00–12:00       Mihic           Contact Lens            Therapeutic contact        Lecture   Saturday 16 May   Langis         Optometrist    1
                                                                           Optician                lenses and irregular                 17:00–18:00       Michaud
    Binocular balancing       Workshop   Friday 15 May     Jonathan        Optometrist    3
    using micro-prisms                   09:00–12:00       Shapiro                                 Sticking to                Lecture   Saturday 16 May   Beáta          Optometrist,   1
    and ND filters                                                                                 contact lenses                       17:00–18:00       Tapasztó,      Contact Lens
                                                                                                                                                          David          Optician
    Managing dry              Lecture    Friday 15 May     Frank           Optometrist    1
                                                                                                                                                          Berkow, Bo
    eye patients                         14:15–15:15       Eperjesi, Ali
                                                           Nicholas                                Binocular vision           Lecture   Sunday 17 May     Bruce Evans    Optometrist,   1
                                                           Rumney                                                                       08:00–09:00       and Marten     Dispensing
                                                                                                                                                          Fortuin        Optician
    Glaucoma                  Lecture    Friday 15 May     Brett Bence     Optometrist    1
                                         15:45–16:45       and Tony                                Contact lenses             Lecture   Sunday 17 May     Langis         Optometrist,   1
                                                           Redmond                                 and anterior                         09:00–10:00       Michaud        Contact Lens
                                                                                                   segment disease                                                       Optician
    Basic to intermediate     Workshop   Saturday 16 May   Christine       Optometrist    3
    vision therapy                       09:00–12:00       Allison                                 Managing the               Lecture   Sunday 17 May     Brett Bence,   Optometrist    1
    techniques                                                                                     patient’s needs                      09:00–10:00       David
    Perimetry                 Workshop   Saturday 16 May   Holger          Optometrist    3
                                         09:00–12:00       Dietze                                  Binocular vision           Lecture   Sunday 17 May     Caroline       Optometrist    1
                                                                                                   case studies                         09:00–10:00       Hurst,
    Binocular vision:         Workshop   Saturday 16 May   Marten          Optometrist    3
    back to the basics                   09:00–12:00       Fortuin
    Treatment and             Workshop   Saturday 16 May   Anne-Marie      Optometrist    3                                                               Jonathan
    management of                        09:00–12:00       Lahr                                                                                           Shapiro
    meibomian gland and
                                                                                                   The ageing eye             Lecture   Sunday 17 May     Zoltan Zsolt   Optometrist    1
    ocular surface diseases
                                                                                                                                        10:30–11:30       Nagy
    Low vision: helping       Workshop   Saturday 16 May   Geoffroy        Optometrist,   3
                                                                                                   Blue light: hype           Lecture   Sunday 17 May     Petri Eskola   Optometrist,   1
    people with sight                    09:00–12:00       Meynet          Dispensing
                                                                                                   or reality?                          11:30–12:30                      Dispensing
    loss to use their                                                      Optician
    residual vision
                                                                                                   Kids and contact           Lecture   Sunday 17 May     Bruce Evans    Optometrist,   1
    Glaucoma investigations Workshop     Saturday 16 May   Daniela         Optometrist    3
                                                                                                   lenses: turning                      12:30–13:30                      Contact Lens
    on the slit lamp                     09:00–12:00       Nosch
                                                                                                   theory into practice                                                  Optician

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Reference guide                                                                            Speak to poster presenters at the following times:
                                                                                               • odd numbered posters (1, 3, 5, etc): coffee breaks at 15:15 on Friday, 10:30 on Saturday and 10:00
    Poster presentations                                                                          on Sunday
                                                                                               • even numbered posters (2, 4, 6, etc): coffee breaks at 10:30 and 15:30 on Saturday and 10:00 on Sunday.

      Poster                                                                                              Dr Ebrahim               Comparing tear film stability prolongation evaluated
             Name                Poster title                                                    19
     number                                                                                               Jafarzadehpur            by Javal-Schiotz Keratometer and slit lamp
              Dr Saeed Akhtar    Structure of collagen fibril and proteoglycans at different              Dr Wolfgang              The effect of prisms for constant wear on objective
        1                                                                                        20
                                 depth of corneal stroma of CXL treated rats                              Jaschinski               and subjective fixation disparity
              Bianca Amthor      Study to measure the tear film stabilisation and possible                Agnieszka Jóźwik         Measurements of intraocular lens location in the eyeball
        2                        reduction of subjective symptoms by application of                                                based on Purkinje images
                                 lipid-containing lubricants
                                                                                                          Professor                The relationship between myopia and corneal
        3     Tamás Andorfi      Scleral lens fitting in Hungary                                          Douk-Hoon Kim            astigmatism in 20-25 year old Korean adults
              Janis Baltraitis   Axial elongation and changes in refractive error for                     Daisy Ka Yan             Reading epilepsy induced accommodation dysfunction
        4                        myopic European children using custom-made overnight                     Leung
                                 orthokeratology contact lenses
                                                                                                          Aoife Lloyd              The effect of two weeks and 24 hours soft contact lens
              Uma Mageswari      Peripheral refraction and refractive error among Chinese                 McKernan                 cessation times on corneal refractive surgery outcomes
              Batumalai          school children in Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                                          Aoife Lloyd              The prevalence of Demodex folliculorum on eyelashes of
        6     Dr Pavel Beneš     Dry eye education and its assessment: an overview                        McKernan                 symptomatic and asymptomatic normal patients
              Dr Céline Benoît   Importance of new postural behaviors on the design              26       Dr Langis Michaud        A novel clinical approach to managing dry eye
                                 of new occupational lenses oriented digital devices
                                                                                                          Dr Langis Michaud        Understanding the basic and not so basic essential tips
              Carolin            Macular pigment density in patients with age-related                                              in fitting scleral lenses
              Blankenburg        macular degeneration and macular oedema
                                                                                                          Christiane Müller        Subjective comparison of pre-lens tear film stability
              Kamila Ciężar      What do we really know about the physical properties            28                                of daily disposable contact lenses using modern
        9                        of contact lens solution?                                                                         video topography
              Seonaid Collins    A comparison of the 2WIN photorefractometer and                 29       Dr Pascaline Neveu Can CA/C be easily clinically assessed?
                                 Mohindra Retinoscopy in children                                         Cathy O'Boyle            Investigating the difference in crowded letter and
              Nataša Danilović   Computer Vision Syndrome among students and teaching                                              Kay Picture visual acuity in children with amblyopia
       11                        personnel of the Department of Physics at the University                 Martin O’Brien           BlephEx™- a new tool for managing blepharitis / meibomian
                                 of Novi Sad, Serbia                                             31
                                                                                                                                   gland dysfunction by eye care practitioners
              Professor Holger   Comparison of different conditions of presentation for                   Dr Veronica              The effectiveness of topical treatment with OcuSoft
       12                                                                                        32
              Dietze             measurement of visual acuity of patients with nystagmus                  O’Dwyer                  plus on ocular Demodex folliculorum
              Stephan Gajer      Effect of chart illuminance on accuracy and repeatability                Juan Carlos              Comparison of the measures of stereopsis using four
       13                                                                                        33
                                 of subjective refraction and visual acuity measurements                  Ondategui-Parra          different methods
              Dr Mari Carmen     Asphericity of the lens versus lens power                                Juan Carlos              Reliability of vergence facility measured subjectively:
       14                                                                                        34
              García-Domene                                                                               Ondategui-Parra          agreement with a new vision analyzer?
              Andres Gene        Influence of oculomotor movements in Alzheimer's disease                 Dinah Paritzky           Using a Virtual Learning Environment for formative
       15                                                                                        35
              Sampedro                                                                                                             assessment in an optometry programme
              Aleksandra         Changes in clinical services among optometrists in Poland       36       Mila Pavlova             Eye models for training refraction corrections
                                                                                                          Dr Sofia                 Refraction for different pupil sizes in orthokeratology
              Professor José   Oxygen diffusion and edema with modern scleral rigid              37
       17                                                                                                 Peixoto-de-Matos         patients
              González-Méijome gas permeable contact lenses
                                                                                                          Dr Jaume Pujol           Amplitude of accommodation measurements using the
              Professor Chris    Association between subjective and objective grading            38
       18                                                                                                                          Donders clinical method and a new vision analyzer
              Hull               of glistenings in intraocular lenses

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Reference guide                                                                               European Council of Optometry and Optics programme
    Poster presentations                                                                          Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 May

                                                                                                                                                                                    ECOO Programme
              Yogita Rajgandhi     A comparison study on types of education for the visually             Time                        Meeting Schedule
                                   impaired in Mumbai
                                                                                                  Thursday 14 May                         Tokaj B
              Christina Roth       Analysis of edge profile and lens design of daily contact
                                   lenses using the optical coherence tomography                        08:00                    Registration at Hilton hotel
              Dr Anne Catherine Reading performance with a central scotoma: highlight                08:30–11:30            ECOO Diploma Board of Management
              Scherlen          of reading binocular rivalry
                                                                                                     11:30–13:00                  ECOO Board of Examiners
              Alicja Semanicka     Biometry of the dominant eye – variations in eye ball
       42                                                                                            13:00–14:00                       Lunch – foyer
                                   diameters and eye dominance of healthy adults
       43     Dr Pedro Serra       Binocular gain with radially asymmetric intraocular lenses        14:00–15.30                  ECOO Board of Examiners
              David Severa         Comparison of methods for subjective determination                15.30–18:30                 ECOO Executive Committee
                                   of correction of astigmatic eyes                                    Evening                 ECOO Executive Dinner – offsite
              David Severa         The effect of accommodative stimulus on the value
       45                                                                                         Friday 15 May                           Tokaj B
                                   of gradient AC/A ratio
              Dr Einat Shneor      Agreement and reliability in measuring central corneal               08:00                    Registration at Hilton hotel
                                   thickness between a new stationary Scheimpflug device                                 ECOO Professional Services Committee part 1
       46                                                                                            09:00–09:30
                                   (VX120) and a rotating Scheimpflug-placido system                                                 In camera meeting
                                   (Sirius) in normal and keratoconic corneas
                                                                                                                         ECOO Professional Services Committee part 2
              Dr Einat Shneor      Teaching scientific writing and clinical research methods to      09:30–12:00
       47                                                                                                                              Open Meeting
                                   undergraduate students without a research background
                                                                                                     12:00–13:00                    Lunch – restaurant
              Inamullah Sial       Visual outcome with rigid gas permeable lenses after
                                   penetrating keratoplasty at Makkah Eye Complex                                        ECOO Public Affairs & Economic Committee
              Irene Sisó-Fuertes   Accommodation and ocular aberrations with two                                                    In camera meeting
                                   simultaneous vision multifocal contact lenses                     15:15–15:45                       Coffee Break
              Karen Sparrow        How to raise awareness of optometry and optics as                                     ECOO Public Affairs & Economic Committee
       50                                                                                            15:45–17:45
                                   career options for 14-16 year olds                                                                 Open Meeting
              Karen Sparrow        Optimum age for intervention in schools to raise                                       EAOO drinks & networking reception
       51                                                                                            18:00–19:00
                                   awareness of careers in optometry and optics                                              poster viewings: Hilton hotel
       52     Livija Temunović     Contact lenses and corneal infections                                                        ECOO Get Together Dinner:
              Dr Petr Veselý       Effect of colour filters on colour vision analysed by                                          Vadaspark restaurant
                                   the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test
                                                                                                  Saturday 16 May                        Ballroom
              Abed El-Qadir        Rose K contact lenses vs keratoconus
              Watad                                                                                  08:30–12:30                  ECOO General Assembly
       55     Monika Wojtczak      Simple method of fundus examination                               12:30–13:30                    Lunch – restaurant

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Professor José González-Méijome

                                                                                                                                                                     Keynote lecture – Saturday 16 May
   Myopia – optically-guided myopia control
   treatments: the latest developments
   Associate Professor, University of Minho, Portugal

   Target group: Optometrist and                 10 years, numerous clinical trials have         Learning objectives:
   Contact Lens Optician                         proved that it is possible to interfere         •	to understand recent research on the
                                                 with the process of eye growth                      aetiology of myopia so that patients can
   Optometrist                                   to decrease its axial elongation rate.              be educated on realistic expectations for
                                                                                                     myopia control
                                                  Optical management of myopia                   •	to understand the peer-review evidence
                                                  progression is now possible, but the               supporting myopia control with optical
                                                  underlying mechanisms supporting                   devices and the role spectacle lenses can
                                                  these approaches are not fully understood.         play in myopic children
   Contact Lens Optician                          Optical treatments have the advantage          •	to understand the risk factors associated
                                                  of being minimally invasive when                   with high myopia and the research into
                                                  compared with the instillation of eye drops.       the management and efficacy of the
                                                  However, the studies conducted have                progression of myopia with various
                                                  shown a limited efficacy, and this efficacy        optical treatments
                                                  differs from treatment to treatment            •	to understand the peer-review evidence
   Overview:                                      (spectacles, different contact lenses, and         supporting myopia control and the role
   Myopia is a generally benign condition,        corneal refractive therapy).                       different types of contact lenses can play
   but is also associated with severe ocular                                                         in myopic children.
   disease, particularly for higher degrees       Myopia has evolved from a condition to
   of myopia associated with ocular               be treated to get the foveal retinal image     Biography:
   stretching due to excessive eye elongation.   “in focus” into a condition that needs          Professor González-Méijome has been
   The trend in the incidence of myopia           to be managed in the early stages              involved in myopia related research over
   progression in Asian ethnicities               of its development trying to arrest its        the past 15 years, with a particular interest
   has raised the question of a possible          progression. The contents of this session      in contact lenses which is today the
   epidemic of severe ocular pathology            are essential for the eye care practitioner    mainstream in devices to address myopia
   associated with myopia. Thus, myopia           (ECP) to share with patients and their         control. Over this period, he has published
   control is currently a major concern           parents the known science behind               numerous peer-review research papers
   in the visual science field.                   the mechanism that explains myopia             including a Review on Strategies to Control
                                                  progression and its management with            Myopia Progression with Contact Lenses
   The last decades have been prolific in         optical treatments. Equally relevant is for    (Eye & Contact Lenses, 2014), and has
   animal studies and human clinical trials       the ECP to know the efficacy, advantages       delivered numerous lectures at national
   evaluating the progression of myopia,          and limitations of different optical           and international conferences.
   its association with ocular disease            approaches in order to select the most
   and the development of treatments              efficacious option adapted to each case.
   to address the condition. Over the last

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Professor Bruce Evans                                                                                                                                                  With thanks to
                                     Kids and contact lenses: turning theory                                                                                                                                our gold sponsor
Keynote lecture – Sunday 17 May

                                     into practice
                                     Director of Research, Institute of Optometry, UK

                                     Target group: Optometrist and                  •	to understand recent research on the
                                     Contact Lens Optician                              aetiology of myopia so that patients can
                                                                                        be educated on realistic expectations for
                                     Optometrist                                        myopia control                              Essilor is the world leader in ophthalmic
                                                                                    •	to understand the most appropriate          optics. The success of the group, which is
                                                                                        contact lenses for children and teenagers   present in 120 countries with 58,000
                                                                                    •	to appreciate methods of optimising good    people, is the result of a strategy that has
                                                                                        compliance in children and the              been driven by innovation for 170 years.
                                                                                        importance of parental involvement.         From design to manufacture, the group
                                     Contact Lens Optician                                                                          develops a wide range of ophthalmic
                                                                                    Biography:                                      lenses to correct and protect eyesight. Its
                                                                                    Professor Bruce Evans has, for over 25          mission is to enable everyone in the world
                                                                                    years, spent most of his working week           to see well using lenses tailored to their
                                                                                    as a practising optometrist working in a        needs, it is “to improve lives by improving
                                                                                    busy community optometric practice.             sight”. For that purpose, the group devotes
                                     Overview:                                      He has also been involved in over 60            more than €150 million a year on research
                                     The lecture will start with a comparison of    research studies investigating most areas       and development.
                                     the proportion of contact lens fits that are   of optometric practice. Bruce is currently
                                     for children in different countries and this   Director of Research at the Institute           Social Responsibility:
                                     will lead into a summary of the motivations    of Optometry, visiting Professor to City        2.5 billion people in the world see the
                                     for fitting children with contact lenses,      University and visiting Professor               world poorly because they have no
                                     including cosmesis (avoiding bullying),        of Optometry to London South Bank               corrective eyewear. Poor vision adversely
                                     sport, myopia control (brief overview), and    University. He is a Fellow (by examination)     impacts the quality of life and often
                                     UV protection. The lecture will describe       of the College of Optometrists and holds        isolates people. It reduces the
                                     the clinical approach to fitting multifocal    its higher qualifications of Diploma            opportunities for children to learn and
                                     soft contact lenses for myopia control         in Contact Lens Practice and Diploma in         productivity for people in the workforce,
                                     to children. The risks of contact lens wear    Orthoptics. He was awarded Fellowship           while making the elderly more dependent
                                     in children will be addressed, especially      of the British Contact Lens Association         and driving more dangerous for everyone.
                                     microbial keratitis (e.g. with overnight       in 2006. His main areas of research             Yet the issue is too often wrongly seen as a
                                     wear). The importance of motivation            are children’s vision, dyslexia, orthoptics,    minor problem. Essilor realises the
                                     and informed consent, from both                headaches, and contact lenses. He has           enormity of the challenge and focus its
                                     child and parent, will be emphasised.          given more than 300 invited lectures            strategy in effectively combating poor
                                     Clinical approaches to improving               in over 20 countries and three prestigious      eyesight.
                                     compliance and reducing risk in contact        named lectures. Bruce has over 210
                                     lens wear with children will be discussed.     published papers and has authored five
                                                                                    books on binocular vision and two on
                                      Learning objectives:                          dyslexia and vision. He has an optometric
                                                                                    practice in Brentwood, Essex, where
                                                                                    he specialises in children’s vision and
                                                                                    contact lenses.                                 Essilor is delighted to support the EAOO and to contribute to the 2015 conference in Budapest.

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Clinical workshop abstract                                                                     Clinical workshop abstract

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Workshops – Friday 15 May
    Diagnosis and treatment of                                                                     Advanced optic disc assessment in glaucoma
    visual processing dysfunctions

    Lead presenter: Marie Bodack                   treatment options can include working           Lead presenter: Patrick Gunn                     Clinicians will have a hands-on opportunity
    Facilitator: Robert Austin                     on visual perceptual skills with a variety      Facilitators: Amanda Harding and                 to observe and examine patients and
                                                   of activities.                                  Robert Harper                                    implement their new skills in assessing
   Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, USA                                                                                                      and grading the optic disc in glaucoma.
                                                   Delegates will learn how to take a history      Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester, UK
   Target group: Optometrist                       of children with academic difficulties and                                                       The key aspects of OCT in the detection
                                                   learn what tests to administer to these         Target group: Optometrist                        and management of patients with
                                                   children. Delegates will be able to score                                                        glaucoma will be described. This session
                                                   these tests, determine if the results are                                                        will cover the role of imaging techniques
                                                   normal or abnormal, and produce a                                                                and interpreting and implementing
                                                   treatment plan. The session will involve                                                         OCT in modern glaucoma management.
    Number of CET points: 3                        a review of the questions to ask parents                                                         There will be an interactive mix of case
                                                   of children with academic difficulties.         Number of CET points: 3                          presentations and group discussions from
   Workshop content: Visual perceptual             Delegates will learn how to administer                                                           patient episodes from the Manchester
   problems are common in children.                tests for visual perceptual problems,           Workshop content: This session is an             Royal Eye Hospital to consider alongside
   Symptoms may manifest as difficulties           including the TVPS, the Piaget, Gardner,        interactive workshop to help practitioners       RNFL analysis plots.
   with reading comprehension, letter/word         and Jordan tests.                               develop skills in identifying signs of
   recognition, spelling, mathematic skills                                                        glaucoma as well as looking for change           Learning objectives:
   and/or letter/word reversals. These             Delegates will be able to administer and        in the status of patients with established
   problems often manifest in early                                                                                                                 •	to understand how to recognise and
                                                   score the tests of each other. Delegates        glaucoma. Delegates will reinforce and
   elementary school grades and can affect                                                                                                             appropriately document the features
                                                   will also learn what treatment options          advance existing skills in identifying changes
   a child’s academic development if not                                                                                                               of the optic disc and RFNL specific
                                                   are available for these children in terms       seen in disc assessment and learn about
   addressed. There are many tests available                                                                                                           to, or increasing the suspicion of,
                                                   of optometric therapy or other referrals.       integrating optical coherence tomography
   for the assessment of visual perceptual                                                                                                             glaucomatous damage, including use
                                                                                                   (OCT) and retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL)
   problems. The Test of Visual Perceptual                                                                                                             of appropriate systems and grading
                                                   Learning objectives:                            analysis into their glaucoma assessment.
   Skills (TVPS) is a useful office test to                                                                                                            scales (Spaeth’s DDLS)
                                                                                                   An interactive group discussion and a disc
   diagnose this dysfunction. The test involves    •	to learn how to take a history for                                                            •	to develop slit lamp biomicroscopy
                                                                                                   assessment quiz will provide delegates
   seven subtests: visual discrimination; visual      children with learning related vision                                                             techniques in order to optimise
                                                                                                   with the opportunity to demonstrate their
   spatial relations; form constancy; figure          problems and understand the relevance                                                             the assessment of the optic discs
                                                                                                   competence in this area. The session
   ground; visual closure; visual memory; and         of their symptoms                                                                                 in glaucoma
                                                                                                   will be aimed at practitioners from both
   visual sequential memory. The Piaget Test       •	to become familiar with the symptoms        community and hospital practice.                 •	to understand the role of imaging in
   of Left Right is a useful test to determine         of visual processing problems and                                                                glaucoma, focusing on OCT of the
   if a child understands the concept of               be able to use tests to diagnose specific   The workshop will feature an introductory            RNFL, how to interpret appropriately
   left/right on self and in space. To assess          conditions in children with academic        session on techniques used with slit lamp            the results of OCT tests and the
   letter reversals, the Gardner or Jordan             and learning difficulties                   biomicroscopy that optimise the                      benefits of early glaucoma detection
   tests can be performed. For all tests, the      •	to understand when children with            assessment of the optic disc and RNFL            •	to understand how to integrate
   child’s results are scored and compared             learning related visual problems            in glaucoma. Features of the disc and                imaging and disc assessment into
   to age-matched normals. If a visual                 require additional testing and referral     RNFL most useful in detecting change                 clinical decision making to better
   processing integration problem exists,              to other specialists.                       will be identified. Spaeth’s Disc                    inform patient management
                                                                                                   Damage Likelihood Scale (DDLS) will                  and to detect change in the clinical
                                                                                                   be demonstrated showing delegates                    status of glaucoma.
                                                                                                   a method to standardise their practice.
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