Join us at one of our exclusive workshops, in the CooperVision meeting room in the exhibition hall, for insights on tomorrows products, today. Places are on a first come, first served basis, so ensure you secure your place now on the webform at the bottom of this page.

Fri 9th June, 13.00-13.30, The myopia epidemic - click for more information

During this interactive discussion session, Liz will discuss the myopia epidemic and review the latest evidence to support patient management and advice.

Presenter: Elizabeth Lumb

Elizabeth Lumb BSc(Hons)MCOptom FBCLA is European Professional Services Manager, CooperVision Inc.  Elizabeth uses her experience as a time-served resident optometrist in a busy multiple to identify ways to support the busy professional in practice along with designing clinical training programs at the CooperVision Centre of Innovation in Budapest and is supporting the myopia management program in CooperVision.  Prior to joining the expanding European Professional Services team at CooperVision, Elizabeth supported 6 pre-registration optometrists to successful completion of their pre-registration year.  Elizabeth also spent 3 years working at Eurolens Research under the directorship of Professor Nathan Efron, conducting clinical research trials with contact lenses and solutions and has presented findings at both the American Academy of Optometry conference and the BCLA.

Fri 9th June, 16.00-16.30, My experience of MiSight® 1 day in clinical practice - click for more information

Come and meet Indie Grewal and Luke Allen, two UK-based Optometrists and hear about their experiences with MiSight® 1 day in practice.

Sat 10th June, 10.30-11.00, Influences on innovation from CooperVision - click for more information

Interested to know what factors influence product innovation and development at CooperVision? Join us for this lively discussion with Gary Orsborn, immediately after his presentation in the main hall.

Presenter: Gary Orsborn

Dr. Gary Orsborn O.D., M.S., FAAO, FBCLA is Vice President, Global Professional & Clinical Affairs at CooperVision. In this role, he is responsible for the continued development and management of the company’s professional and clinical affairs strategy worldwide. Dr. Orsborn has 30 years of experience in the contact lens industry, working in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. His expertise spans a variety of areas, including: medical affairs, management of field clinical studies of marketed and developmental contact lenses and care products, development of practitioner educational materials, worldwide professional relations, and marketing of vision care products.
Dr. Orsborn received his Doctor of Optometry degree and a Master of Science in Physiological Optics from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and of the British Contact Lens Association, and a member of the American Optometric Association and the Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Orsborn is based at CooperVision’s corporate offices in Victor, New York, USA.

Sat 10th June, 12.30-13.00, Strategies for myopia management - click for more information

Are you up to date on the myopia debate? Whether you have prescribed contact lenses for myopia management for some time, or are new to the concept – Nicola Logan has designed this session to review current approaches while encouraging clinicians to share their experiences.

Presenter: Nicola Logan

Nicola Logan is a senior lecturer in optometry in the School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham. Nicola’s main teaching areas are clinical optometry and paediatric optometry for undergraduate students and myopia to postgraduate students. Nicola’s research interests are in the epidemiology of refractive error, the development of myopia and myopia control. Nicola has published research papers on various aspects of myopia and also has two book chapters and one edited book published. Expertise in myopia research has facilitated an evidence-based myopia control clinic to operate at Aston University.

Sat 10th June, 15.30-16.00, Unique technologies to meet the needs of your contact lens wearers - click for more information

CooperVision have recently introduced two new milestone contact lens products; Biofinity Energys™ and MyDay® toric. Come and find out more about the unique technologies behind these products and how they can benefit your patients and your practice.

Presenter: Steve Diamanti

Steve Diamanti, Ph. D., has worked at CooperVision since 2013 as a senior R&D manager.  His team focused on the product development of the MyDay® lens and exploratory research to enhance end-of-day and end-of-month comfort in contact lens products.  He has spoken to numerous US-based and international customer groups about our leading contact lens technologies, focusing on MyDay® and Biofinity Energys, and supported the U.S. and South Africa MyDay launches.   He received his Ph. D. in Materials Science Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Steve has been an active researcher in polymer synthesis, surface science, and biocompatible materials since 1998. He has co-authored 15 journal articles and is a holder of six patents in these technology areas.

Sun 11th June, 11.30-12.00, Myopia management: putting it into practice - click for more information

Following their presentations on Saturday afternoon, come and join Nicola Logan and Susie Jones from Aston University, Birmingham for a live Q&A on how to best manage and effectively communicate a myopia management plan to patients and their parents.

Presenter: Nicola Logan and Susie Jones

Nicola Logan is a senior lecturer in optometry in the School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham. Nicola’s main teaching areas are clinical optometry and paediatric optometry for undergraduate students and myopia to postgraduate students. Nicola’s research interests are in the epidemiology of refractive error, the development of myopia and myopia control. Nicola has published research papers on various aspects of myopia and also has two book chapters and one edited book published. Expertise in myopia research has facilitated an evidence-based myopia control clinic to operate at Aston University.

Susie Jones is a research fellow and sessional lecturer in optometry at Aston University.  She is a GOC registered optometrist and a member of the Ophthalmic Research Group (ORG) based at Aston University.  Susie completed her PhD at Aston University which considered interventions to limit the progression of myopia in children and young people.  Susie is also a registered nurse and has worked in challenging acute medical environments including accident and emergency. Susie additionally works in optometric practice and is an active member of the Primary Eye-care Acute Referral Scheme (PEARS).

Sun 11th June, 13.30-14.15, What do the latest MiSight® 1 day findings mean for eye care practitioners? - click for more information

Join us for a live Q&A with Paul Chamberlain following the first ever scientific presentation on the MiSight 1 day three-year clinical study results at the BCLA. This session is likely to be in high demand, so reserve your place now.

Presenter: Paul Chamberlain

Paul Chamberlain BSc(Hons)is Senior Manager, Clinical Research, CooperVision.
As the myopia programme lead, Paul Chamberlain is currently responsible for the strategic direction and execution of CooperVision’s research and development in this area. From 2011 to 2016 he managed a team of optometrists who supported all clinical product development activities within research and development.
Before joining CooperVision in 2011, Paul spent five years managing industry sponsored research studies at Eurolens Research at the University of Manchester. Prior to that, he was part of Michel Guillon’s research team at Optometric Technology Group in London.
Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in Optometry from City University in London.