Uniting the optical profession for over 40 years

OPTRAFAIR | 30 MARCH - 1 APRIL 2019 | BIRMINGHAM NEC | THE UK'S FLAGSHIP EVENT SINCE 1978

Uniting the optical profession for over 40 years

Over 7,000 optical professionals attended Optrafair’s spectacular 40th anniversary event in 2018 to explore a show floor filled with over 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest in optical technology, frames, lenses and business solutions.

Alongside three theatres of packed-out educational CET sessions, attendees had the chance to earn even more CET points on stands with exhibitors whilst getting hands-on with the latest technology.

Optrafair introduced a myriad of new features. The Spectrum Catwalk delighted visitors as models showcased the latest on-trend fashion frames in a professionally choreographed show whilst more support was provided for independent opticians with an exclusive Independents’ Lounge. 2018 also saw the introduction of the BCLA Contact Lens Hub to accommodate the ever-growing interest in contact lens content and products.

Join us in Birmingham on 30 March - 1 April 2019 to continue the celebration of optics!



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There’s a lot to see and do at Optrafair this weekend

​Three days. 220 suppliers. Four dedicated education streams. 300 CET points. It’s safe to say there’s a lot to see and do at Optrafair this weekend. With an action-packed programme showcasing the cutting edge of optics, Optrafair promises to be an event to remember, championing innovation and celebrating advances in technology and manufacturing. So, how are going to plan your visit? What do you need to know to make sure your trip is the best it can possibly be?

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