The Future of Optics: One Year On

Doug Perkins, Specsavers

In his presentation at Optrafair in 2016, Specsavers co-founder Doug Perkins spoke about the disruptive change facing the optical profession and outlined his vision for optometrists to take on the full scope of primary eye care for the benefit of patients and practitioners alike. He returns in 2017 with an update on the technical innovations, medical advances, government pressures, and customer lifestyle requirements that are continuing to drive the need for change. He will review the progress that has been made for optometry, and look at what needs to happen next, with a focus on the importance of clinical advancement, inter-professional collaboration and developments in optometry education.