January 24, 2018

Education is the focus for Haag Streit UK at Optrafair

Eye care professionals attending Optrafair can put themselves in the picture of what lies ahead in the world of OCT, retinal imaging and perimetry, thanks to a packed education programme provided by leading manufacturer Haag Streit UK.

The company will place a huge emphasis on education during the event, showcasing their latest product range and laying on a series of hands-on demos and informal training to allow delegates to experience the equipment for themselves.

Three education sessions will be held at the ‘HS-UK Hub’, each worth two CET points.

There will be lectures and discussion workshops on glaucoma function and structure as well as true colour, infrared and auto-fluorescence confocal wide-field imaging, plus a slit lamp masterclass.

Sharon Mills, marketing manager at Haag Streit UK, said: “As a company we have been going to Optrafair since the very start, it’s a big event for us and our biggest in terms of generating sales.

“This year the emphasis is very much on education. We’ve identified a real need for it and have produced a number of learning materials to allow eye care professionals to get the most out of our products.

“We will be showcasing our product portfolio and the technology on the stand allows buyers to get a competitive edge, with state-of-the-art, industry-leading equipment.

“Optrafair, for us, is about establishing and building relationships”.

Among the products on offer at the show will be the AngioVue OCT-A, which produces ultra-high resolution, 3D images that are displayed as individual layers of retinal vasculature, allowing users to isolate specific areas of interest and see microvasculature. Unlike fluorescein angiography, the AngioVue does not require a dye injection, enabling you to repeat the procedure, as necessary.

Visitors will also be able to see the Eidon AF, the first true colour-scanning ophthalmoscope which provides wide field imaging with added autofluorescence image capability.

The Eidon is capable of capturing a 60° field in a single exposure. Its mosaic function allows the capture of images up to 150°, providing a panoramic view of the retinal autofluorescence.

Optrafair will take place between April 14 and 16 at the NEC in Birmingham. For more information, and to register for the event, visit www.optrafair.co.uk

About the organisers

Optrafair is brought to you by the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians, MA Exhibitions and Optician magazine, combining some of the most respected organisations serving the optical market. www.optrafair.co.uk/about-organisers

Notes to editors

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