Registration and Coffee
Welcome and Keynote Speaker: Penny Power “Business is Personal…especially in the Digital Age”
Breakout Session 1
Please choose one of the following 7 sesssions
Binocular Vision in School and Sport
The way the two eyes work together affects every thing we do. This workshop explains the principles of binocular vision in a new and logical way. It demonstrates how these principles apply to School and reading difficulties as well as sporting performance. Delegates will get hands on experience of diagnostic and analytical tests.
Don’t just change, change for better!
Speaker: Peter Reeve and Alex Davis
The purpose of this session is to consider your approach to change, where to find change and how to filter out the changes that suit you, your business and your customers. By viewing change positively and working with it you will be able to gain a competitive advantage for your business and add value to your customer proposition.
Do we all need a boost?
Facilitator: Andy Hepworth
Aftercare – the missed opportunity
Speaker: Pauline Bradford
This discussion workshop will explore pre-prepared cases of patients attending for aftercare or eye examination. Each case highlights a different problem with communication or record keeping that can lead to misunderstanding, complications or patient contact wear drop out. You will discuss how the communication and record keeping could be improved for each case.
60 minute Challenge: Better Together
60 minutes of fun and exciting team activities to challenge your problem solving, creative thinking, time management and communication skills, as well as getting you thinking about the role you take in your team and what you can learn from others. Will your team be the first to beat the clock?
Why social media is not enough
Speakers: Chris Mantle and Nathan Potts
There is no doubt that the online world is causing some winners and some losers. The High Street is under attack. Penny will discuss three elements of business that she believes strongly in: Community, Digital Skills and how to maintain mental fitness. In Penny’s workshop Penny will encourage people to understand who they are, their vulnerabilities and concerns and share insights to how to engage closely with the local community.
Coffee & Exhibition
Keynote Speaker 2: Alan Giles “The Changing Consumer”
Lunch & Exhibition
Breakout session 2 – please select one of the following 7 sessions
Behavioral Optometry can change lives! 80% of brain function involves vision and there is far more to seeing than acuity and fields. Find out how balance. posture and multi sensory integration can improve the vision system in a holistic way to guide and lead. BABO will explain how Neuro optometry can address this and is fascinating way to extend the service you offer
How smart is a smart lens?
Speaker: Andy Sanders
Are the technologies that manufacturers highlight all just smoke and mirrors or do they give tangible benefits? This interactive workshop seeks to explore the views of practitioners on various technologies and examines if accommodative support lenses should be the designs of choice for our student patients. The final discussion explores current ophthalmic lens options for Myopia control and the evidence around these intervention strategies.
One pair does it all….doesn’t it?
Facilitator: Andy Hepworth & Charlotte Timbury
Understanding DEWSII approach to Dry Eye Disease Identification
Speaker: Jonathon Bench
This peer discussion will use DEWSII report and defined process for identifying and managing dry eye disease as the framework for the discussion and will look at the process up to the point of stage 1 management, use of education and non-prescription approaches. Discussion will cover: Difference from DEWSI to DEWSII; Screening questionnaires; Diagnostic Homeostasis markers and classification and management.
Should have gone to Specsavers? I think not….
The optical sector has some very large, aggressive chains. How can independents not just survive but prosper against such professionally run, well capitalised competition? What techniques can you use to protect and even build gross margins in this more competitive world?
How to conquer change
Will social media make or break our practice?
Three-quarters of consumers report that social media directly influences their buying behaviour but social media only works if you have an audience. Social media guru Garry will engage all members of the practice team through his top 10 ways of bringing new patients to your practice while better engaging with current ones. He will help your team identify the fine line between displaying your independent identity while maintaining your professionalism.
Coffee & Exhibition
Keynote Speaker: Linda Moir “Powering Change: Delivering a unique customer experience through people”
Booking your places
We have a programme with content suitable for all, so why not bring the whole practice team and enjoy an truly interactive event.
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