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3,500 expected to attend eye care conference

Dubai, April 8, 2013

More than 3,500 visitors are expected to attend the Vision-X Dubai 2013 Optometry Conference, one of the Middle East’s most lucrative events for the regional and global optical and ophthalmic industry, which kicks off tomorrow (April 9).

The event, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, features a strong line-up of industry announcements, eyewear fashion and medical eye care with participation from top international and regional brands, a statement from the organisers said.

It offers networking opportunities for industry professionals and is a platform for exhibitors to showcase the latest medical and technical equipment and machinery as well as new innovations and developments in fashion eyewear and accessories.

85 exhibitors from 15 countries including China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK, will take part in the event which will go on till April 11.

The world’s leading optic manufacturers like Allied Medical, Ciba Vision, Essilor, and Logo France, have confirmed their participation this year and will introduce their latest products and technologies, the statement said.

In addition, strong participation is seen from Turkish companies including Efor Optik, Kayatur Optik and Prestij Optik. Trade visitors can also look forward to the biggest German pavilion to date with leading manufacturers OWP, MP GROUP, Concept S and Essential among the German companies represented.

Divided into two dedicated areas, Vision Opticare features the latest in medical and diagnostic equipment, machinery, tools, optometric equipment, surgical equipment and instruments. Vision Lifestyle showcases fashion eyewear, contact lenses, frames, sunglasses, licensed brands, shop equipment and furniture ensuring a truly targeted event.

Following positive feedback from the industry during last year’s Vision-X Dubai, the Eye-Connect Vision-X Dubai hosted buyers programme returns with a strong hosted delegation of over 40 buyers from more than 10 countries including Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

The latest scientific findings and technological developments will be discussed at the conference, which will mainly focus on optometric education and best practices. This year, Vision Opticare presents two days of intensive seminar talks with renowned speakers who will explore a wide range of topics from effective key players in optometric practices to myopia in the Middle East.

Together with knowledge partner Eye Zone Magazine, a comprehensive educational programme will also be offered for ophthalmologists, optometrists and mid-level eye care providers from the Middle East to share experiences, exchange knowledge and create networking opportunities.

In addition, a paper presentation, sponsored by Mitsui Chemicals, will focus on the brand’s new high index lens material and their complete range of lenses materials, it said. – TradeArabia News Service




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