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World Optometry 2018

Sessions/Tracks

Imaging Techniques

There are different strategies used to analyzed eye maladies, for example, Magnetic reverberation imaging (MRI), Ultrasonography and Ultrasound imaging.

The eye is inspected by ultrasonography. Ultrasonography can be utilized to control the way of irregular structures, for example, a tumor, inside the eye, or retinal separation. It can likewise be utilized to analyze veins providing the eye and decide the width of the cornea (pachymetry).

The imaging strategies like Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) used to give data about the structures inside the eye and the hard structure that encompasses the eye (the circle). Ultrasound imaging, additionally called ultrasound checking or sonography, utilizes high-recurrence sound waves to acquire pictures inside the body. Neurosonography investigates blood stream in the mind and examine stroke, cerebrum tumors, hydrocephalus and vascular issues.

 

  • OCT Angiograpghy

  • Retinal imaging

  • Corneal Mapping

  • Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans

  • Optical Coherence Tomography

  • Visual Field Testing

Cataract and Refractive Surgery

A  refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or clear, round dome at the front of your eye. Other procedures involve implanting a lens inside the eye. The most widely performed type of refractive surgery is LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), where a laser is used to reshape the cornea.For people who are nearsighted, certain refractive surgery techniques will reduce the curvature of a cornea that is too steep so that the eye's focusing power is lessened. Images that are focused in front of the retina, due to a longer eye or steep corneal curve, are pushed closer to or directly onto the retina following surgery.Farsighted people will have refractive surgery procedures that achieve a steeper cornea to increase the eye's focusing power. Images that are focused beyond the retina, due to a short eye or flat cornea, will be pulled closer to or directly onto the retina after surgery.Astigmatism can be corrected with refractive surgery techniques that selectively reshape portions of an irregular cornea to make it smooth and symmetrical. The result is that images focus clearly on the retina rather than being distorted due to light scattering through an irregularly shaped cornea.

  • Causes

  • Symptoms

  • Risk Factors

  • Cataract Surgeries

  • Refractive Surgeries

 

Retinal degeneration

Retinal degeneration is the deterioration of the retina caused by the progressive and eventual death of the cells of the retina. There are several reasons for retinal degeneration, including artery or vein occlusion, diabetic retinopathy, R.L.F./R.O.P. (retrolental fibroplasia/ retinopathy of prematurity), or disease (usually hereditary). These may present in many different ways such as impaired vision, night blindness, retinal detachment, light sensitivity, tunnel vision, and loss of peripheral vision to total loss of vision. Of the retinal degenerative diseases retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a very important example.Inherited retinal degenerative disorders in humans exhibit genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity in their underlying causes and clinical outcomes. These retinopathies affect approximately one in 2000 individuals worldwide. A wide variety of causes have been attributed to retinal degeneration, such as disruption of genes that are involved in phototransduction, biosynthesis and folding of the rhodopsin molecule, and the structural support of the retina.Mutations in the rhodopsin gene account for 25% to 30% (30% to 40% according to) of all cases of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP). In North America there are many mechanisms of retinal degeneration attributed to rhodopsin mutations or mutations that involve or affect the function of rhodopsin.

Eye Diseases & its Treatment

The human eye is an organ that reacts to light and has several purposes. As a sense organ, the mammalian eye allows vision. Rod and cone cells in the retina allow conscious light perception and vision including color differentiation and the perception of depth. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million colors and is possibly capable of detecting a single photon.Due to its diversity there are large number of disorders and diseases and their diagnosis related to it.

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Amblyopia

  • Acute Red Eye

  • Graves Disease

  • Optic Neuropathy

  • Strabismus

  • CMV Retinitis

  • Pterygium

  • Scleritis

  • Subconjunctival Haemorrhage

Ocular Immunology and Inflammation

Ocular immunology is a highly specialized branch of medicine devoted to diagnosing and treating patients with inflammatory eye diseases. These diseases can slightly reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss.Ophthalmologists use the general term, uveitis, when referring to the range of inflammatory diseases that affect the uvea. In addition, uveitis is used to describe any inflammatory disease that produces swelling and destroys eye tissues, including within the retina. It’s commonly associated with systemic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Anatomically, uveitis is classified into anterior, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitic forms, depending on which part of the eye is affected. No matter the classification, Sabates Eye Centers can handle it all.
 
Advanced Vision Science

Vision science is the scientific study of vision. Vision science encompasses all studies of vision, such as how human and non-human organisms process visual information, how conscious visual perception works in humans, how to exploit visual perception for effective communication, and how artificial systems can do the same tasks. Vision science overlaps with or encompasses disciplines such as ophthalmology and optometry, neuroscience(s), psychology (particularly sensation and perception psychology, cognitive psychology, biopsychology, psychophysics, and neuropsychology), physics (particularly optics), ethology, and computer science (particularly computer vision, artificial intelligence, and computer graphics), as well as other engineering related areas such as data visualization, user interface design, and human factors and ergonomics.

Optometric Vision therapy

Also known as vision training, is used to improve vision skills such as eye movement control and eye coordination. It involves a series of procedures carried out in both home and office settings, usually under professional supervision by an orthoptist.

Vision therapy can be prescribed when a comprehensive eye examination indicates that it is an appropriate treatment option. The specific program of therapy is based on the results of standardized tests and the person's signs and symptoms. Programs typically involve eye exercises and the use of lenses, prism filters, occluders, specialized instruments, and computer programs. The course of therapy may last weeks to several years, with intermittent monitoring by the eye doctor.

Vision Therapy is supervised by optometric vision care professionals and many types of specialized and/or medical equipment can be used in Optometric Vision Therapy programs, such as:

  • corrective lenses (regulated medical devices);

  • therapeutic lenses (regulated medical devices);

  • prism lenses (regulated medical devices);

  • optical filters

  • occluders or eye patches

  • electronic targets with timing mechanisms

  • computer software 
  • balance boards (vestibular device)
  • visual-motor-sensory integration training devices

Pediatric and binocular vision

Problems with eye focusing and vision often lead to symptoms such as headaches or eyestrain andthat can cause serious problems such as lazy eye or non-use of one eye. These problems  found in individuals of all ages. The Binocular Vision Service provides complete evaluation of vision functions and offers a wide variety of treatment and management options for adults and for children. Vision therapy is designed to improve various visual problems through eye exercises. The goal of vision therapy is to teach or reinforce visual skills under controlled conditions. The movements reinforce visual skills in an effort to improve vision and to relieve symptoms. Advances in Pediatric Research publishes original research articles with a potential impact on the fields of neonatology, pediatrics, and adolescent medicine.

Iris pharma

Some people are missing the colored portion of the eye, iris that can be caused by a birth defector tissue-thin iris can be damaged later by an accident or injury so, an artificial iris invented, which can improve quality of life and cosmetic appearance. The artificial iris is flexible and it can fit through a small incision and it is hand-painted to have a very natural appearance.

Iris Pharma specializes in offering preclinical and clinical ophthalmology research services worldwide. Contract research organization (CRO) dedicated to ophthalmology, Iris Pharma helps clients to navigate every stage of the drug and medical device development process like in vivo ocular efficacy studies, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) preclinical studies, bioanalysis, clinical trials, and marketing surveys.Iris Pharma bring nearly 70 ocular drugs and medical devices to market in the past 27 years, and offers consulting services that help clients to determine the best indication for molecules and products in development.

Cornea

The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome­shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. It plays an important role in focusing vision. Although the cornea may look clear and seem to lack substance, it is a highly organized tissue. Unlike most tissues in the body, the cornea contains no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infection. Instead, the cornea receives its nourishment from tears and the aqueous humor (a fluid in the front part of the eye that lies behind the cornea).The tissues of the cornea are arranged in three basic layers, with two thinner layers, or membranes, between them. Each of these five layers has an important function. These layers are: Epithelium, Bowman’s membrane, Stroma, Descemet’s Membrane, Endothelium. The cornea acts as a barrier against dirt, germs, and other particles that can harm the eye. The cornea shares this protective task with the eyelids and eye sockets, tears, and the sclera (white part of the eye). The cornea also plays a key role in vision by helping focus the light that comes into the eye. The cornea is responsible for 65­-75 percent of the eye’s total focusing power. The cornea and lens of the eye are built to focus light on the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. When light strikes the cornea, it bends—or refracts—the incoming light onto the lens. The lens refocuses that light onto the retina, which starts the translation of light into vision. The retina converts light into electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to the brain, which interprets them as images.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye rises - if left untreated the patient may lose vision, and even become blind. The disease generally affects both eyes, although one may have more severe signs and symptoms than the other.There is a small space in the front of the eye called the "anterior chamber". Clear liquid flows in-and-out of the anterior chamber, this fluid nourishes and bathes nearby tissues. If a patient has glaucoma,the fluid does not drain properly - it drains too slowly - out of the eye. This leads to fluid build-up, and pressure inside the eye rises. Unless this pressure is brought down and controlled, the optic nerve and other parts of the eye may become damaged, leading to loss of vision.There are two main types of glaucoma, open angle and closed angle (angle closure) glaucoma. The fluid in the eye flows through an area between the iris and cornea, where it escapes via the trabecular meshwork - "angle" refers to this area. The trabecular meshwork is made of sponky tissue lined by trabeculocytes. Fluid drains into s set of tubes, known as Schlemm's canal, from which they flow into the blood system.

Oculoplasty

Oculoplasty is the art and science of plastic surgery around the eye. The eyeball is a delicate structure, protected from harm by eyelids in front and the bony cup (socket) behind. Behind the eyeball run the nerves , arteries and muscles, which carry messages to the brain, move the eyeball, and provide nutrition to the eye. Oculoplasty deals with all these structures surrounding the eyeball.Oculoplastic surgeons first train as ophthalmologists, when they learn in details about the eye. During further higher training, they start to handle plastic surgery. They have the best knowledge about the eye and its surrounding; as eye surgeons, they are also ready to handle the most delicate of structures. This combination of skills makes the oculoplastic surgeons the best to do plastic surgery around the eye.

  • Ocular Surface
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Lid Reconstruction

 Refractive Errors

 Refractive error means that the shape of the eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in a blurred image. The main types of refractive errors are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (loss of near vision with age), and astigmatism. Refractive disorders are commonly treated using corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. Refractive surgery (such as LASIK) can also be used to correct some refractive disorders.  Presbyopia, in the absence of any other refractive error, can sometimes be treated with over-the-counter reading glasses. There is no way to slow down or reverse presbyopia. A refractive error can be diagnosed by an eye care professional during a routine eye examination.  Testing usually consists of asking the patient to read a vision chart while testing an assortment of lenses to maximize a patient’s vision. Special imaging or other testing is rarely necessary.

Neuro-Optometry

Each year, more than 1 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries. Following a brain injury, there is often an interruption in communication between the eyes and the brain. Neuro-optometry is a specialty field of vision care that combines neurology and optometry to assess how the brain processes information sent from the eyes. When communication between your brain and eyes is disrupted due to injury or disease, vision problems usually occur.A patient who may have experienced brain injury, stroke, balance and mobility issues, loss of one eye, double vision, light sensitivity, post trauma vision syndrome, or visual midline shift syndrome should be referred to a neuro-optometrist for further evaluation. Following an injury or insult to the brain, there is often an interruption to the neurological system which innervate the extraocular muscles controlling eye movements as well as the system that regulates focusing (clear versus blurry vision). Neuro-optometrists have long recognized symptoms and visual problems associated with trauma that affect the functional visual system and have identified a syndrome, Post Trauma Vision Syndrome (PTVS).

Clinical Optometry

Clinical optometry defines the practice of diagnosing and treating disorders of the eye to improve vision in a clinic or similar setting. Doctors of optometry use special instruments to measure defects in vision and prescribe contact lenses or eyeglasses to correct deficiencies. They may also perform minor surgeries to remove foreign bodies from an eye and suggest exercises to improve the way eyes function.During a clinical optometry examination, the doctor measures the patient’s ability to see objects at various distances, along with the ability to see color and light. An optometrist also looks for injury or disease that might be linked to declining eyesight. He or she typically measures pressure in the eye to detect glaucoma, a common disorder as people age, where too much fluid builds up in the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma could cause blindness.Clinical optometry includes observation for cataracts, a condition marked by clouded lenses. Cataracts might cause vision loss and is also related to aging. If this disorder is discovered, the optometrist commonly refers patients to an ophthalmologist for surgery to remove cataracts. An optometrist also refers patients to medical doctors and specialists for other diseases or injuries that affect vision. During a clinical optometry examination, the doctor measures the patient’s peripheral vision and looks at the shape of the retina. He or she might diagnose astigmatism caused by curvature of the retina and prescribe corrective lenses to improve eyesight. If the patient prefers contact lenses, the doctor typically counsels the patient on their use to prevent infection.

Pediatric Optometry

Pediatric optometry refers to the examination of children's eyes by optometrists who are trained to evaluate and treat visual disorders in children.

  • Vision and Reading

  • Tracking the eye movements

  • Eye coordination measurements

  • Developmental Vision Consultation

  • General Refractive Status Assessment

  • Binocular Vision Assessment

 

 

About Conference

On behalf of World Optometry 2018 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite  optometrists, ophthalmologist, researchers, doctors, professors, scientific communities, therapists, delegates, students, business professionals and executives to attend the World Optometric  Congress which is to be held during September 26-27 at Montreal , Canada.

World Optometry 2018 spotlights on Investigating the novel investigation and improvements in eye and visual structure. Optometrists one is considered as one of the fundamental therapeutic administrations pros for eye and visual system. World Optometry 2018 talks about different eye and vision care, which incorporates refraction and administering, location/finding and administration of infection in the eye, and the restoration of states of the visual framework.

World Optometry assumes a crucial part in recognition of eye sicknesses. As this World Optometry 2018 gathering means to highlight the connections between eye wellbeing and systemic wellbeing. The optometrist is all around put to distinguish early indications of potential systemic and visual infection, whilst point by point history and side effects examination can permit the professional to decide a patient's wellbeing and way of life decisions and needs. By offering exhortation and support in view of this data, an optometrist in this manner performs a vital general wellbeing capacity in lessening and keep vision misfortune from both visual and systemic sickness.

Conference Opportunities:

For Researchers and Faculty Members:

Speaker Presentations

Poster Display

Symposium hosting (4-5 member team)

Workshop organizing

For Universities, Associations & Societies:

Association Partnering

Collaboration proposals

Academic Partnering

Group Participation

For Students and Research Scholars:

Poster Competition (Winner will get Best Poster Award)

Young Researcher Forum (YRF Award to the best presenter)

Student Attendee

Group registrations

For Business Delegates:

Speaker Presentations

Symposium hosting

Book Launch event

Networking opportunities

Audience participation

For Product Manufacturers:

Exhibitor and Vendor booths

Sponsorships opportunities

Product launch

Workshop organizing

Scientific Partnering

Marketing and Networking with clients.

 

Market Analysis

Summary:

Optometry and Vision Science manages the present improvements in optometry, visual optics, and eye and vision science. Counterfeit Vision and Biology of Shading manages the most recent improvements in retinal embeds; a sort that invigorates the retina with anodes additionally called a simulated retina. Basic research in Vision Science focuses on such disciplines as bioengineering, psychophysics, neurophysiology, visual neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, cell membrane biochemistry, biostatistics, robotics, contact lenses, spatial navigation, ocular infections, refractive development, corneal surface mapping, infant vision, computational vision, and 3D computer modeling. Optometry is a profession that practices on the eyes and related structures, and also vision, visual frameworks, and vision data preparing in people. Optometrists (otherwise called Doctors of Optometry or Ophthalmic Opticians relying upon the nation) are prepared to endorse and fit focal points to enhance vision, and in a few nations are prepared to analyse and treat different eye maladies. For example, how human and non-human life forms process visual data, how cognizant visual discernment works in people, how to misuse visual observation for powerful correspondence, and how manufactured frameworks can do likewise assignments. Vision science covers with optometry. Today, there are an expected 180 million people all around who are outwardly hindered (under 20/60 in the better eye). Roughly 135 million have low vision (between 20/70 and 20/400). The rest of the 45 million are visually impaired (redressed visual sharpness of under 20/400 in the better eye) with 60 percent of these people living in India, China and sub-Saharan Africa. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), in spite of current intercessions, visual deficiency on the planet is expanding by 1 to 2 million cases for each year – the outcome is a "multiplying of world visual impairment by the year 2020 unless more forceful mediation is attempted."

Scope and Importance:

Optometry and Vision science is a broad and vibrant field that consists of multiple disciplines of basic, clinic and applied research. It covers array of research fields in optometry, biology, physics, physiology, psychology, engineering, healthcare, ophthalmology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, etc. The need for new knowledge and up-to-date skills in the vision science is great, and opportunities of teaching and research in academic, clinic, and industrial settings are blooming.

The organizing committee is gearing up for an informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from  all over the world. We invite you to join us at the Optometry and vision science-2018, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from around the world. All members of the vision science-2018 organizing committee look forward to meeting you in Montreal , Canada.

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Why Montreal , Canada?

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the province of Quebec and the second-most populous in Canada. The city has a distinct four-season continental climate, with warm-to-hot summers and cold, snowy winters.  Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada with 56% of the population able to speak both official languages. Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris. Montreal has the second-largest economy of Canadian cities based on GDP and the largest in Quebec. In 2014, Metropolitan Montreal was responsible for C$118.7 billion of Quebec's C$340.7 billion GDP. The city is today an important centre of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture and world affairs and is the headquarters of the Montreal Exchange.

Industries include aerospace, electronic goods, pharmaceuticals, printed goods, software engineering, telecommunications, textile and apparel manufacturing, tobacco, petrochemicals, and transportation. The service sector is also strong and includes civil, mechanical and process engineering, finance, higher education, and research and development. In 2002, Montreal was the fourth-largest centre in North America in terms of aerospace jobs.

Montreal plays an important role in the finance industry. The sector employs approximately 100,000 people in the Greater Montreal Area. In March 2016, Montreal is ranked in the 21st position in the Global Financial Centres Index, a ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres around the world. In the 2017 Global Financial Centres Index, Montreal was ranked as having the 14th most competitive financial center in the world and second most competitive in Canada after Toronto.

 

Conference Highlights

  •  Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Neurodegeneration
  • Eye Diseases and its Treatment
  • Ocular Immunology & Inflations
  • Advanced Vision Science
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Optometrists Courses And Education
  • Visual Neuroscience
  • Pediatric uveitis
  • Optometric vision therapy
  • Pediatrics & Binocular Vision
  • Iris Pharma
  • Corneal Disorders & its Treatment
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplasty
  • Refractive Errors
  • Neuro-Optometry
  • Clinical Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry  

Why to attend???

18th World Congress  on Optometry and Vision Science is a unique forum to bring together worldwide distinguished academics in the field of Optometry that is optometrists, opticians, researchers, public health professionals, scientists, academic scientists, industry researchers, scholars to exchange about state of the art research and technologies. Aim of this conference is stimulate new ideas for treatment and analyse the current market for the future direction of drugs, devices, and diagnostics, with an emphasis on newer products that will be beneficial across the spectrum of optometry.

Target Audience

Optometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmologists, researchers, students, industrial delegates from academia and research along with the industrial professionals from biomedical companies and healthcare sectors

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Major Optometry Associations in USA:

 Arkansas Optometric Association (AOA)

American Physical Society (APS)

National Optometric Association (NOA)

American Optometric Association (AOA)

 Hawaii Optometric Association (HOA)

NEW HAMPSHIRE Lake OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION

NYSOA :: Welcome to the New York State Optometric Association

MOA: Michigan Optometric Association

Maryland Optometric Association

Michigan Optometric Association

Arizona Optometric Association (AZOA)

Wisconsin Optometric Association

Pennsylvania Optometric Association

Ohio Optometric Association

Illinois Optometric Association

California Optometric Association

Florida Optometric Association

California Vision Foundation - California Optometric Association

North Dakota Optometric Association

Iowa Optometric Association

Kittery Optometric Associates

Alabama Optometric Association

Colorado Optometric Association

Hawaii Optometric Association

Hobson Eye Associates - Optometry In Kennesaw, GA USA

Wally Kojima, O.D. And Associates - Optometry In Kailua-Kona Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry North America

Great Valley Eye Associates - Optometry In Malvern, PA USA

Virginia Optometric Association

Utah Optometric Association

Northwest Optometric Associates

Indiana Optometric Association

Missouri Optometric Association

Georgia Optometric Association

The Canadian Association of Optometrists

Eastern Virginia Eye Associates - Optometry In Chesapeake, VA USA

VOSH International – Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity

MONTANA OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION,Helena,USA

PEE DEE EYE ASSOCIATES - Optometry In Hartsville, SC USA

Owens Optometrics - Optometry In New Holland, PA USA

Major Optometry Associations around the Globe:

The World Council of Optometry (WCO)

Southern College of Optometry Foundation (SCOF)

The Association of Optometrists (AOP)

Optometrists Association Australia (OAA)

 Indian Optometric Association (IOA)

 The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

 European Optometry and Optics Organisations

Louisiana State Association of Optometrists

The American Academy of Optometry

Indian optometry federation

The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)

European Society of Optometrists

Optometric Association of the philippines (OAP)

 International Commission for Optics

European glaucoma society

SAOA - South African Optometric Association

Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA)

Alaska Optometric Association

European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)

Jamaica Optometric Association.

Nigeria: National Optometric Association

Colorado Optometric Association

The New Brunswick Association of Optometrists

The American Orchid Society

Beta Sigma Kappa - International Optometric Honor Society

Pakistan Optometric Association

Japan Optometric Association – Nagoya

Ghana Optometric Association

Major Hospitals in USA

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Nazareth Hospital

Low Vision Clinic

Optometry Department | Boston Children's Hospital

Optometry - Mayo Clinic Health System

Carle - Carle Foundation Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Dr. Cindy Ho - Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre

Cleveland Clinic

Bristol Eye Hospital | University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Pediatric Ophthalmology (Eye Care) | Children's Hospital Colorado

Optometry Clinic: Aston: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Netzel Eye Clinic - Optometry In Bentonville, AR USA

 Major Hospitals around the globe

Eye care in Ghana

Role of Optometrist in Eye Hospitals - Sankara Nethralaya

The Rotterdam Eye Hospital - Het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam

Susrut Eye Hospital-Community Opthalmology

Priyamvada Birla Aravind Eye Hospital

Pediatric Optometric Residency - Children's Mercy Kansas City

Nethradhama Super Specialty Hospital

Al Rayhan Eye Hospital Optometry College Kondotty Kerala Hospitals

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Akron Children's Hospital

Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital, Siliguri, North Bengal

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

Gibson Area Hospital

Al Salama Eye Hospital

 Growth of Optometrists

Employment of optometrists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 8,100 new jobs over the 10-year period.

Because vision problems tend to occur more frequently later in life, an aging population will require more optometrists. As people age, they become more susceptible to conditions that impair vision, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

The number of people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, has grown in recent years. Diabetes has been linked to increased rates of several eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, a condition that affects the blood vessels in the eye and may lead to vision loss. More optometrists will be needed to monitor, treat, and refer individuals with these chronic conditions.

In addition, an increasing number of insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, provide some vision or eye care insurance coverage. Furthermore, the number of individuals, particularly children, who have vision or eye care insurance will increase as a result of federal health insurance reform legislation. More optometrists will be needed in order to provide services to more patients.

Statistical Analysis  Of  Visual Impairment 

Visual impairment   is  a major issue worldwide and 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide out of which 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle and low income countries; diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma are also leading causes of vision loss.

  • Tracoma
  •  Astigmatism
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivitis and Allergies
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

 

 

Market Analysis Report

The Optometrists industry has exhibited growth over the past five years.  The elderly population's strong demand for cohesive eye exams has caused optometry services to expand, therefore including the monitoring of diabetes-related ocular complications, ocular infections, dry eye, glaucoma and ocular allergy treatments. While intensifying competition from optical retailers, such as online retailers, has cut into the industry's ancillary product sales (i.e. prescription eyewear), medical care services have still provided a boon to the industry. According to Vision Monday, optometrists perform 88.0 million refractive eye exams each year, which has maintained steady demand for industry services. Furthermore, about 65.0% of the world population requires vision correction products, thus spurring demand for comprehensive eye examinations; corrective eyewear and therapeutic eyecare services (i.e. vision therapy, visual rehabilitation, surgical consultations and preventive care). Differentiated patient relationships, service quality, earlier technology adoption, and clinical/product knowledge enable strong independent market share position.

 

 

 

VISION CORRECTION SURGERY INDUSTRY GROWTH

According to U.S. VISION CORRECTION SURGERY OVERVIEW-

‒ Potential refractive surgery market size of 10+ million individuals expected to grow 2.6% annually to $2.1 billion by 2018.Corrective eye surgery (i.e. LASIK) is removing 500K patients annually from the 150 million vision correction population. Surgery volume to increase as quality improves and price continues to decrease (19 million LASIK surgeries through 2012).Growing popularity of corrective eye surgery would lead to higher patient pre/post-operative care volume for optometrists. Optometrists  currently seeking to expand scope of service to include vision correction surgery. Vision insurance plan reimbursements totaled 67% of OD revenue in 2011, with 80% of patients covered by a managed vision care plan. Accelerating demand for medical eye care services over 65 age group will grow 36.2% from 40.2 million in 2010 to 54.8 million in 2020.The vision care industry all together has boomed by around 35% for the past 10 years  Ie. 2007-2017 and  is comprised of a select set of national and regional chains and a large number of independent providers.

Major companies related  to Optometry:

Vision Source L.P

Refac Optical Group

MyEyeDr/Capital Vision Services, LLC

Texas State Optical

Clarkson Eyecare

Rx Optical Laboratories, Inc.

J.A.K. Enterprises, Inc

HW Holdings, LLC

Midwest Vision Centers, Inc

Thoma & Sutton Eye-Care Professionals, LLC

Fred Meyer National Vision

Sam’s Club Wal-Mart Stores

 

 

 

 

 

Past Conference Report

World Optometry 2017

In the presence of inter professional researchers and practitioners involved in the development of high quality education in all aspects of optometry skills, Conferenceseries LLC  Conference on World Congress and Expo on Optometry & Vision Science” (World Optometry 2017) was held during July 17-19, 2017 in Chicago, USA.

Conferenceseries LLC played host to a diverse panel of key members of the optometry community from research lab, industry, academia and financial investment practices, discussing the future of Optometry specialties. This event was really aimed for examining where the real optometric specialties are going in the future and purpose of the event was to provide an opportunity for cross fertilization of ideas and development of ideas, in the field of Optometry, Ophthalmology & Vision Science.

The conference aimed a parallel rail with theme “Scientific eye for visual intelligence”. Focusing on Visual Neuroscience, Pediatric uveitis, Optometric vision therapy, Cognitive vision, Dry Eyes, Susac’s Syndrome, Cornea, Glaucoma, Refractive Errors, Neuro-Optometry, Clinical Optometry, Retinal Neurodegeneration, Advanced Vision Science, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Common Eye Disorders and Their Diagnosis, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Optical Instruments, Macular Degeneration, Optometrists Courses And Education, Optical Coherence Tomography as well, the three days of discussions enabled professionals to gain an insight into the current innovations and opened up networking opportunities.

World Optometry 2017 Organizing Committee would like to thank the Moderators of the conference, Dr Prince Raghuveer Singh Chouhan from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India for his greatest contributions which resulted in the smooth functioning of the conference.

The highlights of the meeting were the eponymous lectures, delivered by Rolando Toyos from Toyos Clinic, USA, Hugo Quiroz Mercado from University of Colorado, Mexico, Christine Allison, Illinois College of Optometry, USA and Jose Luis Monroy from La Salle University, Colombia. These talks were of great interest to the general optometrists & ophthalmologists and were enormously informative.

Conferenceseries LLC  Conference on “World Congress and Expo on Optometry & Vision Science” (World Optometry 2017) was a great success with the support of international, multiprofessional steering committee and coordinated by the Journal of Optometry Open Access, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, International Journal of Ophthalmic Pathology and Biological Systems: Open Access. We are happy to announce our 18th World Congress on Optometry and Vision Science, which will be held during September 26-27, 2018, Montreal, Canada.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming extravaganza; we are hoping to see you soon!


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