Theme: Strengthening in Diagnosis & Remedy for Vision of Life

World Optometry 2017

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World Optometry 2017

 

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

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6th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting May 16-18, 2016 Osaka, Japan; Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress June 06-07, 2016 London, UK; 7th European Ophthalmology Conferences  December 05-06, 2016 Madrid, Spain; 8th Global Ophthalmology Meeting, July 18-19, 2016, Chicago, IL, USA; Global Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Conference, October 13-15, Kualalumpur, Malaysia; Optometry October 20-22, 2016 Rome, Italy; 2nd International Eye Conference September 26-28, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA;  Cataract and Optometrists Meeting  August 04-05, 2016 Manchester, UK; 9th Global Ophthalmology Summit,  November 28-30, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil; World Ophthalmology Conference November 24-26, 2016 Melbourne, Australia; 10th International  Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Conference November 21-23, 2016 Dubai, UAE;  Glaucoma Interest Group: ANZGIG Annual Scientific Meeting Feb 12-13, 2016 Auckland, New Zealand; 8th International Glaucoma Congress Surgery Feb 17-20, 2016  Muscat, OMAN; AAO 2016 - American Academy of Ophthalmology; First EMCO Regional Optometry Congress 14 - 15 May 2016 Beirut, Lebanon; International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly 18 - 20 September 2016 Durban, South Africa; American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2016, 9 - 12 November 2016 ,Anaheim, California, USA; 2017 Island Eyes Conference January 22 to 28, 2017 Marriott Kauai Resort; Northwest Residents Conference June 10-11, 2016; 2016 Victoria Conference Delta Ocean Pointe Resort Victoria, BC, Canada July 21-24, 2016;

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.

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6th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting May 16-18, 2016 Osaka, Japan; Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress June 06-07, 2016 London, UK; 7th European Ophthalmology Conferences  December 05-06, 2016 Madrid, Spain; 8th Global Ophthalmology Meeting, July 18-19, 2016, Chicago, IL, USA; Global Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Conference, October 13-15, Kualalumpur, Malaysia; Optometry October 20-22, 2016 Rome, Italy; 2nd International Eye Conference September 26-28, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA;  Cataract and Optometrists Meeting  August 04-05, 2016 Manchester, UK; 9th Global Ophthalmology Summit,  November 28-30, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil; World Ophthalmology Conference November 24-26, 2016 Melbourne, Australia; 10th International  Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Conference November 21-23, 2016 Dubai, UAE ;AAO 2016 - American Academy of Ophthalmology; First EMCO Regional Optometry Congress 14 - 15 May 2016 Beirut, Lebanon; International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly 18 - 20 September 2016 Durban, South Africa; American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting2016, 9 - 12 November 2016 ,Anaheim, California, USA; 2017 Island Eyes Conference January 22 to 28, 2017 Marriott Kauai Resort; Northwest Residents Conference June 10-11, 2016; 2016 Victoria Conference Delta Ocean Pointe Resort Victoria, BC, Canada July 21-24, 2016 ;World Glaucoma Congress, June 28 – July 1, 2017  Helsinki ,Finland; Retina 2016, January 17-22, 2016 Hawai, USA;

Cognitive Vision

The term cognitive vision has been introduced in the past few of years to encapsulate an attempt to achieve more robust, resilient, and adaptable computer vision systems by endowing them with a cognitive faculty: the ability to learn, adapt, weigh alternative solutions, and develop new strategies for analysis and interpretation. The key characteristic of a cognitive vision system is its capacity to exhibit robust performance even in circumstances that were not foreseen when it was designed. Furthermore, a cognitive vision system should be able to anticipate events and adapt its operation accordingly. Ideally, a cognitive vision system should be able to recognize and adapt to novel variations in the current visual environment, generalize to new contexts and application domains, interpret the intent of underlying behaviour to predict future configurations of the visual environment, and communicate an understanding of the environment to other systems, including humans. 

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Visual Neuroscience 

It is a branch of neuroscience that focuses on the visual system of the human body, mainly located in the brain's visual cortex. The main goal of visual neuroscience is to understand how neural activity results in visual perception, as well as behaviors dependent on vision. In the past, visual neuroscience has focused primarily on how the brain (and in particular the Visual cortex) responds to light rays projected from static images and onto the retina. While this provides a reasonable explanation for the visual perception of a static image, it does not provide an accurate explanation for how we perceive the world as it really is, an ever-changing, and ever-moving 3-D environment. 

  • Measures of Visual Sensation
  • Color Vision
  • clinical neuropsychology

 

 

 

 

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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

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Macular Degeneration 

It is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of the eye. Because the disease develops as a person ages, it is often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Although macular degeneration is almost never a totally blinding condition, it can be a source of significant visual disability. Most patients with macular degeneration have the dry form of the disease and can lose some form of central vision. However, the dry form of macular degeneration can lead to the wet form. Although only about 10% of people with macular degeneration develop the wet form, they make up the majority of those who experience serious vision loss from the disease.It is very important for people with macular degeneration to monitor their eyesight carefully and see their eye doctor on a regular basis- 

  • Risk Factors for Macular Degeneration
  • Symptoms of Macular Degeneration
  • How Is Macular Degeneration Diagnosed?
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Glaucoma 

It 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.

  • Types
  • Causes
  • Symptoms
  • Diagonosis
  • Treatment

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Common Eye Disorders and Their Diagnosis

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

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Pediatric uveitis

Uveitis is less common in children than in adults, and its diagnosis and management can be particularly challenging. Young children are often asymptomatic either because of inability to express complaints or because of the truly asymptomatic nature of their disease. Even in advanced cases, parents may not be aware of severe visual impairment until the development of externally visible changes such as band keratopathy, strabismus, or leukocoria. Therefore, the diagnosis is often delayed and severe complications may be seen at the time of initial visit. Young children may not be cooperative for a complete ocular examination and subtle findings of intraocular inflammation such as trace cells may be easily missed in the early stages of the disease. Children, in general, tend to have more severe and chronic intraocular inflammation that frequently results in ocular complications and visual loss. In children who present with amblyopia or strabismus, a careful examination is required to rule out uveitis as an underlying cause. Delayed and variable presentations cause a distinct challenge in the diagnosis of uveitis in children, furthermore differential diagnosis also requires awareness of etiologies which are different from adults. There are unique forms of uveitis and masquerade syndromes in this age group, while some entities commonly encountered in adults are rare in children.

  • Signs and symptoms
  • Classification
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Prognosis

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Clinical Optometry

It  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.
 

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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.
 

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Dry eyes

It is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults.With each blink of the eyelids, tears spread across the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away foreign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. Excess tears in the eyes flow into small drainage ducts in the inner corners of the eyelids, which drain into the back of the nose. Dry eyes can occur when tear production and drainage is not in balance.

  • What causes dry eyes
  • How is dry eye diagnosed
  • How is dry eye treated

6th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting May 16-18, 2016 Osaka, Japan; Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress June 06-07, 2016 London, UK; 7th European Ophthalmology Conferences  December 05-06, 2016 Madrid, Spain; 8th Global Ophthalmology Meeting, July 18-19, 2016, Chicago, IL, USA; Global Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Conference, October 13-15, Kualalumpur, Malaysia; Optometry October 20-22, 2016 Rome, Italy; 2nd International Eye Conference September 26-28, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA;  Cataract and Optometrists Meeting  August 04-05, 2016 Manchester, UK; 9th Global Ophthalmology Summit,  November 28-30, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil; World Ophthalmology Conference November 24-26, 2016 Melbourne, Australia; 10th International  Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Conference November 21-23, 2016 Dubai, UAE ;AAO 2016 - American Academy of Ophthalmology; First EMCO Regional Optometry Congress 14 - 15 May 2016 Beirut, Lebanon; International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly 18 - 20 September 2016 Durban, South Africa; American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting2016, 9 - 12 November 2016 ,Anaheim, California, USA; 2017 Island Eyes Conference January 22 to 28, 2017 Marriott Kauai Resort; Northwest Residents Conference June 10-11, 2016; 2016 Victoria Conference Delta Ocean Pointe Resort Victoria, BC, Canada July 21-24, 2016 ;World Glaucoma Congress, June 28 – July 1, 2017  Helsinki ,Finland; Retina 2016, January 17-22, 2016 Hawaii, USA;

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

 Is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing ophthalmologist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease. To prepare for an optical coherence tomography (OCT) exam, ophthalmologist may put dilating eye drops in the eyes in order to widen the pupil and make it easier to examine the retina. Patient will be seated in front of the OCT machine and will rest his/her head on a support to keep it motionless. The equipment will then scan their eye without touching it. Scanning takes about 5 to 10 minutes. If the eyes were dilated, they may be sensitive to light for several hours after the exam.

  • Detect and manage retinal disease and glaucoma
  • Emerging Technology for Biomedical Imaging and Optical Biopsy
  • OCT: Current and Future Applications
  • Principle and uses in ophthalmology

6th Global Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting May 16-18, 2016 Osaka, Japan; Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress June 06-07, 2016 London, UK; 7th European Ophthalmology Conferences  December 05-06, 2016 Madrid, Spain; 8th Global Ophthalmology Meeting, July 18-19, 2016, Chicago, IL, USA; Global Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Conference, October 13-15, Kualalumpur, Malaysia; Optometry October 20-22, 2016 Rome, Italy; 2nd International Eye Conference September 26-28, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA;  Cataract and Optometrists Meeting  August 04-05, 2016 Manchester, UK; 9th Global Ophthalmology Summit,  November 28-30, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil; World Ophthalmology Conference November 24-26, 2016 Melbourne, Australia; 10th International  Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Conference November 21-23, 2016 Dubai, UAE ;AAO 2016 - American Academy of Ophthalmology; First EMCO Regional Optometry Congress 14 - 15 May 2016 Beirut, Lebanon; International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly 18 - 20 September 2016 Durban, South Africa; American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting2016, 9 - 12 November 2016 ,Anaheim, California, USA; 2017 Island Eyes Conference January 22 to 28, 2017 Marriott Kauai Resort; Northwest Residents Conference June 10-11, 2016; 2016 Victoria Conference Delta Ocean Pointe Resort Victoria, BC, Canada July 21-24, 2016 ;World Glaucoma Congress, June 28 – July 1, 2017  Helsinki ,Finland; Retina 2016, January 17-22, 2016 Hawaii, USA;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

On behalf of World Optometry 2017Organizing 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 July 17-19 at Chicago,USA.

World Optometry 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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.

 

Summary:

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. Optometry and Vision Science is the experimental investigation of vision. 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. The social insurance calling worried with examination, conclusion, and treatment of the eyes and related structures, and with determination and adjustment of vision issues utilizing focal points and other optical guides. This range of exploration incorporates real highlights, for example, fringe vision and instruments of visual pathways. 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-2017, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from around the world. All members of the vision science-2017 organizing committee look forward to meeting you in Chicago, USA.

 For more:  http://optometry.conferenceseries.com/america/

Why Chicago,USA?

Chicago is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, the population of the city is 2,695,598 and rank 3rd largest city in US. Chicago had the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States at US$571billion. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwest.

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation; with O'Hare International Airport being the busiest airport in the world. Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Chicago is being recognized as major world financial centre, with the second largest central business district in the United States.

The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute and its expansive collections, including noted Impressionist works. Chicago is a major transportation hub in the United States. It is an important component in global distribution, as it is the third largest inter-modal port in the world after Hong Kong and Singapore.    

Conference Highlights

·         Optical Coherence Tomography

·         Pediatric uveitis

·         Ophthalmia nodosa Due to Caterpillar Hairs

·         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

Why to attend???

18 thWorld 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

A Unique Opportunity for Advertisers and Sponsors at this International event: http://optometry.conferenceseries.com/america/sponsors.php

 

Major Optometry Associations in USA

  • Arkansas Optometric Association
  • American Physical Society
  • American Optometric Association
  • Hawaii Optometric Association
  • New Hampshire Lake Optometric Association
  • New York State Optometric Association
  • Maryland Optometric Association
  • Michigan Optometric Association
  • Arizona Optometric Association
  • Wisconsin Optometric Association
  • Pennsylvania Optometric Association
  • Ohio Optometric Association
  • Illinois Optometric Association
  • California Optometric Association
  • Florida Optometric Association
  • North Dakota Optometric Association
  • Iowa Optometric Association
  • Kittery Optometric Associates
  • Alabama Optometric Association
  • Colorado Optometric Association
  • Great Valley Eye Associates
  • 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
  • Montana Optometric Association
  • Pee Dee Eye Associates
  • Owens Optometric  Association
  • Major Optometry Associations around the Globe:
  • The World Council of Optometry
  • Southern College of Optometry Foundation
  • The Association of Optometrists
  • Optometrists Association Australia
  • Indian Optometric Association
  • The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  • European Optometry and Optics Organisations
  • Louisiana State Association of Optometrists
  • Indian optometry federation
  • The European Council of Optometry and Optics
  • European Society of Optometrists
  • Optometric Association of the Philippines
  • European glaucoma society
  • South African Optometric Association
  • Nigerian Optometric Association
  • Alaska Optometric Association
  • European Council of Optometry and Optics
  • Jamaica Optometric Association
  • Nigeria National Optometric Association
  • Colorado Optometric Association
  • The New Brunswick Association of Optometrists
  • Beta Sigma Kappa - International Optometric Honor Society
  • Pakistan Optometric Association
  • Japan Optometric Association – Nagoya
  • Ghana Optometric Association

Chart Representaion of Optometric Associations-

 

Major Optometric 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 Optometric 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
  • Eye Care Specialists | Phoenix Children's Hospital

Chart Representation of Optometric Hospitals

 

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.

CHART FOR  THE VISION CORRECTION SURGERY INDUSTRY GROWTH

 

 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

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