International conference for contact lens specialists - Cameron Optometry | Cameron Optometry
Cameron Optometry represented at conference for international contact lens specialists

Cameron Optometry represented at conference for international contact lens specialists

Posted on 08th June 2017

Former managing director and founder of Cameron Optometry, Donald Cameron, attended the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists (ISCLS), along with Ian Cameron. Here Donald shares some of the highlights and insights.

It was a great privilege to be invited to bring a formal welcome to the delegates and partners attending the ISCLS at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh last weekend. Having reminded them of some of Scotland’s history of innovation of the past, Ian then explained some of the surgical training he had undertaken and expounded his aspirations for the development of the profession over the next 25 years.

The group is formed of many of those who have written the textbooks and done the clinical research that had led to the innovations within the contact lens world – daily disposable lenses, one step disinfecting solutions, lenses for treating children with congenital cataracts and for treating other diseases of the cornea.

One of the most interesting areas of current research is the management of myopia (short-sight). Historically myopia has been set at around 22% in the UK and is expected to double in the next 20 years. In Taiwan the incidence of myopia is 96%. Myopia is not just an inconvenience since it increases risks of glaucoma and a number of other eye diseases so the World Health Organisation is describing what is happening as an epidemic.

To listen to these world experts describe how this can be managed with new contact lens designs was exciting since the practice is at the forefront of this work in the UK. In summary our attendance at this prestigious conference was not only helpful, it was an honour to be invited to address such an august body and we are certain the spin off from the weekend will be seen in the way we develop our clinical skills.

 


Related Posts

Coronavirus, COVID-19, advice

27th May 2020

In response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, COVID-19, we are advising all patients to follow the latest Government advice, NHS advice and guidance from Health Protection Scotland. This page wil...

Read more

How to avoid digital eyestrain when working from home

26th May 2020

Last week we provided advice on how to prevent your child suffering from digital eyestrain. This week, we're looking at adults, in particular those working from home (most of us at the moment!). Ian...

Read more

Help your child avoid digital eyestrain

12th May 2020

As many of us continue homeschooling our children, they are inevitable spending more time in front of screens. Ian Cameron has compiled this video with tips on how to help them avoid digital eyest...

Read more

Taking a good photo of your eye for your optometrist   

30th April 2020

If you have an issue with your eye, while we aren’t able to see you in person, we might suggest you send us images for us to take a look at. It is important that the images are the best possible qua...

Read more