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3 min read - Published on 12 May 2023

EssilorLuxottica continues strong partnership with EAOO as platinum sponsor of "Eye care in the changing world" 2023 conference in Poznań, Poland

Charenton-le-Pont, France and Poznań, Poland (12 May 2023) – EssilorLuxottica is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) as the platinum sponsor of their annual conference "Eye care in the changing world" in Poznań, Poland, on 12-14 May 2023. The 14th annual conference of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO), the largest professional gathering for optometry and optics in Europe, is a joint meeting with the European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO), co-organized by the EAOO and the Polish Optometric Association - Polskie Towarzystwo Optometrii i Optyki (PTOO).

As part of its commitment to engage with industry experts, share knowledge and insights, and provide innovative solutions to address the growing problem of presbyopia, EssilorLuxottica will host a session featuring Sebastien Fricker, MSc, R&D Lens Design Manager, EssilorLuxottica, on "Recent Advances in the Development of Progressive Addition Lenses - Artificial Intelligence behind Varilux XR". The session will showcase EssilorLuxottica's latest innovation in artificial intelligence for progressive lenses, the Varilux XR Series lenses. The keynote session by EssilorLuxottica will take place on May 13th at 10:30 am local time.

This year’s Academy edition discusses the theme “Eyecare in the Changing World” and offers more than 50 hours of learning opportunities to share the latest knowledge and inspire best-practice. The program features a fantastic blend of scientific, clinical, educational, and public health topics, including plenary keynote lectures, joint symposiums, interactive workshops, and roundtables, with networking and exhibition facilities.

EssilorLuxottica remains dedicated to addressing the importance of myopia management, and will present new insights on myopia control spectacle lenses at this year's conference at their satellite session. The group is committed to bringing solutions to children to help slow down their myopia progression and prevent the onset of high myopia later in life. EssilorLuxottica's experts will share new insights and research on the Essilor Stellest lens, including its three-year clinical trial results. Attendees can expect to learn about the innovative features and benefits of this advanced lens technology, which is designed to provide clear, high-quality vision, while managing myopia progression in children. This satellite session will take place on May 13th at 14:30 local time.

EssilorLuxottica will also have a booth where attendees can discover instruments for day-to-day practice, discuss with experts, and find out more about EssilorLuxottica’s solutions for myopia and presbyopia. The agenda can be found here.

Academy President, Mrs. Liliana Stankova, FEAOO, commented: "The European Academy of Optometry and Optics is delighted to be partnering with EssilorLuxottica in presenting our annual meeting in Poznań in 2023. Working together will help us raise standards and improve education in the field of optometry and optics to meet the needs of everyone’s vision across Europe. Events such as this Academy conference cannot happen without sponsorship, and we are grateful for EssilorLuxottica’s support.”

Dominika Olkowska, president of PTOO and Vision Care Specialist in Global Vision Care team, EssilorLuxottica, said, “Optometry is a field that is still developing, but it is also a very important profession, helping as many patients as possible to maintain healthy eyes and quality of vision. That is why educational meetings such as the annual EAOO conference are so essential! They create excellent opportunity for every specialist to learn and continuously improve their skills. We are delighted to host the EAOO annual congress in Poznań and look forward to welcoming a record number of delegates, students, researchers and practitioners to discuss, and share the latest evidence, education and clinical practice in optometry, optics and dispensing, and vision science. We are grateful that our sponsors understand this mission and support us in this effort, Together, we care about the highest quality of education and the development of optometrists and opticians around the world. Without the support of our sponsors, this would not be possible.”

Olga Prenat, Head, Medical and Professional Affairs and Vision Care Education, EssilorLuxottica, and founding member of EAOO, said, “We are pleased to partner yet again with EAOO, who shares our mission to promote education and knowledge among eye care professionals, and to collaborate to elevate the profession and practice. We look forward to sharing our myopia and presbyopia expertise and our latest innovations at EAOO to support eye care professionals and help them contribute to better vision care and eye health for patients.”

Alberto Silva, EMEA Medical Marketing and Professional Relations Director, EssilorLuxottica said, “EssilorLuxottica is proud to continue its strong partnership with the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) as a platinum sponsor of their annual conference. By supporting this important event, EssilorLuxottica reaffirms its commitment to advancing the field of optometry and optics, and to sharing insights and solutions to address pressing global eye care challenges. The EAOO conference provides a valuable forum for industry experts to exchange ideas, collaborate on research and development, and discuss the latest advances in eye care. EssilorLuxottica is honored to be a part of this esteemed community and looks forward to contributing to the conference through its keynote session and other presentations.”

For more information on the conference visit: eaoo2023.com.