SCC NSW goes virtual with hundreds live streaming

19 August 2021

On Wednesday, August 18, Specsavers hosted its seventh SCC with more than 500 participants live streaming across Australia and New Zealand. The event initially scheduled to be held in-person in NSW went virtual due to the COVID restrictions in place.

Sponsored by Alcon, the webinar topic Anterior therapeutics – managing infections (viral and bacterial) and featured CPD talks from Vision Eye Institute’s A/Prof Colin Chan, specialising in vision correction procedures, including laser eye surgery, refractive lens exchange and laser cataract surgery. We also heard from Ophthalmologist Dr Amand Borovik from Southern Ophthalmology on understanding IOL technology.

A/Prof Colin Chan’s presentation focused on the potential to eliminate the need for corneal transplants for patients with keratoconus, through a combination of early childhood monitoring and aggressive anti-allergy treatment to eliminate a key stimulus for disease progression.

Dr Armand Borovik presented an update on Alcon’s Vivity EDOF lens, including advice for how optometrists can communicate with patients before their surgeries to help set expectations and achieve the best outcomes.

This session also included the much anticipated announcement of the winners of the 2021 Doug Perkins Medal for clinical excellence and patient care. Congratulations to Specsavers Hervey Bay, QLD and Specsavers Queenstown, NZ. To find out more about the award, click here.

The next SCC session will be held online on Wednesday September 8, 7.00pm AEST.

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This event was proudly sponsored by Alcon.