A number of new presenters will be joining those who are returning to the Specsavers Dispensing Conference (SDC2) for its second year, rounding out a world-class speaker program with a strong academic focus.

SDC2 is taking place as a series of one-day conferences in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from 12 to 17 August 2018, and will comprise a combination of workshops and lectures presented by industry experts.

In addition to the previously announced SDC2 presenters, Professor Joanne Wood from the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Optometry and Vision Science will be speaking on the topic of driving and vision – specifically, the visual demands of patients who drive, how single vision and progressive addition lenses impact visual behaviour while driving, and the adverse effects that lighting and glare can have, as well as the impact of coatings and tints in these situations.

Dr Lewis Williams, Director of Educational Development for the International Association of Contact Lens Educators, will discuss the essentials of contact lenses and how to deal with a range of issues that might arise.

Visual loss will be examined in depth in a presentation by Dr Vincent Nguyen, who is an orthoptics lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney. Dr Nguyen will also speak about loss simulations and management, including visual aids and strategies.

Trent McInerney, Director of Rx Safety, will also speak about prescription safety eyewear, presenting important points relating to certified vs compliant product. He will also discuss substantiation of the claim of certified or compliant product, the testing regime and documentation, suitability of various lens materials, and how frame designs have evolved over time.

Win one of 20 free passes

To celebrate the opening of SDC2 registrations to all dispensers, Specsavers is currently offering 20 free conference entry passes valued at up to $380 + GST to non-Specsavers delegates – five for each city in which the conference is being held.

For your chance to win a free pass and to register for the event, contact Lucy Markus via +61 (0)429 003 379 or lucy.markus@specsavers.com

For all other event-related enquiries, contact Katie Philp, Dispensing Advancement Manager, via anz.sdc@specsavers.com or visit the SDC2 event page for more information.