The field of vision therapy is fast-evolving and developing. While it is still an uphill battle in many countries to get vision therapy a position it deserves in the professional community, we have been noticing steady improvements globally.
At the core of these advances is a solid scientific and professional approach of a small yet growing vision therapy community. AmblyoPlay is proud to prominently participate in the leading industry events, building strong connections in the professional community.
This year, we are making a great World Tour, which started in April at the Annual Meeting of COVD in Toronto, Canada, continued in May at a leading European conference EAOO in Poznan, Poland, and is culminating at the beginning of September with the World Congress of Optometry / O=MEGA Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
52nd Annual Meeting of COVD: Place to be in Vision Therapy
Our season of touring began in April with a visit to Canada! The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals, including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists.
Its flagship event is the Annual Meeting, at which leading practitioners of vision therapy meet and exchange their latest findings. In parallel to the educational segment, they invite a carefully curated selection of companies offering the most innovative and progressive solutions that can help with vision therapy.
After a couple of events limited by COVID, we finally accepted their kind invitation and attended the 52nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.
More than 800 vision therapists attended the event and stopped at our booth over 4 days between April 25th-29th. Not only was the response great, but we also reemphasised our commitment to grow our vision therapy solutions based on professional feedback.
Based on the input of practitioners and world-leading experts, we already further improved and upgraded our AmblyoPlay vision therapy suite. While the stop was too short to appreciate the full scope of knowledge and innovation at the display, we were time bound to continue to our next stop – this time in Europe!
European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO): Raising Awareness of Vision Therapy
In contrast to the Annual Meeting of COVD, which brings together exclusively specialists in vision therapy and vision development, the EAOO includes all the professionals from the fields of optometry, optics, and ophthalmology. This meant we got a completely different insight, as most attendees needed to gain experience with vision therapy.
However, what was incredibly encouraging was that binocular vision and vision development were crucial topics at the conference, so we were definitely at the right place, showcasing how technology can amplify the treatment process with noninvasive and easy-to-use tools.
Over 500 most progressive eye care practitioners from across Europe were in attendance. Consequently, our network of providers across the continent grew exponentially and continues to grow. This is especially important, as vision therapy in many countries still needs to be recognised or at least a very underdeveloped field. Consequently, many kids nowadays don’t get the appropriate treatment, which, if the professional community at EAOO and we have anything to do with it, is about to change!
Looking forward to meeting this tremendous European community again next year at the EAOO in Helsinki, Finland!
Join us in Melbourne for the World Congress of Optometry in September!
To complete our treble of leading industry conferences, we are travelling down to Australia at the beginning of September! We will present AmblyoPlay and other Smart Optometry solutions at the 4th World Congress of Optometry (WCO) and O=MEGA23 Expo in Melbourne, Australia, between September 8th-10th!
As the WCO is touching down in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, we are also proudly launching AmblyoPlay in Australia. Over 2,000 global professionals, including optometrists, optical dispensers, ophthalmologists, orthoptists, ophthalmic nurses, practice staff, optical retailers and service providers, technicians and students, are expected to travel to Australia over three days.
If you are coming to this event, or if you are in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney) in the first two weeks of September, visit us at booth J2, or get in touch to arrange a meeting outside the event venue!