Optrafair 2016: Craig and Peter deliver lecture at NEC Arena

Our optometrists Craig McArthur and Peter Ivins of Peter Ivins Eye Care Bearsden, Glasgow delivered a lecture updating the UK’s optometrists and opticians on the latest advancements in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) at this year’s Optrafair 2016 optometric conference at Birmingham’s NEC Arena.


Expert’s in Optical Coherence Tomography

Craig and Peter have delivered lectures on Optrafair’s main stage in each of the last 5 years. The duo are considered industry experts in OCT, a technique that allows high definition 3D imaging of the back of the eye. This ability to look through the eye as well as into the eye allows us diagnose conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration at much early stages in the disease and thus offer earlier treatments and better outcomes.  The technique is offered as part of Peter Ivins Eye Care’s Eye Care for Life programmes.  The aim of Eye Care for Life is  to supplement the 2 yearly NHS eye examination with the latest technology available world wide and more regular eye examinations to ensure the earliest diagnosis of eye problems.

Asim Sheikh, our third optometrist, who practices part-time at Peter Ivins Eye Care in conjunction with his role a clinical trainer for Carl Zeiss Meditech, delivered a series of ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions teaching practitioners from the UK about the latest diagnostic technology as they tuck into their lunch.



About Optrafair 2016

The UK’s leading optical exhibition Optrafair brings together and is valued by a community of practitioners, suppliers and educators to help eye care professionals expand their knowledge, grow awareness of new products and services, gain continuing education and training points and develop their businesses. Built on a trusted heritage spanning over 35 years, Optrafair is the established place to close deals, be immersed in the latest clinical thinking and business advice and get hands on with new products and equipment.


If you wish to make an appointment for an OCT scan you can do so by calling our reception team on 0141 943 3300 or alternatively you can book an appointment online using our web diary.


Craig McArthur and Peter Ivins lecture at Optrafair 2016

Optrafair 2016 Main Stage

Asim Sheikh Optometrist Lunch and Learn Optrafair 2016



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