As wearable technology continues to invigorate the world of eye care through both form and function, Vision Expo West, International Vision Expo & Conference has introduced a targeted new continuing education track dedicated to educating attendees on what this technology means for the industry’s future, and how to maximize its business potential.
The six-hour Wearable Tech track, held Friday, Sept. 19 at Vision Expo West 2014, highlighted everything from Google Glass to augmented reality goggles to GPS and Bluetooth-enabled frames.:
• The Glass Class: a one-hour group discussion about Google Glass and other wearable technologies that relate to eyecare;
• The Future of Digital Vision and Wearable Technology: need-to-know information about smart glasses and other wearable technology innovations, and how to effectively market these solutions;
• Technology Within the Blink of an Eye: a look at how the next generation of GPS and Bluetooth heads-up display technology is integrated into unique frame designs to maximize field of view;
• Eye2: What you Need to Know About Eyewear and Eyecare’s Pivotal New Role in Wearable Technology: a discussion and demonstration of the latest developments in wearable optical technology, from smart glasses and contact lenses to augmented and virtual reality systems and low vision devices, and how these technologies are benefitting patients;
• Wired and Blurry!: an overview of products designed to increase contrast, comfort and focus for the digital generation.
In recognition of the ways new technology is changing the practice and business of eyecare, Vision Expo West offered more than 38 hours of continuing education on how professionals can integrate technology into every aspect of practice for improved patient outcomes and profitability. Additionally, the popular 10-hour Spectacle Lens Expert track returned this year to educate attendees on the latest lens technology, trends in freeform lens processing and digital eyestrain.