100% Optical // CPD sessions and education programmes

100% optical champions independent designers and manufacturers with more exhibitors than ever before

Organisers of the UK’s largest optical event, 100% Optical, have once again pledged to champion independent eyewear designers and manufacturers, with its biggest line-up ever when the three-day show returns in 2023, from 25-27 February at ExCeL London.

The London-based show has announced that a record number of its exhibitors are independent frame designers this year, featuring independent brands including VAVA Eyewear, Vysen Eyewear, Salt Optics, Nine Eyewear, NW77th, Bevel Specs, and FFIN, who will all be showcasing their latest innovations and designs which hero sustainability and environmentally-friendly materials at the 2023 show.

  • 100% Optical was born out of a desire for independent frame designers and manufacturers to have a London-based international show which is why independents have always been a highlight and key focus and this year is no exception. We're taking it a step further in 2023 with a newly added Makers Corner featuring interactive sessions which shine a spotlight on unique crafters creating innovative optical designs that hero sustainability. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on this exciting new feature at 100% Optical in the coming weeks.

Visitor registration is now live for Europe’s fastest-growing optical fashion event, which will see the delivery of the show’s biggest-ever programme of education. Last month, in collaboration with the AOP, an expansive programme was announced, with around 140 CPD sessions across 11 different hubs.

A new process for delegates to book popular CPD sessions was also revealed, with bookings from January and priority access given to delegates registered in advance. The first phase of the education programme is now live with further sessions to be released later this month and in December.

100% Optical

100% Optical sessions will include keynote lectures, discussion workshops, peer reviews and interactive poster trails. Key themes and topics entail myopia management, advances in clinical imaging, including the role of artificial intelligence, and dry eye disease with content commissioned to meet the needs of all practitioner types.

100% Optical brings together nearly 10,000 optical professionals from across the globe. Read more about this show on TEF Magazine or visit their website to register for free.


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Author: maarten weidemaAfter being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded "International Optical Personality of the Year", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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