CHEC is pleased to announce that it will be the entrance sponsor for the upcoming 100% Optical event at ExCel, London. 100% Optical is the largest ophthalmology event in the UK and is expected to attract over 9,500 visitors and over 200 exhibitors between the 23rd and 25th of April.
As a major sponsor, CHEC will have a stand at the event with a dry lab, providing the opportunity for volunteers to practise cataract surgery on a demonstration model. Imran Rahman, CEO and consultant ophthalmologist, will award an iPad to the best surgeon each day.
Imran Rahman will also be hosting a discussion at 09.30 on the 24th of April on “Managing the COVID-19 backlog in ophthalmology”, where he will explore the role community-based approaches to healthcare have in reducing NHS waiting lists.
Speaking about the event, Imran Rahman said, “We are very excited to be the entrance sponsors for 100% Optical, a respected and prestigious event in the ophthalmology industry. We would welcome attendees to come to visit us at stand L430 and try out our unique dry lab. I am honoured to be hosting a discussion on managing the COVID-19 backlog, something that lies at the very core of what we aim to do at CHEC through our community-based approaches to healthcare.”
CHEC will be joined at the event by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), a charity offering support and advice to two million people in the UK experiencing sight loss. CHEC has recently partnered with RNIB to ensure Eye Care Liaison Officers will be on hand at sites to provide tailored practical and emotional support to patients.
CHEC’s sponsorship and provision of further services mark CHEC’s successful efforts in growing and raising awareness of the importance of accessible healthcare.