The International Congress of Optometry, Contactology and Ophthalmic Optics (OPTOM’18) has celebrated its 25th edition this year. Since its first celebration in 1970, OPTOM has been consolidating, refining and innovating its scientific program and its organization to become a reference. Currently, OPTOM is the main national meeting of the sector, and one of the most important on an international scale. It brings together more than 1,300 professionals, mostly opticians and optometrists, as well as leading companies in the sector and several world experts. The theme of this edition was “Directing our future” since OPTOM’18 is the meeting point to discuss, know and apply innovative solutions and techniques for the optometrist of today and of an immediate future. Furthermore, the scientific program included presentations about the latest studies in the world of Optometry and Optics, which was developed in different formats: plenary sessions, monographic courses, oral communications, sponsored conferences and posters.
This time, Laura Rico del Viejo (ESR 2) and Clara Llorens Quintana (ESR 3) attended at OPTOM’18 to present their research work to international eye care professionals and researchers in vision science. Laura Rico del Viejo (ESR 2) gave a lectures about “Ageing and gender, how affect the ocular surface parameters?” and “Impact of the meibomian gland loss on the tear film and ocular surface” and Clara Llorens Quintana (ESR 3) presented her interesting work on “New automatic method to measure the tear film stability based on fractal dimension analysis”. In addition, this Congress was also an opportunity for the ESRs to meet and establish professional relationships with other researchers and leading experts in the Optometry field.
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