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Specsavers Clinical Conference

Media Plaza
Croeselaan 6
3521 CA Utrecht

Sunday 6 October 2019

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Together for better eye and hearing care

By now, we know well that our senses don’t operate independently. That’s certainly the case for sight and hearing – that’s why we bring together eye and hearing care professionals at the Clinical Conference 2019. Besides informative lectures and practical presentations, you will have plenty of time to share knowledge and experiences with colleagues – and you will receive ADAP, Kadiz or StAr points for your participation.

For optometrists, opticians, optical advisers, optics students and other eye care professionals this year’s theme is making better eye care accessible to everyone. An ambitious goal that we can only achieve by working together with all healthcare providers in the industry. Together we can take steps to shape the current changes in eye care and ensure that our patients and customers receive the right care in the right place.

Auditors and audiology students can participate in a separate programme focussed on the best hearing care for everyone. To be able to offer this, cooperation between hearing care professionals, hearing aid manufacturers and other healthcare providers is important. If we keep on learning, share our knowledge and improve our skills, we can respond to the needs of the customer, make the right diagnosis and ultimately find the right hearing solution.

Speaker Information


Programme information

Time Title Room Speaker Language Type
09.00 - 10.00 Registration Foyer
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome Polar Remko Berkel All
10.15 - 11.00 How the senses work together Polar Nathan van der Stoep All
11.00 - 11.30 Tea/Coffee & Exhibitor Networking Foyer
11.30 - 12.15 Advanced Slit Lamp Management | Live demonstration on stage Polar Robert Andersson/
Gustav Brinkby
11.30 - 12.15 Contact Lenses Spark Fokko Trip Optical Dispensers
11.30 - 12.15 Battle of the brands Mission 2 Ondersteund door Wilrik van ‘t Noordende Audiology
12.20 - 13.05 Dry eye disease – an underdiagnosed and undertreated disease (voor Oogzorgprofessionals) Polar Tor Paaske Utheim Optometrists
12.20 - 13.05 Hospitality is a mindset Spark Willem Rube Optical Dispensers
12.20 - 13.05 Diagnostics in the hearing care practice Mission 2 Olav Wagenaar Audiology
13.05 - 14.00 Lunch Foyer
14.00 - 14.45 Glaucoma on a chip Polar Theo Gorgels Optometrists
14.00 - 14.45 Dry eye disease – an underdiagnosed and undertreated disease (voor Oogzorgadviseurs) Spark Tor Paaske Utheim Optical Dispensers
14.00 - 14.45 The smartest hearing care professional Mission 2 Ondersteund door Femke Lavrijssen Audiology
14.50 - 15.35 Grasping the opportunity of multifocal contact lenses Polar Philip Morgan Optometrists
14.50 - 15.35 Guess who – Seek and find the eye condition Spark Veronique Willemsen Optical Dispensers
14.50 - 15.35 Future technology and the critical customers Mission 2 André de Goeij Audiology
15.35 - 16.00 Tea/Coffee & Exhibitor Networking Foyer
16.00 - 16.45 Hospitality in retail Polar Willem Reimers All
16.50 - 17.00 Conference Closing Polar Rob de Waal All


Green Club

As there will be an increased pressure on the healthcare industry, the optometrist of the future needs to work closer with both general physicians and eye doctors. That means more enhanced optical services will be available in optical stores and that the optometrist will play an even more crucial role in eye health. At Green Club, we believe that keeping your knowledge up-to-date is vital in this ever-changing industry and will become even more important in the future. Therefore, we provide you with the tools to prepare yourself for the future, keep on learning and refresh your knowledge in an easy and professional way.

Free membership of the Green Club gives you the following benefits to keep on learning:

  • Browse the online library with many clinical articles, training modules and case studies – and earn CET points
  • Get inspiration from video content and webinars on clinical and retail topics
  • Stay up-to-date with news from the eye care industry
  • Get invited to the annual Specsavers Clinical Conference

All eye care professionals are welcome to become a member the Green Club – whether or not you work for Specsavers.

Venue information

Date: Sunday 6 October 2019
Venue: Media Plaza, Croeselaan 6, 3521 CA Utrecht

Media Plaza is a modern and innovative conference venue located right next to the Utrecht central station and within a short walking distance to the city centre. It is very accessible by both public transport and car.

The Clinical Conference will take place in the Polar, Spark and Flash and the exhibition will be located in the Flame foyer.

Accommodation options

Need a room? Consider these hotels close by our venues.

Hampton by Hilton Utrecht Central Station

Park Plaza Utrecht