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O=MEGA19: It’s Time For Trade

When Southern Regional Congress and ODMA Fair come together under the O=MEGA19 umbrella this July, you can expect to benefit from the largest education and trade event in the industry, coupled with an unrivalled program of clinical lectures and workshops.

Created by the Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association (ODMA) and Optometry Victoria, O=MEGA19 is an international event that will take place from 19–21 July 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

With over 120 exhibitors confirmed, O=MEGA19 will deliver the nation’s most comprehensive exhibition of optical equipment, frames, sunglasses and lenses. Within the exhibition, Design Junction will showcase premium high end international and Australian eyewear brands.

This massive display will be complemented by short sharp product presentations from The Knowledge Centre on the trade show floor. Additionally, the 2019 ODMA Awards of Excellence will be presented, recognising the very best in fashion, innovation and technology.

Categories for the ODMA Awards of Excellence are:

  1. Optical frames,
  2. Sunglasses,
  3. Children’s frames,
  4. Lens design,
  5. Lens coating,
  6. Optical instruments, and
  7. Optical accessories.

Additionally, two new award categories have been introduced for practitioners in 2019: ‘Independent practice of the year’ and ‘Best dressed window’.

All 2019 exhibitors have been invited to submit entries over a range of categories which will be reviewed by a specialist independent judging panel, comprised of expert members representing optometry, dispensing, media, and independent retail.

Entries to the ODMA Awards of Excellence close on 14 June and three finalists will be chosen for each category. The winners will be announced on day one of the Fair: Friday, 19 July.

BE SURE TO VISIT

The O=MEGA19 trade show is open:

Friday 19 July 2019, 10am – 7pm

Saturday 20 July 2019, 10am – 7pm

Sunday 21 July 2019, 10am – 4pm 

Equipment On Show At O=MEGA19

REVO FC

Optimed’s Revo FC is a fully automatic high resolution fundus camera and optical coherence tomographer (OCT). It captures stunning 12 megapixel colour OCT images along with 80,000 A scans per second in high definition. Revo FC is a truly versatile device giving you the option of adding further modules like OCT-B (biometry for myopia monitoring), OCT-T (front and back surface corneal topography) and OCT-A (angiography) at point of purchase or in the future.

Contact: Optimed (AUS) 1300 657 720 

VISIT: STAND D09, E07 

SPECTRALIS

The Spectralis is a multimodal imaging platform optimised for the posterior segment with an upgradable, modular design to suit every budget. This platform allows clinicians to configure each Spectralis to the specific diagnostic workflow in the practice or clinic. Multimodal options include: optical coherence tomography (OCT), multiple scanning, laser fundus imaging modalities, widefield and ultra-widefield, scanning laser angiography, and OCT angiography.

Contact: Heidelberg Engineering (AUS) 03 9464 1088 

VISIT: STAND G12 

ZEISS SITA FASTER

The Humphrey visual field analyser 3 now features the SITA Faster 24-2 test, which reduces test time by 50% compared to SITA Standard, and 30% compared to SITA Fast. Additionally, the new 24-2C test pattern adds ten extra points to the standard 24-2 test to examine areas along nerve fibre bundles known to be susceptible to glaucomatous defects.

Contact: Zeiss Account Manager 

VISIT: STAND C01 

E300 CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHER

According to Medmont International, the E300 corneal topographer offers the largest coverage of any placido ring topographer, limbus to limbus. Considered to be the gold standard for fitting specialty lenses, it delivers exceptional accuracy with a standard deviation of error of 2μm. Medmont is best in class for noninvasive dry eye analysis. Also on display at O=Mega19 will be the M700 automated perimeter and AT20P acuity tester.

Contact: Medmont (AUS) 03 9259 0800 

VISIT: STAND D07 

MONACO

Monaco is the only ultra-widefield retinal imaging device with integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT). This device produces a 200 degree single capture retinal image in less than half a second and also provides cross sectional OCT views of the retinal structures. Monaco enables a rapid multi-modality capture featuring colour, autofluorescence and OCT scans for both eyes, in as little as 90 seconds.

Contact: Optos (AUS) 08 8444 6500 

VISIT: STAND C12

CURVE

The Curve embodies cutting edge technology, sleek styling, and provides an innovative digital solution for colorimetry assessment in the modern practice. The Curve follows a systematic process familiar to eye care professionals. The functionality of this digital system unlocks features such as automated ordering to make for a more streamlined experience.

Contact: Cerium (AUS) 08 8346 1366 

VISIT: STAND A23 

SBM I.C.P OSA AND IDRA

The SBM I.C.P OSA for dry eye evaluation is multi-functional for imaging and comprehensive analysis of functionality and stability of the tear film layers, automated detection, and quantification of meibomian glands and more. The IDRA model has even more features including auto interferometry analysis, auto non-invasive tear break up mapping, fluorescein exciter filter, eye blink evaluation, and 3D meibography imaging.

Contact: BOC Instruments (AUS) 1800 804 331 

VISIT: STAND D12 

RODENSTOCK DNEYE PRO

Rodenstock DNEye PRO is a new era in the optimisation of lenses. Until recently, lenses were designed at the vertex sphere. Now, with DNEye PRO, further measurements of the eye are taken into account. Rodenstock offers the optometrist a unique technology with easily communicable added value and great patient benefits.

Contact: Rodenstock (AUS) 02 9748 0988 

VISIT: STAND I07 

OPTICARE

The Huvitz optical coherence tomographer (OCT) – an all in one 3D OCT with fundus camera with axial length measurement – is about to be integrated with Altris – a developer of deep learning platforms for ophthalmology. Huvitz has an agreement with Altris to develop customised artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, for retinal diseases, for its Huvitz HOCT-1/F1 device.

Contact: Opticare (AUS) 1800 251 852 

VISIT: STAND A06 

FM DISTRIBUTION

FM is running a never seen before stock clearance from June until the close of O=Mega19.

Significant discounts, of up to 70%, are available on the CSO Antares all in one topographer/dry eye analyser, the MPS II macular pigment density screening device, the E-Eye IPL for dry eye, the CSO Cobra retinal camera, the Vivid Vision virtual reality solution for strabismus and amblyopia, and CSO slit lamps.

Secure your special deal before the end of the financial year with a 10% deposit. Limited stock is available.

Contact: FM (AUS) 07 3393 9342 

VISIT: STAND B12

 

STILTEC

Lacritec has provided additional relief to Australian dry eye sufferers for seven years.

Its patented combination of pharmaceutical grade fish oil, borage oil, and importantly flax seed oil, generally results in patients halving their usage of eye drops.

Remember the dosage: three capsules per day for the first four to six weeks, then two capsules per day ongoing. Available in 60 capsule bottles and a cost effective, convenient 200 capsule economy pack. Note, to help you retain sales generated through consultations, Stiltec no longer includes a reorder phone number on Lacritec 60s packaging.

Contact: Stiltec (AUS) 1800 622 883 

VISIT: STAND A13 

MYLO FOR MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

Mylo individually crafted silicone hydrogel contact lenses are specifically designed for myopia management. Powered by Brien Holden Vision Institute’s patented Extended Depth of Focus (EDoF) technology, Mylo slows myopia progression and supports a comfortable acclimation to the lens, enhancing the overall wearing experience. A monthly disposable contact lens, Mylo features high water content and low coefficient of friction, which combine to improve comfort throughout the day. Its wide range of parameters and low elastic modulus ensure an excellent fit and easy handling, especially for the youngest contact lens wearers.

Contact: Capricornia Contact Lens (AUS) 1300 650 994 

VISIT: STAND K22 

PARAGON CRT

Gelflex is now the official distributor of Paragon CRT in Australia and New Zealand. The Paragon CRT design incorporates proximity control technology, mirrored harmonic surfaces and aqua comfort to provide a logical fitting system with a focus on providing excellent patient outcomes. It is supported by Gelflex’s experienced technical support team.

Contact: Gelflex (AUS) 1800 335 559 

VISIT: STAND K15 

NOVATEARS

NovaTears (Perfluorohexyloctane 100%, 3mL) eye lubricant and tear film stabiliser acts as a lubricating lipid layer stabiliser and evaporative barrier for improved tear film stability and quality. NovaTears spreads quickly and easily on the eye with a long lasting effect, and has a pleasant warm silky feeling with no blurring, stinging, or burning. Available in a multi-dose bottle, it contains no preservatives, phosphates, or surfactants, and can be used for six months after opening.

Contact: AFT Pharmaceuticals (AUS) 1800 AFT PHARM or (NZ) 0800 423 823 

VISIT: STAND I04

MD EYECARE

 

MDeyes Once Daily helps support macular health using the highest quality ingredients. The formula is blister packed and calendar labelled, and also available as a delicious orange flavoured drink. DRYeye Forte is a patented omega 3 formula that uses re-esterified fish oil rich in concentrated EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and combines with GLA (Gamma linolenic acid), Vitamin D3 and antioxidants to deliver powerful, systemic anti-inflammatory relief for dry eyes. Proudly Australian made.

Contact: MD Eyecare (AUS) 1300 952 001 or (NZ) 0800 443 652 

VISIT: STAND K06 

SMAP3D PRO

The sMap3D Pro delivers one million measurement points, offering technological precision for mapping the shape of the eye. Featuring 360 degree coverage and 10 micron precision, the sMap3D Pro captures highly detailed maps of the cornea and sclera. The data collected informs the design of Contact Lens Centre Australia’s totally customisable scleral lenses.

Contact: Contact Lens Centre Australia (AUS) 03 9543 1811 

VISIT: STAND A18 

NULIDS

NuLids dry eye therapy enables patients to treat their condition at home, with treatments that take just one minute a day. With an oscillating soft tip, NuLids stimulates and rejuvenates the meibomian glands.

According to Good Optical, with daily use, patients report noticeable improvement in both signs and symptoms of dry eye, in as little as eight days.

Contact: Good Optical Services (AUS) 1800 814 963 

VISIT: STAND I04 

ALCON PRECISION1

Alcon has launched Precision1 contact lenses specifically designed for new wearers. Precision1 contact lenses feature innovative SmartSurface technology that helps address the main reasons for dropout with precise vision,1,2 all-day comfort,1 and ease of handling.1 This microthin, highperformance layer of moisture on the lens surface exceeds 80% water.3

Contact: Alcon Laboratories (AUS) 1800 224 153 or PharmaCo (NZ) 0800 101 106. 

VISIT: STAND G07 

References available at mivision.com.au

BAUSCH + LOMB

The major contributor to contact lens drop off is high computer usage and dry eye.1 The fact that we may blink 66% less when using digital devices could contribute to eye dehydration.2 Biotrue OneDay contact lenses maintain moisture for up to 16 hours.3 These CLs maintain more than 98% of their moisture throughout the day and match the cornea’s water content of 7%.4 With crisp, clear vision, spherical aberration, halos and glare are reduced.

Biotrue OneDay features UVA/UVB Protection.* An online survey found that 76% of 9,330 patients who tried Biotrue OneDay preferred these contact lenses over their previous brand.6

Contact: Bausch + Lomb Account Manager 

VISIT STAND: I01 

References available at mivision.com.au

MENICARE PLUS CL SOLUTION

MeniCare Plus is an all in one, multipurpose lens solution for rigid gas permeable (GP) lenses, which fulfils the high expectations of all GP lens wearers. Maximum comfort can be achieved with MeniCare Plus by enhancing wettability and reducing lens deposits. MeniCare Plus will provide real comfort.

Contact: Menicon (AUS) 1800 639 879 

VISIT: STAND K18 

J&J VISION CARE

The first and only contact lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light is coming soon to Australia and New Zealand.

Selected by Time Magazine as one of the ‘Best innovations of 2018’, the lightadaptive Acuvue Oasys contact lens, with ground-breaking Transitions Light Intelligent Technology, will be showcased at O=Mega19.

Contact: Johnson & Johnson Vision Account Manager 

VISIT: STAND A16 

ICARE HOME TONOMETER

The Icare Home tonometer is designed for glaucoma patients or suspects, who require regular IOP monitoring, to use at home. This simple, non-invasive tool is based on a rebound measuring principle, requiring no drops, air or special skills. Staff can easily instruct patients on its use and have them perform the measurements at home a number of times a day for a set period of time. The device is then returned so the IOP measurements and times are downloaded for assessment.

Contact: Designs for Vision (AUS) 1800 225 307 

VISIT: STAND B01 

OCULO

Oculo is a clinical communications network founded in Australia by the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), which saw an opportunity to improve the way patient care is connected. Oculo facilitates improved collaborative patient care by connecting clinicians over a secure, cloud-based network, allowing them to share clinical communications and clinical imaging quickly and securely.

Contact: Oculo (AUS) 03 8592 7079 or (NZ) 09 888 0719 

VISIT: STAND B22 

AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF OPTICAL DISPENSING

The Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD) is a leading registered training organisation that provides student centred training that is customised, flexible, supportive and responsive.

Led by senior trainers James Gibbins and Chedy Kalach, ACOD offers HLT47815 – Cert IV in Optical Dispensing and Optical Essentials courses.

Contact: (AUS) 0425 278 227 or (AUS) 0416 095 263 

VISIT: STAND K08