Opthalmic show to feature new trends
Dubai, January 20, 2010
Optical and opthalmic professionals will meet in Dubai at an upcoming event which will showcase the future developments and trends in both the fashion and medical sectors.
The 11th edition of the Vision-X Dubai exhibition will be held from May 18 to 20 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Dicec).
The show will again offer a diverse yet targeted range of products from medical to fashion and lifestyle within the two dedicated areas: Vision Opticare and Vision Lifestyle.
Vision Opticare will facilitate the growing needs of the region's eye care specialists, featuring the latest in ophthalmic, optometric and technical equipment, instruments and machinery, while Vision Lifestyle will feature latest fashion eyewear and accessories.
“Vision-X Dubai brings together the latest eyewear fashion while offering a platform for the opthalmic industry to come together and create new business opportunities,” said Trixee Loh, senior vice president, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organiser of the event.
“We are seeing a great deal of interest from international companies looking to bring new ideas to the Middle East market and we know Vision-X Dubai will provide a focal point for future developments.”
Taking place on May 20, alongside Vision-X Dubai, the 5th Vision-X Dubai Conference, which is co-organised by Dubai World Trade Centre and the Emirates Medical Association Ophthalmic Society (Emaos), will also provide a platform to highlight issues driving the industry, including the prevalence of diabetes in the UAE.
“The Emirates Ophthalmic Society is proud to join Dubai World Trade Centre in organising the conference again alongside the Vision-X Dubai exhibition,” said Dr Manal Omran Taryam, president of the Emaos.
“World-renowned speakers and experts will join the Emirates Cataract and Refractive Surgery Club from the USA, Europe and the Middle East this year. The Vision-X Dubai and ECRS conference will host prominent figures in ophthalmology, concentrating on specific topics such as advances in cornea, refractive surgery and a special un-edited video session presenting complex eye surgeries,” he added.
According to the National Diabetes Guidelines, the prevalence of diabetes in the UAE adult population is at 19.6 per cent, the second highest in the world. Many sufferers don’t realise that diabetes can often lead serious complications to vision and lead to eye disease. This will be a leading topic throughout the Vision-X Dubai Conference. – TradeArabia News Service