2. February 2016 11:30
One of the largest manufacturers of contact lenses and lens care products, Alcon, has announced the opening of the company’s new eye health education and training centre, which is located in Fort Worth, Texas.
The centre was designed to provide education not only to Alcon employees, but also to eye care practitioners and students, who will be able to learn about the most recent advances in contact lens technology as well as optometry and ophthalmology in general.
According to an Alcon spokesperson, the facility (officially called the Alcon Experience Center) will be very helpful in educating eye care professionals, using hands-on techniques simulating what happens at real practices as well as providing an immersive learning experience for students. Ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and university students will be able to take advantage of a fully equipped optometric training area and practise examining patients with the latest and most advanced tools currently available on the market, the spokesperson added.