Essilor Sponsor lecture

Essilor's sponsored lecture at the EAOO Helsinki2021 event is focused on refraction technology and methodology. The lecture is held on Friday, April 23, 2021, 13:00–13:30 Helsinki time.

Bringing refraction technology and methodology in 2021

This presentation will delve into advances in optometric examination technology in recent decades, including retinal examination instrumentation, and how refraction technology has yet to catch up. With more precision in digital lens manufacturing, the time has come to revisit refraction technology. The session will highlight the limitations on refraction imposed by 20th century equipment and will explore the potential of new technology and technology-enabled innovative strategies. Finally, the presentation will draw attention to findings from a recent comprehensive study of a new approach to refraction, with emphasis on the patient experience.


Mark A. Bullimore, MCOptom, PhD, FAAO
University of Houston, College of Optometry, Boulder, Colorado

Professor Bullimore is an internationally renowned scientist, speaker, and educator based in Boulder, Colorado. He received his Optometry degree and PhD in Vision Science from Aston University in Birmingham, England. He spent most of his career at the Ohio State University and the University of California at Berkeley and is now Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston. He is Associate Editor of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics and the former Editor of Optometry and Vision Science. His expertise in myopia, contact lenses, low vision, presbyopia, and refractive surgery means that he is consultant for a number of ophthalmic, surgical, and pharmaceutical companies.

Pete S. Kollbaum, OD, PhD, FAAO
Indiana University, School of Optometry, Bloomington, Indiana

Doctor Kollbaum is Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research at Indiana University. Dr. Kollbaum received the Borish Award from the AAO and was a three-time recipient of an Ezell Fellowship provided by the AAO Foundation. Dr. Kollbaum holds membership in AAO, ARVO, BCLA, and ISCLR. He is currently the Past-President of the AAO Foundation. His interests include lens design, optics, myopia, presbyopia, eye fatigue, and predictive modeling.