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By promoting the importance of early detection and treatment, as well as the use of proper eye safety practices, throughout May each year the NEI aims to prevent help vision loss and blindness nationally.

Elektron Technology brings new, fast-moving engineered products to the market on a global scale.

Winner announced! Who won the thrilling supercar experience courtesy of Elektron Technology and Topcon at Optrafair 2013?

Over 300 optometrists tested the new portable MPS II macular pigment scanner on the Topcon stand at Optrafair 2013. The event comes ahead of the announcement of the AREDS 2 trial next month which is widely expected to produce more evidence for the importance of screening macular pigment in patients at risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Taking place at Downing College, Cambridge University on 10-13 July 2013, the event will explore up-to-date hypotheses and the supporting research data into the role of the macular carotenoids in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), vision, and cognitive function.

Checkit, the smart wireless food safety system, is being picked up by leading publications in the food industry from around the world.

In this month’s Optometry Today, optometrist Scott Mackie talks about the benefits that MPS II has brought to his two practices in Scotland. Six months ago, he acquired the macular pigment screening device and he says that he has already made his money back several times over.

Food safety is on New Yorkers’ minds, as 200 diners and workers at tapas restaurant Alta have had precautionary vaccinations against Hepatitis A after it was revealed that an employee may have passed on the infection when serving a dessert ordered by around 450 customers.

MPS II is a screening device which helps eyecare professionals spot the signs of age-related macular degeneration in their patients. There are immediate benefits in installing the device in the practice, both for the patient and for the clinicians themselves.

Visitors to Checkit’s stand at this year’s Food Safety Summit have the chance to win a Checkit system worth $2099.

Win a thrilling supercar experience courtesy of Elektron Technology, Topcon – and your own eyesight. Elektron’s MPS II Macular Pigment screener, launching at Optrafair on the Topcon stand, is the most advanced device available for identifying patients who need to improve their diet and lifestyle to reduce their risk of AMD.

New research published this week has linked cholesterol levels to sight loss – showing that simple eye drops could be used to treat the UK’s biggest cause of blindness, age-related macular degeneration (AMD).