Dry Eye Wellbeing Seminar For Patients 2022

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Dry Eye Wellbeing Seminar For Patients

26th July 2022

In Scope, we are passionate about improving people’s quality of life and well-being. Throughout 2022, we hope to support you in minding and managing your eye health.

With July being Dry Eye Awareness month we will be hosting a virtual seminar that will provide free, practical support and advice for anyone that may be experiencing symptoms of dry eyes and or allergy.

At Scope our mission is to provide everyone with access to great resources and products that can help them understand what must be done to maintain healthy vision and establish good eye health habits.​

Event Speakers

What To Expect From This Wellbeing Event

Expert Advice

Hear from Doctors and leading medical experts in their field discuss the latest treatment and recommendations. 

 

These are professionals with decades of experience in managing ocular surface diseases, ready to share their knowledge and insights with you.

Patient Stories

Sometimes a fresh perspective from another patient is all you need to change how you manage your symptoms. 


At this event you will hear from a patient’s perspective how Dry Eye disease impacted their life and the steps they took to regain control of their ocular health.

Your Questions Answered

We know that everyone’s Dry Eye can be different so if you have a question specific to your experience or symptoms please let us know.

 

We will have a Q&A session during the event and will do our best to answer as many questions as possible during the event.

Event Schedule

Event 1 - Getting the most out of your Eyecare Appointment

1:00-2:00PM GMT

During our first session Scope's Edel Duffy, Head of Medical, will be joined by Dr. Keyur Patel, award winning optometrist and Director at the multi-award winning, Tompkins Knight and Son Optometrists and Claire McGing a dry eye patient.

Together they will explore the appointment process from both the clinician and patient perspectives. Following this event, we hope that participants will be better equipped to get the most out of their appointments.

Event 2 - Understanding the treatment for Dry Eye Disease

2:15-3:30PM GMT

After a short break to rest your eyes, Edel will be joined in studio by the wonderful Mandy Davidson and Ailbhe ni Raighne, with Laura Periman dialling in from her practice in Seattle in the United States.

This session aims to provide attendees with a greater understanding of how and why specific treatments are recommended, we hope to help people manage their dry eyes more easily and consistently.

A Scope patient non-promotional event to inform, educate and support patients. Brought to you by a passionate group of Healthcare Professionals and the Scope Medical and CSR Teams.

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Learn More About Scope

Scope is a family run eyecare and healthcare company, operating in Ireland, the UK and the USA. This programme is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility and commitment to Goal 3 Good Health & Wellbeing under the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Sustainability Goal 3 - Good health and Well-being
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The Benefits of Preservative Free Drops
  • Benzalkonium chloride (BAK) is the most frequently used preservative in preserved eye drops. BAK can induce corneal and conjunctival epithelial cell apoptosis, damage corneal nerves, delay wound healing, interfere with tear film stability and cause loss of goblet cells.3
  • The negative symptoms experienced through the use of BAK-preserved drops may impact adherence to the prescribed treatment or management regime.4
  • Preservative-free tear replacement is preferred in cases of frequent and chronic application.5
  • Patients with Dry Eye Disease (DED), especially those with severe DED who require dosing over 4 times daily with lubricants or who use ocular lubricants in conjunction with other chronic topical therapies such as glaucoma medications, should avoid the use of ocular lubricants containing preservative.3
HYLO-Tear and HYLO-Forte Price Comparison
Product HYLO Tear HYLO Forte Evolve HA Hyabak Thealoz Duo
Drug Tariff price1 £8.50 £9.50 £5.99 £8.99 £7.99
Average duration of scripts (days) 30.31 30.65 19.78 27.07 25.55
Annual cost to ICS per patient £102.36 £111.85 £110.53 £128.43 £107.73

 

*Analysed data for preservative free (PF) ocular lubricants from Cegedim’s THIN database, Jan 2020-Dec 2020 (Representative of 400+ GP practices & 3.2M patient population)