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Topcon supports World Sight Day in EU Parliament in Brussels

Brussels,  European Parliament, 8th of October 2014

Topcon assisted the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) to promote the  World Sight Day.

Word Sight Day
World Sight Day is a global event that focuses on bringing attention on blindness and vision impairment. On the occasion of World Sight Day, the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) set an ambitious objective to leverage vision and eye health at European level.

Topcon Europe Medical
Topcon Europe Medical supported this event with two non-mydriatic fundus cameras, the Topcon TRC-NW8, and one combined OCT & non-mydriatic fundus camera, the Topcon 3D OCT-1 Maestro.

To illustrate the health benefits of eye examinations, retinal photographs and OCT images were taken from a large number of Members of the European Parliament, advisors and staff, with each attendee given an explanation of their retinal image. The stand was busy throughout and there was a real interest amongst European policy-makers for additional information about eye health and what they could do to help

European Coalition for Vision
The European Coalition for Vision is an alliance made up of professional bodies, patient groups, European NGOs, disabled people’s organisations and trade associations representing suppliers.  The coalition exists to raise the profile of eye health and vision, help prevent avoidable visual impairment and secure an equal and inclusive society for those with irreversible blindness or low vision in Europe.

More information about the World Sight Day is available here