The 48th MIDO optical exhibition was held on 24-26 February iin Milan, Italy, attracting 1,305 exhibitors for its 52,000 sqm of floor space in seven sold-out pavilions.
Eye Health Awareness Day, a meeting dedicated to eye health and eye care, was held on 25 February – the first time such an event was held at MIDO that brought together international experts who share an interest in promoting awareness of the importance of eye health.
Participants incuded: Silvio Paolo Mariotti of the World Health Organisation; Giuseppe Ruocco, secretary-general of Italy’s Ministry of Health; and Francesco Bandello of the National Scientific Committee for the Prevention of Blindness.
In the words of Mr Bandello: “The meeting was conceived to bring together international influencers in the field of eye health and eye care with the idea of sharing experiences, programs and good practices, as well as maximising the efficacy of activities and messages about this topic.
“We hope to build new cooperative partnerships among industry players, who will have the opportunity to present their experiences before a highly-qualified audience of visitors from around the world.
“Guests include organisations and associations from Italy, France, the United States and Spain.