Essilor’s Points de Vue and IOA to Develop Joint CE Program


CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France and LONDON, England—The International Opticians Association (IOA) and Essilor’s online review of ophthalmic optics Points de Vue have announced a partnership to develop continuing education for ECPs. The program aims to embrace the diversity and expertise of opticians around the world. By leveraging intersections between the many different professionals within the eyecare sector, this CE partnership is designed to build knowledge sharing networks between opticians, ophthalmologists, and optometrists. Olga Prenat, global director of professional relations at Essilor International and chief editor of Points de Vue, said, “In the context of the profound transformation of the eyecare sector, opticians, ophthalmologists and optometrists alike need to have access to the latest information and trends in their field and relevant training programs to be able to meet the different challenges successfully.

As the industry’s primary digital platform, Points de Vue is distributed worldwide. Combining Points de Vue and the IOA’s reach, this exciting partnership will help us fulfill our mission to increase knowledge sharing among eyecare professionals and promote educational training and professional information across disciplines.”

Elaine Grisdale, director of development at the IOA, said, “ A new step in our partnership with Points de Vue will allow us to share our work and expertise with even more eyecare professionals across the globe. A second step in our partnership will be to develop together an international program for continuing education dedicated specifically to opticians. And finally we are delighted to be able to announce Essilor as a platinum sponsor for next year’s IOA Summit in Bangkok. Through this exciting partnership, the IOA is able to extend the development available to opticians at the event.”