Opti’s evolution and variety

With digitalisation at the forefront of many industries, this year’s Opti Munich embraced the potential benefits new technologies could bring to the sector. Jo Gallacher reports

After a foggy landing at Munich airport and a brisk wait outside in -6°C for the connecting coach, the sheer noise of the first hall, never mind the bustling of bodies inside it, demonstrates what a popular show Opti has become in recent years. Stands of every shape and size decorate the halls, all hoping to grab the attention of the 27,500 national and international trade visitors from more than 35 countries.

All the usual suspects were present, from high-end frame designers, spectacle and contact lens manufacturers to equipment stalls and shop fitting displays. The four halls were crammed with things to see, catering for all aspects of the industry.

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