Student event Optoversity will be held online on February 5, with finalists to compete in-person at 100% Optical in April 2023.

Last year’s event attracted 63 students competing from most of the universities with funds raised through sponsorship going to Vision Care for Homeless People.

‘No other event brings students together for such an inspired challenge, where they can test their knowledge and clinical skills, via OSCEs, among their peers in a fun way,’ said Karmelo Modina, co-founder of Out of the Box Optics. ‘We moved online for the event during Covid and this encouraged us to create even better ways to engage with the optometrists of tomorrow, and in turn this has led to more businesses donating valuable prizes.’