BUSINESS opti 2022 Returns to Munich, Will Showcase Tech and Trends, With Spotlights on Sustainability and Myopia Management By Staff Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:18 AM MUNICH—After a break due to COVID-19, opti is returning to Munich, Germany this May 13 through 15 at the Fairground Munich. This year’s show will once again serve as, “a meeting point and showroom rolled into one, and offers a range of innovations, expertise and leading topics in the industry, plus plenty of room for personal encounters and experiencing products,” show organizers said in a statement. In particular, opti 2022 will shine spotlights on sustainability and myopia management.Lenses designed both to control and slow myopia will be presented at the show, alongside multifocal daily disposable contact lenses, as well as orthokeratology night lenses, show organizers said. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to see how many ECPs are using artificial intelligence to reliably detect AMD, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. opti 2022 will also focus on sustainability and climate protection in the eyewear industry. Companies will showcase their newest sustainable collections made from bio or recycled materials, as well as 3D printing. In addition, opti offered two editions of its opti FORUM XT webinar series that focuses on how climate protection can be a revenue boosting feature. The webinars are available online here. The setup at opti 2022 will be the same as in previous years, with its four-hall concept. Bettina Reiter, head of opti, explained, “The tried-and-tested four-hall concept guarantees our specialist visitors a concentrated, efficient visit to the trade show, after the long break due to the pandemic.” Halls C1 and C2 will contain the spectacle frames collections of the licensed brands and manufacturer brands, the YES independent design area and the opti BOXES with exciting start-ups. "Hall C3 will present additional licensed brands and manufacturer brands in the frames area, as well as everything for the stationary optician stores. In Hall C4, the focus is on spectacle lenses, contact lenses and accessories, refraction and diagnostics, as well as IT and machines," Reiter said. opti will take place from May 13 to 15, 2022 and will be subject to COVID rules applicable during the event. The exhibition halls will continue to offer appropriate distancing, as well as increased, regular air exchange and intensive cleaning at short intervals. Tickets for opti are now available exclusively online here and guarantee contactless admission. Further information is available on the trade fair website.