International Eye Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology Fair
OPTA 2016 with record attendance
The 22nd International Fair of Eye Optics, Optometry and Ophthalmology was again a feast of the sector. It confirmed the growth of the Czech and Slovak markets and optimism among shoppers. Compared with last year, number of exhibiting companies
and the extent of exhibition space slightly increased, but more importantly, the number visitors – registered professionals from the field of optics also went up. The number of visitors exceeded last year, 5753 people came to the fair.
OPTA 2016 filled Hall B up to the last place. The occupied exhibition area showcased presentations of 157 exhibitors, including represented companies (approximately 5% more than last year), 21 countries were represented. The analysis of the market shows that the fair included almost all suppliers of optical goods in the Czech Republic. Opticians became acquainted with new collections of spectacle frames and sunglasses that one could not see anywhere else in such an extent, and with the current offer of correction and contact lenses, technology and optical and ophthalmic instruments. The fair was co-organized by the Association of Czech Opticians and Optometrists, professional partners included the Optical Union of Slovakia and the Czech Contactology Society.
- 157 exhibiting companies from 21 countries 91 companies came from abroad, i.e. 58%
- 2,683 sqm of net exhibition area 450 sqm of other demonstration area
- 5,753 visitors from 12 countries 600 visitors came from abroad, i.e. 10,4%
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