The 32nd biennial IOA convention took place on the 13-20th April 2018 , and was voted a great success by all attendees. The week took in Optrafair in Birmingham, a visit to the Lake District of England and Edinburgh in Scotland. President FIona Anderson was re-elected to serve another term, with Donald Crichton stepping up to become Vice President. There was a packed educational programme with highlights being Professor Ed August’s leadership programme, as supported by PPG, and Dr Thomas Gosling’s talk on Accommodative Demands of Screen Addiction with special thanks to Hoya. Members also enjoyed a trip on Lake Windermere and a meal on board the Royal Yacht Britannia.