The Webineyes Story
Education should be easy and accessible, our concept is designed with our users in mind. We all know that education is essential but it can also be expensive, so our service provides you with great value, zero travel and less time out of the business. And our service causes virtually no impact on our environment!
During 2016, whilst in optical retail learning and development, we became aware of the growing cost of delivering education across Europe, not just in terms of travel costs, hotels and time out of the business but also to the environment. Great technology was already available to provide LIVE online education, so we searched out the best in class who were already making good use of it. We found companies offering online language training were particularly skilled at this and joined one of these companies to learn how it was done. We then spent time during evenings and weekends, delivering LIVE online English training to students across Asia.
In 2017, we decided that this was a golden opportunity to support our optical store owners and teams. After piloting in Finland, we launched a “virtual classroom” offer in the company, which provided training to support key business objectives. There were clear savings and our feedback was that our participants loved the experience. As a result, we expanded the training offer and by 2018, many trainers were actively using it as an effective training tool within their toolbox.
However, it was obvious to us that LIVE online learning had huge potential beyond our current focus and that we had the possibility in our hands to grow a global company with virtually no carbon footprint. We also wanted to expand it to deliver more value with trainers who were passionate about this type of training to participants that were equally passionate about learning.
Therefore, in 2019, we decided that we could use the available technology to provide accessible LIVE online learning to provide great value to the global field of eyecare. We also wanted to increase the international opportunities for continued education (CE /CET points). We left our jobs and established Webineyes. We are an independent online education company, with a passion for LIVE learning and delivering value to our participants, presenters, partners and our environment. We are an approved provider of continued education by both the GOC and ARBO.
In November 2019, our first webinar events took place and involved over 1200 registrants on our 20 LIVE (and recorded) webinars by 17 World-Class Presenters.
In March 2020, we launched our first Virtual Classroom Courses, with each online course involving multiple LIVE classes by a single Expert presenter. Topics include Dry Eye Management and Paediatric Vision Therapy and are running between May and June.
In May 2020, with the onset of Covid-19, thousands of virtual events were launched from Suppliers and Associations. With the virtual space now crowded, we decided the best way to support others was to pivot to help others deliver their own events. Webineyes Production Services was born.