Independent webinar: How does a tear film interact with a contact lens



Where: Online

Johnson & Johnson Vision logoThe tear film plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and comfortable ocular surface, continuously lubricating, moisturising, oxygenating, cleaning, and protecting the ocular surface during and between blinks. However, the presence of a contact lens dramatically alters the structure of the tear film. As a result, this can have a negative impact on the quality of a patient’s contact lens wearing experience, until eventually the patient drops out of contact lens wear all together.

In this webinar, delivered in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Vision, Byki Huntjens will discuss the components and function of the tear film and the complex interactions between the tears and the contact lens, to improve the practitioner’s understanding of patient’s discomfort during lens wear.

Byki is a qualified optometrist from the Netherlands who obtained her Masters and Doctorate at the University of Manchester. She teaches a variety of clinical subjects at City, University of London, including contact lenses. Her main research interests include contact lenses and dry eye. Byki is a BCLA council member, holds fellowships with the BCLA and IACLE, and recently became chair of the British and Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE).

This session is for AOP members who work as independent practice owners only.


This webinar is approved for 1 interactive CET point. To be eligible for the CET you must attend for a minimum of 60 minutes.

19:00 - 20:00

  • How does a tear film interact with a contact lens