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Registration opens for BCLA UK conference

Event speakers include Professor Phillip Morgan and Professor James Wolffsohn

10 Mar 2018 by Andrew McClean

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has opened online registration for its annual conference, which will be held in two cities for the first time this year.

Taking place on 4 June at the Conference Aston Hotel in Birmingham and 10 June at IET Savoy in London, BCLA UK will feature CET-accredited contact lens workshops, lectures and discussions.

Speaking about the event, president of the BCLA, Keith Tempany, said: “The two-site format will give eye care practitioners from across the country the opportunity to access the very latest information and advice on the biggest issues affecting the profession, preparing you for the future and making a real difference to your patients.”

“We are putting together a comprehensive programme of interactive, hands-on learning with a high-quality team of world-renowned experts. Demand is likely to be high so we recommend booking early to reserve your spot at what promises to be the must-attend event of the year,” he shared.

Speakers include head of optometry at the University of Manchester, Professor Phillip Morgan, and Aston University lecturer, Professor James Wolffsohn. 

The events will feature a series of sessions dedicated to ocular surface health, which will be delivered for the first time to support the newly launched dry eye certificate.

Optometrist Sarah Morgan will run a dedicated course for optical assistants, which will focus on the ‘ins and outs’ of applying contact lenses.

The course is designed for members of the optical team who are looking to further their contact lens knowledge and develop skills to instruct patients on how to wear and care for their contact lenses.

“Experience with new wearers makes staff more able to engage in questions about contact lenses when the practitioner is holed up in the consulting room,” Ms Morgan explained.

For further information on the event, visit the BCLA website.


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