BCLA Visionaries conference to bring optometrists and ophthalmologists together

The BCLA and MCLOSA will jointly host the conference programme at the event in November

Sunhil Shah

The British Contact Lens Associations (BCLA) and the Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association (MCLOSA) have partnered to mark the 25th anniversary of the MCLOSA.

The two associations will jointly present the programme at the BCLA Visionaries conference, which will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 30 November.

President of the BCLA, Sunil Shah (pictured), said: “A joint conference with MCLOSA, which I hope will be the first of many, will allow the multidisciplinary group that forms the BCLA to interact with the MCLOSA members to the benefit of both groups and, hence, ultimately the clinical care that is provided.”

Speaking about the partnership, president of MCLOSA, Alex Shortt, explained that the joint conference will see optometrists and ophthalmologists coming together to share knowledge and develop ocular surface and contact lens skills.

“The modern management of patients with dry eye, corneal and ocular surface diseases requires expert input from both optometrists and ophthalmologists. Both groups of professionals require highly specialised skill sets to achieve the best outcomes for patients,” Mr Shortt shared.