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BCLA Awards finalists announced

The awards recognise practitioners who have displayed excellence in eye care and adopted new techniques that are transforming everyday practice

21 May 2019 by Andrew McClean

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has announced the finalists of the 2019 BCLA Awards with the winners to be revealed at this year’s conference and exhibition in Manchester (30 May–1 June).

The awards recognise practitioners who have displayed excellence in eye care and adopted new techniques that are transforming everyday practice.

President of the BCLA, Professor Sunil Shah said: “The awards will be a highlight of what promises to be a weekend to remember. Recognition from your peers is arguably the ultimate accolade and the BCLA Awards are held in incredibly high esteem across the profession.”

“Having received an incredibly high standard of nominations and submissions, the competition is extremely strong and all those shortlisted are worthy winners. We look forward to celebrating their success on the night,” he added.

Nominees include Dr Saleel Jivraj and Iain Johnson in the Dry Eye Practitioner of the Year category, and Luke Allen and Eleanor Hill in the Young Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year category.

The shortlist for the BCLA Industry Award features: Dr Erich Bauman and Dr John Pruitt from Alcon; CooperVision representatives John Phillips, Stuart Cockerill and Paul Chamberlain; Steve Newman from Menicon; Dr Kurt Moody, John Meyler, Dr Zohra Fadli, Leilani Sonoda and Dr John Buch from Johnson and Johnson Vision; and an individual nomination for Dr Rick Weisbarth.

The award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the contact lens profession in relation to a product, technology or concept.

Pictured is Nicholas Dash, 2017 Winner of the BCLA Dry Eye Practitioner of the Year Award, collecting his award from previous BCLA president Brian Tompkins.

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