Young Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year 2019, Eleanor Hill
Nominations are now open for the 2021 BCLA Awards, with submissions due by the deadline of 3 May.
Held as part of the British Contact Lens Association’s Virtual Clinical Conference and Exhibition, the awards will honour those who have a track record of excellence in eyecare – and a passion for pioneering new techniques that are transforming everyday practice.
BCLA chief executive, Luke Stevens-Burt, said: “Recognition from your peers is arguably the ultimate accolade and the BCLA Awards are held in incredibly high esteem across the profession. We look forward to receiving a high standard of nominations and submissions and the competition is sure to be strong.”
Categories include the BCLA Dry Eye Practitioner of the Year Award, to be given to an individual working in practice, with a proven record in managing dry eye. It is aimed to honour and recognise the work of an eyecare professional who has set up and runs a successful dry eye clinic.
The BCLA Young Contact Lens Practitioner Award will be given to an individual working in practice, just starting out in their career. It is aimed to honour and recognise the work of an eyecare professional who has been qualified for no more than five years operating within the field of contact lenses.
The BCLA Industry Award will be given to an individual or team working within industry who has made an outstanding contribution to the contact lens profession either in relation to a product/technology or a concept. It is aimed to honour and recognise the entrepreneurial work being carried out by individuals working in contact lens science, research and technology within the industry.
Entries are also invited for the Diane Gould Photography Competition, with submissions able to feature in an online image gallery open to BCLA members.
Further details on entry criteria and how to make a nomination can be found at www.bcla.org.uk