BCLA invites members to dry eye webinar

Members of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) will learn about different perspectives on the diagnosis and management of dry eye disease, from the comfort of their own sofa, during a webinar on 26 June.

Optometrist vs. ophthalmologist: different perspectives on dry eye disease diagnostic and management strategies’ will be hosted by Sarah Farrant and Indy Sian from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Jonathon Bench, president of the BCLA, said: “We have a truly global membership and, as part of our ongoing commitment, to give our members access to the very latest research and opinion around contact lenses and the ocular surface, it makes perfect sense to make use of the technology available to us and embrace online webinars. By connecting our membership through online sessions we can deliver accessible education to all.”

Sarah Farrant is joint director of an independent practice, as well as a specialist practice within a GP surgery, both in Somerset. She has a specialist interest in dry eye and therapeutics, and is the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society UK Ambassador and a consultant optometrist. Indy Sian is a consultant eye surgeon at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, conducting corneal transplant surgery and high volume cataract surgery. He is the corneal and external eye disease lead clinician receiving referrals from across the region.

Their webinar will offer a general overview of the latest guidance on dry eye disease from the TFOS DEWS II report and will set out how dry eye management differs between community and hospital settings. It will also explain how the two groups can work together to support patients with a wide spectrum of dry eye disease. Several case studies highlighting different types of dry eye disease will be presented to highlight the differing approaches to investigation, diagnosis and management of dry eye.

Members can register via the BCLA website to access to the webinar.