Contact lens hub to be a highlight of Optrafair


A specialist ‘hub’ dedicated to all things contact lenses will be co-hosted by the BCLA at this year’s Optrafair – giving delegates a one-stop shop for all queries about how they can get the most out of contact lenses and the management of ocular surface health.

Experts from the BCLA will be on hand to answer questions about how contact lenses and dry eye management can revolutionise your practice and give advice on how you can make the most of these opportunities.

Working with the BCLA Partners, Alcon and CooperVision; A series of peer-review sessions will also be held, providing an invaluable opportunity to top up your CET points on key subjects such as ocular surface health and dry eye, and fitting children including myopia management.

BCLA president Keith Tempany said: “Optrafair gives us an opportunity to reach a huge audience and help people get more confident on the subject of contact lenses, getting them up to date with the very latest research and technology.

“It’s a fast-paced industry and technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate. It’s more vital now than ever before that eye care professionals are aware of what’s available to them to ensure their patients are given the best possible treatment.

“Key areas for us are dry eye and myopia management – these are areas with the potential for huge growth and subjects everyone needs to know about. We will be there at the CL Hub to answer any questions and give people the information they need to make a real difference in everyday practice.”

Feedback from last year’s Optrafair revealed a demand for more contact lens resources and the dedicated CL Hub will provide that – with a three day programme of activities, talks and workshops.

Free to attend, the full BCLA Contact Lens Hub programme will be available shortly.

Optrafair will take place between April 14 and 16 at the NEC in Birmingham. For more information, and to register for the event, visit