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4th May 2021
Book now for your special reader discount
Readers of Dispensing Optics and DO Online have until 31 May 2021 to take advantage of two special discount codes when registering for the British Contact Lens Association’s (BCLA) spring and autumn virtual conferences.
“Our virtual spring conference promises to be a truly global event to remember, featuring a host of passionate speakers who can inspire eyecare professionals to make a real difference to patients’ lives,” said BCLA chief executive, Luke Stevens-Burt.
Among the highlights of the programme will be:
A 30-hour scientific programme
An introduction to the BCLA Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR), published in the BCLA journal Contact Lens & Anterior Eye
New ‘Visit my clinic’ sessions
Industry-sponsored ‘Powered by…’ sessions
Papers and poster showcases
The 2021 BCLA Medal, Da Vinci and Dallos awards
The Irving Fatt Memorial Lecture
‘Beat the Brains’ pub quiz
Seeing things clearly
Professor Lyndon Jones
The highlight of the programme will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear all lead CLEAR authors present their findings. The culmination of a global project almost two years in the making, CLEAR is a 302-page document with contributions from 102 eyecare professionals.
CLEAR lead author Professor Lyndon Jones will explore the opportunities available to make the most of modern technology and maximise the potential of contact lenses, ensuring they are seen as a device that offers so much more than vision correction.
By reviewing the physiological and anatomical changes that may occur while wearing contact lenses, Professor Philip Morgan will provide eyecare practitioners with a better understanding of the key clinical learnings for modern contact lens practice. Professor Morgan’s session will consolidate clinical research information about the various physiological and anatomical changes that may result from wearing contact lenses, taking an anatomy-centric approach covering changes to the lids and adnexa, the conjunctival regions and the various layers of the cornea. He will present ‘subclinical’ changes rather than those which are symptomatic – or generally considered as ‘adverse events’.
Professor Fiona Stapleton will summarise the best available evidence for the classification, epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of contact lens complications. She will consider complications from an aetiological perspective to help practitioners determine the most appropriate management strategy. Key signs and symptoms underlying major groups of complications will be described to support the decision-making process.
Meanwhile, Kathryn Richdale will review the ways in which contact lens optics can be measured and manipulated to compensate for refractive error, optimise retinal image quality, allow the presbyopic wearer to see at multiple viewing distances, and control how the juvenile eye grows.
“The BCLA CLEAR initiative will set the standard to which researchers and eyecare professionals will refer for the latest information in the field, and will highlight potential opportunities for future research,” said Luke. “It provides evidence-based guidance on all aspects of prescribing and fitting contact lenses as part of a concerted drive to provide the best possible patient care.”
LIVE STREAMING PACKAGE 40% off with code: ABDO21
Recommended for existing BCLA members (all categories): enjoy online access to the live stream of the main lecture track at both the spring and autumn 2021 virtual conferences. Interactive CET points are available for online sessions attended, with access to the virtual exhibition – plus the opportunity to attend an online workshop/peer review sessions.
CONFERENCE PLUS PACKAGE
20% off with code: ABDO21
Available to non-BCLA members only: enjoy online access to the live stream of the main lecture track at both the spring and autumn 2021 virtual conferences. Interactive CET points are available for the sessions attended with access to the virtual exhibition – plus the opportunity to attend an online workshop/peer review sessions. For added value, take advantage of BCLA member benefits until 30 November 2021.
The codes shown here are valid until 31 May 2021. Terms and conditions apply.
To book a place for the inaugural BCLA virtual conference and exhibition in June, and make the most of the special offers shown here, visit www.bcla.org.uk