Thank you to those who joined us for the 2020 BCLA UK Virtual Conference and Exhibition. Across the day, we welcomed over 233 delegates from around the world for 8 insightful sessions. 


      All lectures from the BCLA UK 2020 Virtual Conference are now available to watch online for BCLA members, and non-members who booked to attend the live streaming event.

      Log in to your BCLA Digital account, watch the recorded lectures and complete the accompanying MCQ test to earn CET points.*


      Professor Philip Morgan, Paul York and Zoe Bull

      This presentation will interrogate the international and UK database of contact lens prescribing and highlight the significant differences seen between markets. By using markets with the longest history of consecutive years of reporting, future trends in contact lens prescribing can be predicted as well as strategies for understanding how to reignite the category post lockdown.


      Craig McArthur

      Perfecting communication for successful myopia management aims to help eye care professionals navigate some of the challenges that might be experienced as they venture further into myopia management beyond. This session will include how to initiate the initial conversation about myopia management, how to manage expectations, and will also explore ways to address some of the frequently asked questions.


      Sarah Farrant

      The lecture will look at practical considerations for how to achieve genuine results for dry eye patients in clinic. Several case studies highlighting different types of blepharitis will be presented to highlight the differing approaches to investigation, diagnosis and management of dry eye.


      Dr Katherine Evans & Sarah Farrant

      Poor compliance and hygiene are associated with an increased risk of complications in contact lens wearers and levels of non-compliance have been associated with age, sex, lens replacement frequency and duration of lens wearing history. Whilst non-compliant behaviour is a complicated phenomenon effective communication by the eye care practitioner is crucial to inform the patient about the importance of compliance to reduce the risk of contact lens complications and promote lens comfort.


      Sarah Morgan & Sarah Smith

      This session will report on steps that manufacturers currently undertake to minimise the environmental impact of contact lens manufacture. We discuss how practitioners can promote and communicate a positive message around environmental sustainability to wearers. Within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we explore how practitionersnificant differences seen between markets


      Dr Shehzad Naroo, Dr Byki Huntjens, Dr Manbir Nagra and Professor James Wolffsohn

      Evidence-based practice uses the best scientific evidence as well as clinical experience and patient values to inform the appropriate course of management. There are many recent papers discussing research that affects contact lens practice and these talks will discuss some of these. In addition, we will explore the future of CL practice, particularly in relation to technology.

      *In order to be eligible for CET points, registrants must score a minimum of 66% in the MCQ test. CET points will only be awarded only to those who are registered with the GOC and have supplied their GOC number. BCLA will upload details of those individuals completing the CET successfully to the GOC once per calendar month. You will receive a notification in your MyGOC account when this has been processed.


      We would like to express our special thanks to our Partners, Sponsors and Exhibitors of the 2020 BCLA UK Virtual Conference and Exhibition for their continued support.