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Go wild at the BCLA

The British Contact Lens Association’s Clinical Conference and Exhibition 2012 is to be held at the ICC Birmingham. Delegates to the four-day conference, from May 24-27, will be able to attend workshops and clinical presentations for CET points while the free exhibition (from May 25-27) gives optical professionals the opportunity to catch up with all the important players in the UK contact lens industry. As ever the highlight on the social side is the gala dinner, scheduled for the Saturday night, with the theme of ‘Wild, Wild, West’ set to inspire some elaborate fancy dress costumes. The conference will cover a variety of subjects, from the latest research in myopia control to presbyopia management and how to set up a dry eye clinic. Full details can be found at www.bcla.org.uk. Meanwhile here is a stand-by-stand run through of the companies showcasing technological developments and products in the exhibition.

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Listen, look and learn

Could a toric soft lens that truly met the needs of astigmats be a game changer in contact lens practice? Alison Ewbank joined a roundtable meeting of experienced practitioners to hear their views

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Fitting tomorrow's presbyope

Last year CooperVision invited seven of the world's leading contact lens experts to its research and development facility in Pleasanton, California. During a roundtable discussion, chaired by Jonathan Walker, the panel looked at the correction of the presbyope

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White, bright and wealthy

A mixture of clinical and business issues are brought neatly together in the latest Johnson & Johnson series of roadshows under the banner White, Bright and Healthy

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Driving and vision - part 11 C17432

Continuing our series on drivers’ vision, Dr Catharine Chisholm considers the implications of contact lens wear for driving. Module 17432, one specialist contact lens point for CLOs, one general CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians.

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Case studies in CLs

Nisha Jeyaseelan describes how comfort, vision and health in eyes with aqueous tear deficiency, high ametropia and challenging visual demands may be restored by refitting a SiH lens with unique material properties

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Journey of life

The round-UK CooperVision roadshows attracted delegates from far and wide with the promise of top rate speakers in high-profile venues. Bill Harvey attended the final event in London

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Compliance is key to contact lens success

Compliance with care instructions and its potential to improve contact lens success was a key theme at last week's annual clinical conference of the British Contact Lens Association in Manchester.

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Showcase for excellence

As well as bringing Bollywood to Manchester, the BCLA is offering CET and new contact lens developments aplenty