Love Your Lenses Week highlights safe wear

Andrew McCarthy-McClean finds out how optical practices participated in the BCLA’s annual campaign

Keyur Patel and Brian Tompkins don their Love Your Lenses Week t-shirts

Love Your Lenses Week took place on September 4-10 and saw 233 optical practices highlight the role contact lenses could play in improving patients’ lives. 

The campaign has been led by the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) since 2021 when it took over responsibilities from the General Optical Council.  

It sought to share messages about the importance of safe and healthy contact lens wear by encouraging optical practices to download an online resource pack.  

Luke Stevens-Burt, chief executive of the BCLA, said: ‘We were delighted to see the response from eye care professionals around the world who joined this year’s Love Your Lenses campaign. In total, we had 233 practices register from more than 30 different countries, making it a truly global campaign. 

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