BCLA highlights presbyopia pandemic

Luke Stevens-Burt

Research papers published by the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) have highlighted a ‘hidden pandemic of presbyopia’ and a ‘monumental opportunity’ for the contact lens industry.

The BCLA Clear (continued learning evidence-based academic reports) provided guidance to eye care professionals (ECPs) on all aspects of presbyopia and its management.

Luke Stevens-Burt, chief executive of the BCLA, said: ‘This research will allow us to form a global consensus on presbyopia where ECPs can see which information is evidence-based, researchers can identify gaps in current knowledge and industry can determine what still needs to be achieved.’

Research from the first four of seven papers was presented during BCLA Focus, which was held during Optometry Tomorrow in Telford on April 28-29.

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