Venues have been confirmed for the BCLA’s flagship UK and Asia events next year.

BCLA UK 2018 will take place over two days across two cities – at The IET in Savoy Place, London and Conference Aston at Aston University, Birmingham.

Provisional dates were selected as June 4 and 10. The domestic events will include lectures, workshops and an exhibition, plus ‘Optical Assistant Courses’ hosted by Sarah Morgan.

BCLA chief executive Cheryl Donnelly said: ‘We are excited to see the return of BCLA UK - an event for all levels of practitioners with relevant lectures and hands-on workshops to improve confidence in contact lenses and anterior eye management.

‘We are refreshing the format for 2018 by having two separate one-day events in two locations chosen by our members.’

The BCLA Asia conference, held in Hong Kong last year, will be hosted in Singapore on September 2-3.

BCLA president Keith Tempany said: ‘The conference is an opportunity to continue the growth of the eye health industry in the region and we are thrilled to be heading to Singapore – a city known for its thriving business sector and a pioneering commitment to innovation.

‘Growth in the contact lens market is particularly strong in Singapore and across Asia as a whole and the event will aim to continue to build the confidence of eye care practitioners to prescribe contact lenses with a focus on prescribing to the presbyope, fitting children, speciality lenses and managing dry eye disease.’

This week, BCLA members attended the organisation’s Visionaries Conference in London, where lectures included managing dry eye and the TFOS DEWS II study.