Dr Sònia Travé Huarte has been appointed by the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) to oversee its fellowship strategy.

The optometrist will be responsible for planning and arranging the application and approval procedure for fellowship of the BCLA.

Luke Stevens-Burt, chief executive of the BCLA, said: ‘We wanted a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to uphold and nurture the BCLA Fellowship scheme to a global audience, and we are very much looking forward to working closely with Sònia to enhance the BCLA’s reputation, increase membership and to further foster the BCLA’s reputation as a forum for interchange of knowledge and education.’