The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has provided another year for online access to its latest academic reports on prescribing and fitting contact lenses.

Sponsored by Alcon and CooperVision, the BCLA Continued Learning Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR) are compiled of 10 papers, which were described as a “blueprint for the future” of the profession.

These include work by international experts and explore topics such as contact lens wettability, cleaning, disinfection and interactions with tears; effect of lens materials and design on the eye; contact lens complications, and relevant future technologies.

Luke Stevens-Burt, chief executive of the BCLA, said: ‘BCLA CLEAR is a highly important initiative and the published findings have already made influential impacts to shape contact lens fitting today and future advancements and to have the online open access extended for a further 12 months is great news for eye care professionals around the world.

‘They represent benchmarks of current knowledge and will be useful for practitioners, students, researchers and industry colleagues for years to come.’