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August 25 2012
Contact lens practitioners wishing to enhance their RGP lens fitting skills, or gain hands-on practical experience in keratoconus lens fitting, are invited to attend a BCLA CET workshop this autumn.
Presenting the workshops, over four October evenings, will be Martin Conway and Neil Cox. A qualified dispensing optician, Mr Conway is head of professional services at Contamac, and was awarded a BCLA Fellowship at this year’s BCLA Clinical Conference.
His workshops will cover corneal curvature and spherical plus aspheric and toric lens design. The use of keratometry and topography in initial lens selection, plus fluorescein pattern recognition and evaluation of fit, will also be featured. His advanced workshop will explore semi scleral, scleral and keratoconus fitting techniques.
Neil Cox is senior optometrist at Moorfields and King’s College Hospitals, London. He also works in private contact lens practice in central London. Practitioners attending his workshops will learn how to successfully fit keratoconic patients and will gain confidence in managing their keratoconic patients as well as making appropriate contact lens and material recommendations.
Approved for four contact lens CET points each (Optoms and DOs), the evening workshops will be from 6-8pm, at the Association’s offices in London, W1.
On October 3 will be ‘Basic RGP fitting and material selection’ with Mr Conway, and on October 4 he will run ‘Successful keratoconus fitting in general practice’. On October 24 will be his ‘Advanced RGP fitting and material selection’ workshop.
Mr Cox’s workshop will be on October 25 on ‘Successful keratoconus fitting in general practice’.
To register online, visit www.bcla.org.uk