! Update: Please note that the BCLA Fitting Skills Day which was due to take place on Sunday 6 December 2020 at the NRC Birmingham has been postponed. This is due to impacts on the university optometry programmes resulting in course modules being re-timetabled. As such, it was recommended that the BCLA Fitting Skills Day should be postponed to a later date to better coincide with the students learning schedules. This will allow us to better meet our objective of supporting students prior to their assessments. We are currently in the process of discussing alternative dates for this event to run in the early part of 2021 and will share further information on the BCLA Website as soon as possible. 

BCLA Contact Lens Fitting Skills Day
ABDO National Resource Centre, Birmingham 


This one day course will provide a unique opportunity to increase confidence in Multifocal and Toric lens fitting skills, plus offering an introduction to managing Dry Eye. Our objective is to support students prior to their assessments, as well as to offer an opportunity to promote contact lenses as a viable and commercial opportunity in real world practice.

The programme will combine the necessary theory on these topics, as well as providing hands-on experience for fitting lenses in practice. The introduction of product specific sessions for toric and multi focal soft lens fitting proved very popular last year, so we want to build on this for 2020.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibition to meet with our event sponsors who will be showcasing their latest products to ensure that you know what to fit and when from the range of products available. 

This event has been specifically designed for;

  • Trainee Contact Lens Opticians
  • Pre-Registration Optometrists
  • Newly Qualified Practitioners
  • Individuals who are returning to contact lenses and require a refresher in lens fitting skills

This event will be FREE for BCLA members (includes all membership categories except for Registered Users, Online Affiliate Users and Undergraduate Students Membership categories). If you are a current member of the BCLA and wish to register for the event, you will need to log in to your BCLA account and register online when it opens later in the year. The non-member delegate rate is £35.00.  Alternatively, you can become a memberand save on your delegate fee and attend this event for free. In addition to this you will also gain access to BCLA membership benefits for a year from the date you join. Find out more about the full member benefits here and how to join. 

*Note that if you are currently in your Pre-reg year or if you are a Trainee CLO, then you can join as a Pre-reg member to gain access to exclusive BCLA member benefits and enable you to attend the Fitting Skills Day Course for free. You will need to provide proof of your Pre-reg/Trainee CLO status at time of joining. If you do not fall into the Pre-reg or Trainee CLO category and wish to attend the course for free, then you will be required to join BCLA but with a Full Membership subscription.

If you would still like to attend as a non member, you will need 
create a free registered user account before proceeding with your registration.  If you already have an account, please do not create multiple accounts. Contact membership@bcla.org.uk if you require assistance with your membership.


The 2020 Fitting Skills Day event is kindly supported by: 

BCLA 2020 Partners

BCLA 2020 Associate Sponsor
Menicon Ltd

Cantor + Nissel 
Safilens UK Ltd

If you are interested in supporting this event or wish to find out more about other exhibition opportunities for 2020, contact
events@bcla.org.uk for more information.