BCLA Webinar: Contact Lens Practice in the Time of COVID-19

Presenters: Dr Shehzad Naroo and Dr Fabrizio Zeri

The year 2020 will be remembered as the year the world was held to ransom by the coronavirus and the severe acute respiratory syndrome that it causes known as COVID-19. Many parts of the world went into lockdown to prevent the transmission of this disease, which for some could be fatal. Most contact lens practitioners offered an emergency only service during this time – but what does that actually mean? Furthermore, what precautions should practitioners take and what advice should they give their patients?

Dr Shehzad Naroo, BSc (Hons), MSC, PHD, FIACLE, FAAO, FBCLA, FEAOO, FCOptom 
Dr Shehzad Naroo is a Reader at Aston University and teaches in the area of anterior eye. Shehzad’s research interests include contact lenses, dry eye, corneal biomechanics, laser refractive surgery, cataract and lens surgery, intraocular lenses, sports vision and business aspects of UK eye health care. He has authored and co-authored around 150 publications (including peer-reviewed, editorials, textbook chapters, non-peer-reviewed etc.). He is an Honorary Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) and Editor-in-Chief of the BCLA journal ‘Contact Lens and Anterior Eye’. He is Global President of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE).


Dr Fabrizio Zeri, PhD, FIACLE, FBCLA, FEAOO
Fabrizio Zeri is a Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca and Visiting Research Fellow at Aston University in Birmingham. He was educated and achieved his Diploma in Optometry at the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Optometriche of Rome. He graduated in Experimental Psychology at “Sapienza University” of Rome where also gained his PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences. He has been President of the Società Optometrica Italiana (Italian Optometric Association) and founder and secretary of the Accademia Italiana di Lenti a Contatto (Italian Contact Lens Academy). He was the 2019 International Association of Contact lens Educators ‘Educator of the Year for Europe/Middle-East/Africa.


BCLA Webinar: Contact Lens Practice in the time of COVID-19
This lecture is part of a series of BCLA Webinars and features a recording of the webinar presented by Dr Shehzad Naroo and Dr Fabrizio Zeri which was aired on 19 May 2020. 
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BCLA Online Resources
The start of 2019 saw us launch our scientific evening meetings as a Webinar enabling more members to be able to tune in to the lecture, not just in the UK but across the globe. 

We are now pleased to say that the webinars broadcast to date are available to view online and if you are eligible you can even get your CET points by completing the online MCQ quiz after viewing. The webinars are now available to view on BCLA's online learning platform*. To get your login to access the online BCLA Learning Platform, email membership@bcla.org.uk

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