Certificate in the Fundamentals of Contact Lenses

The Certificate in the Fundamentals of Contact Lenses focuses on clinical skills and evidence-based practice in contact lenses, using some of the original BCLA CLEAR™ papers as a basis.  This allows BCLA Members to gain CPD points while working towards a certificate and can also count towards BCLA Fellowship.

Who is this Certificate aimed at?

The certificate is aimed at any optometrist or contact lens optician who is a full member of the BCLA and who wishes to make sure that they are up-to-date with the current evidence base in contact lenses and anterior eye; thereby helping to ensure that you are giving the best service you can to your contact lens patients.  The course is inclusive of your BCLA Membership and includes access to all course materials and additional resources. 

If you are not a full member of the BCLA and would like to complete this course, you can  join the BCLA online. Alternatively, you can join the BCLA online or upgrade your existing membership subscription by contacting [email protected].  




Key dates for enroled members

All bookings should be made on the BCLA Learning Platform. 

  • Part B: Certificate in the Fundamentals of Contact Lenses Interactive Session (BCLA Led)*
    -November 2024 (date tbc) virtual session via Zoom
  • Part C: Examination
    -5 February 2025 at 20:15 GMT, BCLA Learning Platform

*To check eligibility of a non BCLA led session you've attended/plan to attend, contact [email protected].


How can I get started on the course? 

To enrol onto a course you will need to login to your BCLA profile and follow the instructions below:

  1. Click the 'Enrol here' button, above
  2. Add the 'Certificate in the Fundamentals of Contact Lenses' to your shopping cart
  3. Go to your shopping cart in the top right hand corner to submit order and complete the purchase (zero cost)
  4. Once your order is confirmed, go to your profile by clicking on your name in the top right hand corner
  5. Click onto the 'Learning' tab, then 'Access my learning area' as shown in screen shot below. This will take you to the BCLA Learning Platform landing page

6. Navigate to 'Go to My Learning Centre' and click on 'Certifications', here you will see the course you have enrolled onto.