BCLA CLEAR - Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Report 

This BCLA global consensus report will deliver evidence-based guidance to BCLA members and the wider profession on all aspects of prescribing and fitting contact lenses to allow for best patient care.

BCLA Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR) has been published in issue 2 (due in April 2021) in the BCLA journal ‘Contact Lens and Anterior Eye and will feature work from panels of globally-respected experts.

BCLA CLEAR will set the standard to which researchers and eye care professionals will refer for the latest information in the field and will also highlight opportunities for future research.  It features ten overview papers, each compiled by a panel chaired by internationally renowned experts.  The topics areas and panel chairs are: 

Anatomy and Physiology of the Anterior Eye - Dr Laura Downie
Biochemistry of lens materials, coating, comfort drops and solutions - Professor Mark Willcox
Effect of lens materials/design on the anatomy and physiology of the eye - Professor Philip Morgan
Orthokeratology  - Professor Pauline Cho and Associate Professor Stephen Vincent
Scleral lenses - Dr Melissa Barnett
Contact lens complications - Professor Fiona Stapleton
Medical use of contact lenses - Associate Professor Debbie Jacobs
Contact lens optics - Dr Kathryn Richdale
Future applications of contact lenses - Professor Lyndon Jones
Evidence based contact lens practice - Professor James Wolffsohn