Conference & Events

The BCLA organises a number of events throughout the year – from the prestigious Clinical Conference and Exhibition to the popular Visionaries Conference following on from the success of Pioneers. 

We also run hands-on CET workshops, and scientific evening meetings at an external London venue.

All BCLA events (excluding the Clinical Conference) are free of charge for BCLA members to attend, and offer CET points in a range of core competencies.

BCLA to go

Introduced in 2013, the ‘BCLA to go’ scheme has been designed to give our members the freedom to benefit from a CET workshop in the comfort and convenience of their own practice, or other chosen location near them. 
Simply choose from the following topics: 
  • Multifocals
  • RGPs
  • Soft torics
  • Hayfever
  • Keratoconus
  • Contact lens case record peer review discussion

Alternatively, suggest a topic – and we'll supply a presenter from the  , organise the CET and help you to promote the workshop.

Email for further information.


BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition

The BCLA hosts the UK’s largest Clinical Conference and Exhibition dedicated to contact lenses and the anterior eye every 2 years.  This highly regarded three-day event attracts more than 1,200 UK and international delegates each year.

Offering delegates from the UK an average of 40 CET points in a host of core competencies – as well as COPE accreditation for delegates from North America and CPD accreditation – the BCLA Clinical Conference is a ‘must-attend’ event for anyone involved with the contact lens profession and industry.


  • Scientific lectures
  • Clinical workshops
  • Practical contact lenses trackDelegate Bags
  • Peer review discussion
  • Business Day
  • Poster sessions
  • Free industry exhibition and Exhibitors’ Pavilion
  • Photographic competition
  • BCLA Fellowship viva voce assessments and 
    Fellowship Awards
  • BCLA Medal Lecture
  • Keynote speakers
  • Irving Fatt Memorial Lecture
  • Gala Dinner and social programme
  • Excellent networking opportunities

All BCLA members receive a discount on the cost of a full delegate package, with even bigger discounts available when booking before the annual early bird deadline. The BCLA Member Loyalty Scheme ensures members will always qualify for a discount, with the largest savings available to members of two or more years’ continuous membership.

Future Conferences

2019 Conference and Exhibition, details coming soon!

View all event listings here 

Get involved

Sponsorship, speaking and exhibition opportunities exist at many of these events. Email for more information.