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The Dry Eye Management and Contact Lens Retention certificate from the BCLA will focus on clinical skills for Ocular Surface Health (OSH) and Dry Eye, allowing BCLA members to gain CET points while working towards a certificate, and towards a higher level leading to a BCLA Fellowship.
The structure of the certificate is designed to provide you with expert knowledge in three main areas: dry eye, ocular surface health, and contact lens retention. The Dry Eye Management and Contact Lens Retention certificate can be achieved by any optometrist or CLO who attains six credits and a final oral (viva voce) examination. It is a requirement of the certificate that each of the 5 online modules and 1 relevant dry eye or OSH workshop/ peer review is passed in order to progress and there are no optional modules within this certificate. A BCLA Dry Eye Certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course. This certificate will need to be renewed every three years. BCLA membership must be maintained throughout this period.
The course is available to full members of the BCLA and is free to complete including access to all course materials and additional resources. The course needs to be completed within twelve months from the date of enrolment, if you do not manage to complete the course within this time frame, all attempts will be removed and you will need to re-enrol. Students working towards their Certificate will have up to 3 attempts to complete the online modules and 3 attempts at the OSCE examinations.
Those who successfully obtained the Dry Eye Management and Contact Lens Retention certificate are asked to re-accredit on a 3-year basis.
For more information, please download a copy of the Dry Eye Course Criteria and Guidelines.
How can I get started on the course?
You will need to gain access to BCLA's Online Learning Platform. If you have already completed the Certificate in Myopia Management or accessed the BCLA on-demand webinars, you should be able to use the same log-in details. If you have not accessed this platform before or have forgotten your login details, please email [email protected].
If you are an online affiliate member or newly qualified member you will need to upgrade your membership subscription. For more details email [email protected]. If you are currently not a member of the BCLA, and would like to complete this course, you can join the BCLA online.