Image courtesy of Prof. James Wolffsohn.

Management of Dry Eye & Content Lens Retention Certificate  

"Dry eye screening should form part of routine examination in clinical practice, with specialist practitioners with a BCLA qualification well placed to offer the specialist service needed to diagnose and manage the disease."  Prof. James Wolffsohn 

Eye care practitioners will now be given the chance to work towards a certificate in Dry Eye as part of a new education programme launched by the British Contact Lens Association.

The new CET-accredited programme will focus on clinical skills for Ocular Surface Health (OSH) and Dry Eye, allowing BCLA members to gain CET points while working towards a Dry Eye certificate or a higher level to lead to a BCLA Fellowship.

The issue of Dry Eye formed a cornerstone of the education segment of the 2017 BCLA Conference held in Liverpool, where a ‘Dry Eye Symposium’ allowed clinicians to gain credits towards the certificate, as well as numerous workshops to mark the start of this programme.  

A BCLA Dry Eye Certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course. The certificate can be achieved by any optometrist or CLO who attains six credits and a final OSCE style examination. 

The six credits are available from five online modules and one relevant Dry Eye or OSH workshop, peer review or lecture (GOC approved validated with CE number). This certificate will need to be renewed every four years.

Who can complete the course ?

The course is available to full members of the BCLA and is free to complete including access to all course materials and additional resources. If you are a member and would like to complete the course, email to obtain your login details.

If you are an Online Affiliate member and would like to complete the course you will need to upgrade your membership. Please email  

If you are a non-member and would like to complete the course, you can join here. Once you become a member, email to obtain your login details to access the online learning platform to complete the course. 

The Certificate in Dry Eye & Retention Management is sponsored by: 

Supported by an education grant.