BCLA Membership options

The BCLA offers a range  of membership options, keeping in mind at what stage you may be at with your optometry career. The Association offers the most popular category of full membership which includes all membership benefits including free and discounted events enabling members to receive a greater discount to the biennial Clinical Conference and access to a variety of online resources

Below are all the membership categories that are available and the payment options. If you have any further queries relating to membership please email membership@bcla.org.uk 

You can find the full terms and conditions of BCLA membership here.
 
If you are a student, a trainee CLO or in your pre-reg year, you can find more more about student memberships here.

Full Membership


Recommended for: 

Optometrists
Contact Lens Optician
Dispensing Optician
Ophthalmologist 
Academic/Researchers
Retired Eye Care Practitioners

Benefits include: 

Free and discounted publications

- Full Access to BCLA online member resources 
- Free ACLM Contact Lens Year Book* (worth £23)
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye journal** (worth £186)
- 15% discount from Elsevier educational publications 
- Up to 50% discount on Foyles Online Bookshop
- Contact Newsletter 
- Keith Clifford Hall Collection

Professional advice and support services

- Regular e-news updates 
- Monthly BCLA & IACLE Research e-Updates
-Discounted Patient practice leaflets
- No Water Stickers***
- Factsheets 

Free and Discounted CET events

Free Visionaries Conference & Pioneers Lecture (worth £250) 
Discount on the biennial Clinical Conference & Exhibition
Free Evening Meetings
BCLA @Yours events and roadshows 
Full access to BCLA Faculty of speakers 
 

Online resources 

- Virtual lecture library 
- Find A Contact Lens Practitioner - list up to 3 of your practices and your area of specialism on the BCLA website.
- BCLA updates and alerts 
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Mobile app version 

Payment options: 


   £ 
 Annual one-off payment  £190
 Retired membership  £140
   


*Available to UK members only, only one copy of the ACLM Year Book is available per member and is published mid-year.
** Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: Members can opt out of receiving hard copy of the journal
*** Seperate charges apply for these items.

Affiliate Online Membership

Recommended for:
All eye care practitioners who may not be able to attend the events but would like to keep up to date with the latest news and updates from the Contact Lens industry. Affiliate online members have access to all online BCLA member benefits. 

Benefits include: 

Free and discounted publications

- Full Access to BCLA online member resources 
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye journal (online only )
- 15% discount from Elsevier educational publications 
- Up to 50% discount on Foyles Online Bookshop
- Contact Newsletter (online only)
- Keith Clifford Hall Collection

Professional advice and support services

- Regular e-news updates 
- Monthly BCLA & IACLE Research e-Updates
- Discounted Patient practice leaflets
- No Water Stickers***
- Factsheets 

Online resources 

- Virtual lecture library 
- Find A Contact Lens Practitioner - list up to 3 of your practices and your area of specialism on the BCLA website.
- BCLA updates and alerts 
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Mobile app version 

Payment options: 

£95 online payment only


Newly Qualified Membership

Recommended for:
UK based Students that have qualified within the past two years and registered with the GOC can receive the reduced rate membership each year for a maximum of two years from joining.

Benefits include: 

Free and discounted publications

- Full Access to BCLA online member resources 
- Free ACLM Contact Lens Year Book* (worth £23)
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye journal** (worth £186)
- 15% discount from Elsevier educational publications 
- Up to 50% discount on Foyles Online Bookshop
- Contact Newsletter 
- Keith Clifford Hall Collection

Professional advice and support services

- Regular e-news updates 
- Monthly BCLA & IACLE Research e-Updates
- Discounted Patient practice leaflets
- No Water Stickers***
- Factsheets 

Free and Discounted CET events

- Free Visionaries Conference & Pioneers Lecture (worth £250) 
- Discount on the biennial Clinical Conference & Exhibition
- Free Evening Meetings
- BCLA @Yours events and roadshows 
- Full access to BCLA Faculty of speakers 
 

Online resources 

- Virtual lecture library 
- Find A Contact Lens Practitioner - list up to 3 of your practices and your area of specialism on the BCLA website.
- BCLA updates and alerts 
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Mobile app version 

Payment options: 


Newly qualified membership: £90