Student Membership Options

As a BCLA student member you have access to a whole range of online member benefits that are unique to the BCLA. The online resources are designed to help you with your studies, increase your knowledge and your confidence in contact lenses and to help you in your future chosen profession. You can also attend some BCLA events for free or at a discounted student rate.

The BCLA has broken down its student membership in the categories below. Please note when signing up for student memberships you will need to provide valid student ID, you will need to upload this when completing the online joining process.

If you already have signed up, please do not create a duplicate account. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset this by following the instructions here.

Accepted proof of student status can include the following: 
- Valid Student ID card
- Letter from your university/college with enrolment dates

If you have any queries relating to BCLA membership, please email membership@bcla.org.uk 

Pre-reg student membership

Recommended for:
All UK based student members in their Pre-reg year.

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 
- Keith Clifford Hall Collection

Professional advice and support services

- Regular e-news updates 
- Monthly BCLA & IACLE Research e-Updates
- Discounted Patient practice leaflets
- Discounted Do's and Dont's Contact Lens care tear off pads
- 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 

*These items are charged for.

Payment options: 
Pre-reg membership: £33 

Overseas Student membership

Recommended for:
Students that are non UK based who wish to be able to access resources and receive BCLA member benefits

Benefits: 

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 

Professional advice and support services

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

Discounted events

- Discount on the biennial Clinical Conference & Exhibition
 

Online resources 

  Virtual lecture library 
- BCLA updates and alerts 
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Mobile app version 

*These items are charged for

Payment options: 
Overseas student membership: £33

Free Student membership 

Recommended for: 
Undergraduate students who are in full time education in the UK or a dispensing optician who is taking the contact lens qualification.  You will need to provide proof of your student status.

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*
- Student Factsheets 
- Contact Lens Grading Scale 
- BCLA Summer Research Scholarship 

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  
 

Online resources 

- Virtual lecture library 
- BCLA updates and alerts 
- Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Mobile app version 

*These items are charged for.

Payment options: 
Free 
Student membership is due for renewal each year and you will need to provide valid proof of student status at time of joining.