During the course of this session Professor James Wolffsohn and Professor Jonathan Jackson will review the content of BCLA CLEAR, looking in particular at papers likely to impact on the delivery of clinically effective optimal contact lens care. The joint approach will be in the form of a discussion about the most pertinent points raised in key papers. James, as a highly respected academic and the initiator and lead on CLEAR, will highlight important academic content presented in the papers whereas Jonathan, as a leading Hospital Optometrist with specific clinical experience in the management of medical CLs, will discuss the clinical implications arising from these papers. CPD reference number C-102639.
Professor Jonathan Jackson is Head of Optometry at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, and Director of the Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network, has contact lens related clinical experience gained through working in Moorfields Eye Hospital London, University of California Berkeley, the Australian College of Optometry in Melbourne and the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. He has been involved in the management of patients with corneal disease for many years and has co-authored and presented a number of papers on contact lens and corneal related conditions. His PhD is in corneal physiology and he is both a BCLA and FAAO Fellow. As an IP Optometrist he is involved in the management pre and postoperative patients.
Professor James S Wolffsohn, a Professor of Optometry at Aston University since 2000, formerly Deputy Executive Dean for Life Sciences and then associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, is the Head of the School of Optometry. Prior to his appointment to Aston University, Professor Wolffsohn was a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia. His main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and the tear film. He is a National Teaching Fellow, has published more than 285 full peer-reviewed papers and presented at numerous international conferences. He is the academic Chair of the British Contact Lens Association, having been a past president, was a harmoniser and sub-committee chair for TFOS DEWS II and was chair of the BCLA Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR). He is the International Myopia Institute’s Chief Scientific Officer and was joint-Chair of their white papers.
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