A BCLA webinar will review the various indications for medical use of contact lenses and how different lens modalities work.

Delivered by Dr Karen Carrasquillo and Kellen Riccobono, the session will examine important considerations on when and how to fit contact lenses for medical lenses, and the importance of patient education and compliance.

The session, entitled ‘Medical use of contact lenses’, and sponsored by Menicon, will be held from 7pm on Wednesday, 15 November.

Dr Carrasquillo, a BCLA Fellow and Global Ambassador, is SVP of Clinical and Professional Affairs at BostonSight. She is an adjunct clinical professor at the New England College of Optometry and was named Most Influential Woman in Optical, as an Innovator in Vision Monday 2021. She is a planning committee member for the International Congress of Scleral Contacts and Global Ophthalmic Women meeting.

Kellen Riccobono is a fellowship-trained therapeutic optometrist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Her previous experience includes working as a Clinical Professor at the New England College of Optometry and at the BostonSight PROSE clinic where she helped design and fit custom scleral lenses in patients with advanced corneal disease. Currently, she works in private practice in Texas. 

The session is open to all. One CPD point is available to BCLA members only.

To register for the session, or to sign up to become a BCLA member, visit www.bcla.org.uk.