As lens material technologies continue to improve, so inevitably does the need for credible continuing professional development. Follow the links below for lens fitting advice and to access a wealth of educational resources.

Lens fitting

Practical guidance on fitting all types of speciality contact lens, written by professionals for professionals.

Gas permeable (GP) lenses are fitted almost in alignment with the cornea. The centre of the lens normally clears the apex of the cornea by ±20 microns, and the lens aligns with the periphery of the cornea to distribute the weight. Find out more
Scleral lenses are ideal for the correction of irregularly shaped cornea, whether that irregularity has been caused by keratoconus, traumatic injury, laser surgery or a corneal graft. Find out more
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is the process by which the corneal epithelium is reshaped overnight by a gas permeable lens to provide corrected vision during the following day after the lens is removed. Find out more
By their very nature, soft lenses are soft and pliable, and will therefore conform to the shape of the eye. A range of eyes may comfortably be fitted with a limited number of base curves. Find out more
GP lenses generally give a better visual performance than soft lenses, whereas soft lenses – such as soft and silicone hydrogels – provide better comfort. Hybrid lenses were designed to offer the benefits of both. Find out more

Educational resources

Diarise forthcoming educational seminars, access professional and patient resources, and explore our comprehensive library of videos and webinars.

Forthcoming educational seminars and workshops. Of potential interest to ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and lens manufacturers.

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Useful guidance notes, case studies and information sheets covering a broad range of topics, including lens fitting and lens material technologies.

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Regularly updated details and links to webinars you can view at any time.

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Access continuing professional development videos by and for ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and lens manufacturers.

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Practical advice, notes and links designed to be shared with, and provide comfort to, patients.

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