Sarah Farrant from Taunton and Langport based Earlam and Christopher Optometrists will be one of the key note speakers at this year’s BCLA UK (British Contact Lens Association) Conference and exhibition and will be presenting a lecture to delegates (optometrists) about successful dry eye management.

The educational event is intended to help improve confidence in contact lenses and in managing Dry Eye Disease and Ocular Surface Health, allowing eye care professionals to deliver the best possible care for their patients in this area.

Sarah is a highly acclaimed national and international specialist in this field and is also the UKs Ambassador for the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS). The TFOS is a non-profit organisation facilitating forward momentum in ophthalmological research.  The Society’s Global Ambassador and membership programs foster collaboration among scientists, clinicians and industry professionals to help the world see better.

At her specialist dry eye clinics Sarah diagnoses and treats this uncomfortable and debilitating condition which causes symptoms such as light sensitivity, fluctuations in vision, inflamed eyelids, burning or gritty eyes and dandruff around the eye lids.

This year’s event will be held from the 4th-10th June at Aston University in Birmingham.