IPL/light therapy for dry eye

About the session

The workshop will provide an overview on how IPL and Low level light therapy works including the applications of red and blue light therapy. Treatment demonstrations will also be carried on the use of the IPL/LLLT devices. Participants will also use perform the IPL/LLLT treatments under facilitator guidance and supervision. 

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.

Chair and Facilitator 

Sarah Farrant FBCLA

Sarah has a great passion for her work. This is reflected in the wide variety of different interests she has within the profession. She has undertaken a number of additional qualifications and is a leading national expert in therapeutics and dry eye management, representing the UK as an Ambassador for TFOS. She is currently president elect for the BCLA and was on the council and exec board of The College of Optometrists for 12 years. She is chair of the Somerset LOC. She is also a keen international lecturer and acts as a consultant for a number of global companies.


Connan Tam BSc MBCLA MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Connan is dually qualified in Orthoptics and Optometry and is an Independent prescriber. He has a background in hospital eye care, having previously worked in several London hospitals He specialises in paediatric eye care, binocular vision and complex contact lenses. He is a director at Burnett Hodd & Tam Optometry and the Dry Eye Centre. Being a dry eye sufferer himself, Connan is passionate about the delivering treatments for dry eye and on a personal level understands the impact it can have on our day to day life.


Danielle Lee

Topcon's Clinical Affairs Manager, Dani, graduated with a degree in Medical Biochemistry and before joining Topcon spent 7 years working in a number of roles across the Bristol Eye Hospital, primarily between the Imaging and Research departments. Through this work she gained experience in a wide range of ophthalmic imaging techniques across the anterior and posterior segment, as well as coordinating the set-up, running, and maintenance of a variety of different ophthalmic trials of different phases.

In 2020 Dani joined the Clinical Affairs team, supporting eyecare professionals through delivery of training and education across the range of Topcon devices.

Shail Patel FBCLA

Shail is an Optometrist with over twenty years of extensive experience across the optical and ophthalmology industry. He has a passion for driving change and innovation within the profession through initiating, shaping and leading concepts via expertise across diverse disciplines. Shail has fulfilled a variety of national and global positions spanning across clinical practice, refractive surgery, professional services, education, commercial and professional marketing functions. His recent roles have significantly contributed to success by challenging the status-quo, embracing digital transformations, and influencing insight driven strategies which have resulted in enhancing clinical education and commercial success. Shail takes pleasure and is motivated by working with peers at all levels within the healthcare sector by supporting the positive contribution to people’s lives daily.