Delving into the life of a presbyope - Bausch & Lomb

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About the session

CPD ref: C-105760 


Despite the great advances in multifocal contact lenses, successfully fitting presbyopes can still be challenging for the eye care practitioner and the practice team. However, how much consideration is given to the everyday experience of an individual patient and how they feel about the impact presbyopia has on their life? 

This workshop will explore all the options to correct presbyopia, including contact lens designs and materials, and share tips to improve how presbyopes are questioned and advised. Using small group discussions, delegates will discover how to increase excitement and successfully approach the offer of contact lenses for presbyopes presenting to the practice.

Target audience

  • Optometrist
  • Contact Lens Optician
  • Dispensing Optician.

Domains and learning outcomes


  • The ability to develop advanced listening and communication skills (s.2).

Clinical practice

  • An understanding of the options available to correct presbyopia (s.5) & The ability to increase knowledge and confidence in prescribing and/or discussing contact lenses for presbyopic patients (s.5).

Specialty CPD - contact lens optician

  • The ability to increase knowledge and confidence in prescribing and/or discussing contact lenses for presbyopic patients.


Dr Byki Huntjens

Byki is a qualified optometrist from the Netherlands who obtained her MSc and PhD at the University of Manchester in the UK. 

She taught contact lenses at City, University of London for over a decade, and recently became an independent consultant in contact lenses and dry eye (research and education).

Byki is an honorary senior research fellow (City University) and board member of BCLA and IACLE.

Sarah Morgan BSc MCOptom

Sarah Morgan is an optometrist, and has worked in clinical research at the University of Manchester where she gained her MPhil – she continues to lecture and lead clinical sessions and holds the post of Vision Sciences Fellow. 

Her business consultancy includes a wide portfolio of projects including staff development and training, advising professional organisations, and healthcare communication initiatives for manufacturers in the UK, Europe and globally. 

Sarah is an entertaining Key Note speaker and has lectured internationally across Europe, North America, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association. 

In addition to her work in optometry, Sarah is a professional actress and musical stand-up comedian. In her spare time she enjoys creating and editing short films, and The Presbyopia Song and The Myopia Control Song are examples of this work.