Surface technology and comfortable contact lens wear - Alcon

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About the session

CPD ref: C-106735 


This lecture will explore from research the current situation with our contact lens wearers, discussing with the ECPs the possible reasons our current drop-out rate isn't changing. We will discuss patient comfort as relating to the tear film and contact lens interaction, exploring research around ‘shear stress’ and the benefits of gel surface layers. 

The aim of this lecture is to challenge our behaviour around communicating contact lens features and benefits to patients, personalising each consultation and recommendation to suit their lifestyle needs.

Target audience

  • Optometrist
  • Dispensing Optician
  • Contact Lens Optician.

Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical Practice

  • Keep your knowledge and skills up to date (s.5).


  • Listen to patients and ensure they are at the heart of decisions made about their care (s.1)
  • Communicate effectively with patients (s.2).


Buki Anthony MOptom

Buki Anthony is a qualified optometrist graduating from the University of Manchester with a Masters in Optometry (MOptom) and is currently the Professional Education and Development Lead at Alcon. 

Over the last 16 years, she has developed her clinical experience across independent and hospital practice. Throughout her career she has had experience with a wide variety of contact lenses, including specialist areas such as scleral, keratoconic and orthokeratology.

Buki started her educational presenting as a Contact Lens Clinic Supervisor at City University London as well as delivering in-house training to support staff within independent practices. She has also supervised contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians during their pre-registration training programme. 

In her seven years at Alcon, she has coached numerous practitioners and their staff in developing their skillset to effectively manage their contact lens patients. More recently, she has honed her skills in business sales strategy giving her a holistic approach to the contact lens industry.