Optometrist Nilesh Thite, Director of Educational Programs, International Association for Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) received the prestigious Fellowship of British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA) during its clinical conference held in Manchester, England from 6-9 June 2013.
The Fellowship provides recognition of a member’s esteem in the field of contact lenses and the anterior eye and allows them to use the affix FBCLA which shows their commitment to the Association and any significant contribution they may have made to the field of contact lenses.
Each application is judged on an individual basis by the Fellowship Committee.
To gain a Fellowship of the BCLA, members of the Association must be awarded 50 points by the academic committee and subsequently satisfy the committee of their contact lens and / or anterior eye credentials in an oral assessment based on the evidence presented. Points can be awarded for any combination of the achievements such as – case record of advanced contact lens fits, presentation of a paper or poster at the BCLA, publication of a peer reviewed journal article on contact lenses and/or anterior eye, book chapter, patent in the field of contact lenses and/or anterior eye etc.
Nilesh also presented two posters at the conference. Ms. Kunda Ganatra, Ms. Jyoti Dave and Ms. Isha Dave from India also attended this conference.