The COVID-19 pandemic places extraordinary demands on every eye care professional and changes our well-established contact lens practices. In this presentation Prof Grupcheva will explain what happened, what can be expected and what is going to be the impact on our contact lens fitting routine. It is going to describe how to ensure that the contact lens practice staff are appropriately prepared and trained for particular situations: environment, clothing, behavior, media (web behaviour). The session is going to emphasise the need to establish contingency plans for treating a high volume of contact lens patients when the pandemic subsides to ensure safe, healthy and comfortable contact lens wear.



1st session, May 20th starting at 15:00 GMT - Please click here to register

2nd session, May 20th starting at 17:00 GMT - Please click here to register

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Speaker Information 

Prof. Grupcheva's clinical and research interests and expertise are related to cornea, anterior segment, tear film, in vivo confocal microscopy, contact lenses and complex anterior segment surgery. She has published more than 150 scientific papers and 14 ophthalmology books. She has Hi index of 20 and more than 1100 citations over the last 15 years. She regularly presents at national and international meetings. Prof. Christina Grupcheva is a member of number of Bulgarian, European and International learned societies and is a board member for International Council of Ophthalmology and European Cataract and Refractive Surgery Society board co-opted member. Prof Grupcheva is a representative of Bulgaria in EBO and also currently a President of the European Board of Ophthalmology.



Welcome & Introduction - 5 minutes 

Johnson & Johnson Institute Webinar presentation - 35 minutes 

Question & Answer session -15 minutes 

Wrap up & Close -  5 minutes