14. July 2014 13:07
During the recent British Contact Lens Association’s gala dinner, the organisation welcomed its new president, Susan Bowers.
Ms Bowers received the BCLA presidential chain of office from Andy Yorke, the Association’s outgoing president, who stated that he was happy Susan Bowers was taking over, as she is extremely committed to the organisation and carries out an enormous amount of work ‘behind the scenes’.
The new president thanked for the honour and assured her aims will include helping practitioners to encourage more patients to try contact lenses and popularising them among children and teenagers, stressing the benefits they provide. Ms Bowers also asserted that the BCLA will continue to educate its members and the general public about issues related to eye care using all kinds of means of communication, including the social media.
The BCLA also announced its new president elect, Brian Tompkins. During the gala dinner, Mr Tompkins said he was pleased to have been given the opportunity to lead the Association into its 40th year in 2016.