As part of our mission we have a responsibility to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon also extends this responsibility to the way in which we support eye care practitioners and their support teams.


Alcon Vision Care are proud partners of several optical bodies, across UK and Ireland, including;

BUCCLE (British University Committee of Contact Lens Educators) 

Composed of contact lens educators from each of the Universities and Colleges that teach contact lenses in the UK and Ireland. Their mission is: 

‘To advance contact lens education by the promotion of collaboration and dissemination of knowledge and information among those involved in the academic teaching of this subject in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.'

BCLA (British Contact Lens Association)

A membership organisation, whose mission is to educate, interact and promote growth within the field of contact lenses and related areas. They provide a wide range of benefits to help members at all stages of their educational and professional career and give access to a range of high quality resources. Members are provided with a continual stream of relevant information as well as the opportunity to communicate with others involved with contact lenses, whatever their role. The BCLA also runs a number of free and discounted events throughout the year for members and non-members. The highly regarded biennial Clinical Conference and Exhibition welcomes on average more than 1,000 UK and international delegates.

In addition we support (educational and/or exhibiting) other optical bodies and events, such as the Association of Optometrists (AOP), Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI), College of Optometrists Scottish Optical Conference (SOC), Local Optometric Committees (LOCs) throughout the UK at local meetings and national conferences.

Collaboration also leads us to actively work with Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM) and the General Optical Council (GOC) to help represent optometrists, contact lens opticians and their support teams, and encourage the development of the contact lens category.

For more information please contact our Professional Affairs team, or speak to your Alcon Business Development Manager or Alcon Practice Development Manager.