At the British Society for Refractive Surgery annual meeting last weekend I had the privilege of speaking about “How to prepare patients for refractive surgery and optimising patient selection”. The Refractive Surgery Day on optimising outcomes of refractive surgery had fantastic interactive discussion and world class talks by Renato Ambrosio, Gerd Auffarth, Detlef Holland, Detlev Breyer, Bruce Allan, Erik Mertens, myself and James Ball. We received great feedback from attendees. Thank you to all the international speakers and to Sanjay Mantray, Sunil Shah, President Amit Patel, the BSRS council members and Jan Allsopp for their help in making the meeting a success!