CLSA Foundation

Background and Mission

The Contact Lens Society of America Foundation was founded as a not-for-profit, educational foundation in 1984. The Foundation serves as the fund-raising arm for educational programs for the Contact Lens Society of America, develops and provides contact lens educational programs and provides financial assistance to CLSA Members. The Mission of the CLSA Foundation is dedicated to providing quality education for contact lens specialists practicing in ophthalmology, optometry and opticianry.

Awards and Lectures

  • Joseph W. Soper Award for Excellence in Education
  • Ken Swanson Merit Award
  • Member of the Year Award
  • President’s Award
  • Theodore E. Obrig Lecture
  • Kevin Tuohy Lecture
  • Special Funds

Keith Harrison Memorial Education Fund

This Fund makes continuing education possible for all CLSA members who wish to advance their educational growth in contact lens fitting through scholarships and educational support. It also is designated to support the Keith Harrison Memorial Lecture given at CLSA’s Annual Education Meeting.