CLSA is dedicated to the education, promotion and advancement of the contact lens profession.

MEETINGS

August 3-4
Hands-on Clinical Workshop & Educational Symposium
Daytona Beach, FL
CLSA collaborates with Professional Opticians of Florida to bring two days of contact lens education. Join us for Friday hands-on basic workshops, Saturday didactic courses, and fun networking on one of the world's most famous beaches! Click here to view program.
Register now!
View the Professional Opticians of Florida Summer Showcase 2018 Schedule and Registration

October 12-13
Annual Meeting
Buffalo, NY
It's a CLSA reunion as CLSA returns with its Annual Continuing Education Meeting! We are excited to be bringing CLSA education to Buffalo in a 2-day contact lens event on the hottest topics in the contact lens arena. Basic and advanced education to be offered along with CLSA networking and a new town hall meeting to reach out to our membership like never before. Please plan to join us for this exciting event!

Topics to include:
  • Fundamentals of Contact Lenses
  • The Wow Factor: The Patient That Changed Me
  • Fastest Finger First - Identify this...Corneal Pathology
  • Stairway to Keratoconus Management
  • Post Surgical Corneas and the Contact Lens Fitters that Love Them
  • 50 is the new 30: Presbyopia Management
  • Lubricity and Solutions
  • Myopia Management and Orthokeratology
  • Innovations in Soft Contact Lens Designs and Technology
  • Nothing but Pearls: Improving Scleral Lens Fitting Success
  • Kevin Tuohy Lecture

October 27
Contact Lens Symposium
Chicago, IL
A one-day Contact Lens Symposium at the Annual IJCAHPO ACE meeting in Chicago. We will provide two educational sessions - the morning session will cover soft and corneal rigid gas permeable contact lens evaluations in the office, as well as important tips and pearls for evaluating and dispensing contact lenses in an ophthalmology practice. The afternoon session will delve into more advanced contact lens topics including corneal topography in a contact lens practice and specialty contact lenses.
Program and registration information available here soon!

EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS

Wednesday, June 27 - Live Webinar
Myopia is Rapidly Increasing: How You Can Help Your Patients
Patrick Caroline, FCLSA
Registration is free!
This lecture will review past attempts to control eye growth that include; bifocal lenses, to relax accommodation, rigid contact lenses, to improve retinal imagery and pharmacologic intervention, to target specific anatomic structures of the eye. The course will also cover the current thinking on orthokeratology and myopia control.
Register now!

Wednesday, July 18 - Live Webinar
Scleral Lenses: Principles and Practice
Deborah Jacobs, MD
The instructor will present the history and technological development of modern scleral lenses. The use of scleral lenses for various types of irregular cornea will be presented, along with clinical examples. Terminology and clinical features specific to the fit of scleral lenses will be reviewed, as well as examples of the increasing utility of scleral lenses.
Registration will be open soon.

August - Contact Lens Health Week
Save the date! August 20-24, 2018, marks the 5th Annual Contact Lens Health Week organized by the CDC to encourage contact lens wearers to adopt healthy habits that can reduce their chances of getting an eye infection. CLSA is collaborating with IJCAHPO on hosting a webinar to promote contact lens health patient education. Join us on August 21, Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Central time for the hour-long live session with our special guest speaker.

October 1-31 - Contact Lens Safety Month
CLSA and IJCAHPO will join efforts in October to promote Contact Lens Safety month. On Tuesday evenings, a series of webinars will be co-hosted with IJCAHPO and feature speakers on contact lenses safety, public awareness, and healthy contact lens wear and care. Approximately 46 million U.S. residents wear contact lenses, and contact lens safety of wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription will be a special focus for Halloween.

Interested in being an instructor for a CLSA Educational Webinar? Contact clsa@clsa.info

CLSA University

CLSA University  is a collection of continuing education courses and resources from basic to advanced contact lens education. Most online courses are available at no cost to our members.  For those courses that have a cost, they are provided at a discounted rate.  This is one of the most comprehensive educational resources for contact lens education.

To Review a list of CLSA Courses on EyeCareCE Click Here