Build your skills, your résumé and your relationships.  The CLCS is committed to engaging and supporting a new generation of contact lens practitioners.

The CLCS Honorable Distinction Award is intended to identify and develop the next generation of leaders in contact lens advocacy, research and patient care.
Does that sound like you? Register here today!

Program Requirements:

  • Complete all requirements of the AOA+ Leadership Society
  • Attend 2 hours of contact lens or anterior segment continuing education at OM (may overlap with AOA+ requirement)
  • Attend at least one other event denoted below
    • CLCS Business Meeting
    • CLCS Korb Award Lecture
    • A lecture on scleral lenses
    • A Scleral Lens Society webinar
  • Attend at least 1 CLCS Networking Events
    • CLCS Recognition Event
    • CLCS Council Meetings
  • Interact with CLCS on social media
    • Follow us on Facebook (@AOACLCS), AND
    • Tweet something about your experience (don’t forget to tag @AOACLCS), OR
    • Post a photo to Instagram (again, don’t forget the tag!

What do you earn? A pin, a certificate, an extra item for your CV and bragging rights!  Register here!

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