Contact Lens & Cornea Section

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The Contact Lens & Cornea Section (CLCS) is a nationally recognized segment of the American Optometric Association (AOA). Members of CLCS include eye care professionals and optometry students who are dedicated to furthering their understanding in the field of contact lenses, cornea, diagnosis and treatment of anterior segment disease, refractive surgery and related technologies.

By joining the CLCS, we serve you, our member, by providing timely clinical education, representation with state and national government agencies, a recognized and trusted voice to the public for information on contact lenses, anterior segment management and refractive technologies. Below are tools and resources related to the goals and mission of the CLCS.

CLCS history

Chairs of the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS)

Contact Lens and Cornea Section Awards

Protecting patients in the contact lens market

How to report potential violations by contact lens retailers

Patient Education Resources

Healthy Vision and Contact Lenses

FAQs about Contact Lens Prescriptions 

Physician resources and guidance on contact lenses

Clarity for the Presbyopic Patient: Succeeding in Multifocal Lenses

Ocular Surface Matters: Improving Patient Outcomes

Applying the Teach-Back Method to Contact Lens Care

Better Lens Care

Dry Eye in Contact Lens Patients

Educating Patients: Contact Lens Disposal

Contact Lens-Wearers' Changing Needs as They Age

Presbyopia and Multifocal Lenses 

Prescribing Contact Lenses for Adolescents

Choosing Daily Contact Lenses

Considerations for monthly contact lens wearers

Through the Lens: Approaches and Recommendations for Discussing Contact Lens Options with Patients

Using Patient Engagement to Improve the Contact Lens Wearing Experience

Hydrogen Peroxide Based Solutions: Compliance is Key to Patient Sucess

Viewpoints on Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

The Potential Benefit of Multi-Focal Lenses for Patients

Results of the First AOA Contact Lens Summit

Perspectives on Achieving Presbyopic Contact Lens Success

Perspectives on the Monthly Contact Lens Modality

Educating patients

AOA Contact Lens Disposal Infographic

Contact Lens Disposal Fact Sheet - patient version

Engaging policy makers on contact lens-related issues

CLCS takes part in briefings to members of congress and their staff members related to contact lens safey and engages federal agencies with jurisdication over contact lens health and safety issues. 

Read the latest April 2019 outreach to the Federal Trade Commission on Hubble Contacts.

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