CLAO Symposium at AAO New Orleans: November 11,  2:00 - 3:30 p.m. "Infections, Corneas, and Contact Lenses"
  • Corneal Immunology 101: Factors that Promote Corneal Infections: Biofilms, Contact Lenses, Lamellar Interfaces Robert Shanks, PhD
  • High Risk Behaviors and Contact Lenses: Do Contact Lens Solutions Save Us? Jennifer R. Cope MD
  • Strategy to Treat Acanthamoeba Keratitis Vishal Jhanji, MD
  • Strategy to Treat Bacterial and Fungal keratitis Namrata Sharma, MD
  • Special Considerations in Treating Endothelial Keratoplasty Infections Elmer Tu MD
  • Special Considerations in Treating LASIK Infections Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac
  • Reporting Infections: Is It Really Necessary? Michelle Rhee, MD
  • Whitney G. Sampson Lecture: Corneal Crescents and Patches Sheraz M. Daya MD
Controlling Myopia Progression: Where Do We Stand Today? Tokyo Japan, November 19, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Myopia Society Japan Symposium 13:05-15:35 

  • Opening remarks: Kazuo Tsubota
  • The Additive Effect of Ocular Axial Length Extension Suppression by Combining Orthokeratology and 0.01% Atropine Eye Drops in Children with Myopia: Nozomi Kinoshita, MD, PhD
  • Possibility of Suppressing the Progression of Myopia with Violet Light: Kazuo Tsubota
  • Suppressing Progression of Myopia with 0.01% Atropine Ophthalmic Solution (ATOM-J): Osamu Hieda
  • Genes Related to the Onset of Myopia: Kenji Yamashiro
  • Epidemiology of Myopia - The Hisayamacho Study: Miho Yasuda

Joint Symposium 15:55-17:55

  • Optical Defocus for Myopia Control—From Laboratory to Clinic: Chi-ho To, PDipOptom. PhD
  • Clinical Trials for Myopia Control: Malvina Eydelman, MD
  • Public Health Approaches for the Prevention of Myopia: Kathryn Rose, PhD
  • A Drug to Prevent Pediatric Myopia – What Would it Take?: Gary D. Novak, PhD
  • Closing remarks: Penny Asbell, MD



CLAO Annual Education Meeting, Orlando, FL,  April 12, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


  • Oliver H. Dabezies, Jr., MD Lecture:  Ocular Surface Tumors: Carol Karp MD (Confirmed)
  • Harold A. Stein, MD Lecture - Contact Lens Safety: the CDC perspective: Jennifer COPE, MD, MPH (Confirmed)

The Ocular Surface, Dry Eye, and Infections

  • Terminology in Corneal Disease
  • CIE-Corneal Inflammatory Events
  • Contact Lens Related Infections: Simple Protocol for Successful Outcomes
  • Challenging CL related Infections: When Standard Antibiotics Are Not Working

Myopia Control

  • Informed Consent for Myopia Control
  • Orthokeratology: Indications and Challenges

International Updates (ECLSO, SOBLEC, JCLS)

  • Pediatric Scleral Lenses: The European Experience
  • Scleral Lenses or Myopia Control: The Brazilian Experience
  • Orthokeratology: The Japanese Experience

Invited Speakers:

  • Deborah S. Jacobs MD
  • Loretta Szczotka-Flynn OD, PhD
  • Deepinder K. Dhaliwal MD
  • Guillermo Amescua, MD
  • Thomas Aller, OD
  • Cary Herzberg, OD
  • Carina Koppen MD
CLAO Symposium at ASCRS, Washington DC, April 13- 17 / "Sexy Contact Lenses"

Program in development

CLAO Symposium at WOC2018, June 16-18 / Barcelona, Spain "Contact Lens Safety: Insights from the US and Around the World"
  • New standards for Solutions Testing: Update from the FDA Bennie H. Jeng, MD
  • Peroxide Disinfection Systems: Why We Need Them Deborah S. Jacobs, MD
  • Scleral Lenses: Emerging Data from Around the World Amy Lin, MD
  • Orthokeratology Related Infections Vishal Jhanji, MD
  • Therapeutic Contact Lenses: A Safe and Effective Option for Ocular Graft Versus Host Disease Jessica Ciralsky, MD
  • Decorative Lenses Michelle K. Rhee, MD
  • Microbial Keratitis: Lessons from the French Study Rene Mely, MD

Past Meetings

2017 CLAO, the Eye & Contact Lens Association Annual Meeting: Naples, FL

2016 CLAO and Eye & Contact Lens Educational Summit: Seattle, WA 

2015 CLAO / CLSA Contact Lens Educational Summit

2014 CLAO International Symposium & Congress

2012 CLAO Meeting Program

2009 ICLS Meeting Program

2008 CLAO Meeting Program

2007 CLAO Meeting Program