A public workshop entitled: “Microbiological Testing for Contact Lens Care Products” will be held on January 22- 23, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This workshop is being held with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists as co-sponsors with the FDA.
CLAO has developed a new member benefit, the Contact Lens Patient Information Card. This new card is designed to fit easily in any wallet. It provides contact lens patients with an important reminder to remove their lenses and contact their eye doctor immediately if they notice a problem from contact lens wear. Very importantly, it conveniently places at the patient’s fingertips a reminder of the doctor’s prescribed contact lens replacement schedule, wear regimen, and care regimen. A sample card, along with order information, will be mailed to all CLAO Members this month.
CALL FOR FREE PAPERS
The Scientific Programs Committee for the 2008 CLAO Annual Meeting is calling for Free Paper submissions. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2008. To obtain a Free Paper Submission form, visit the CLAO Web site at www.clao.org or contact us directly at (877) 501-3937. You may also e-mail CLAO at firstname.lastname@example.org . The 2008 CLAO Annual Meeting will be held September 12-13, 2008, at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CLAO ANNOUNCES RESEARCH GRANTS FOR 2008
The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Education and Research Foundation (CLAO ERF) Board of Trustees announced the availability of Scientific Research Grants to be awarded on July 1, 2008. These awards, ranging from $5,000 – $10,000 each, are intended to provide support for research proposals specifically concerned with issues directly related to contact lens science and/or ocular anterior segment science. To obtain a grant application, click here, or call the CLAO ERF office at (877) 501-3937. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2008.
COMPLIMENTARY PROFESSIONAL LISTING ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
CLAO established www.contactlensdocs.com, which provides practicing members a complimentary professional listing indicating your name, city, state, and office phone number. CLAO provides members with a complimentary link from our Web site directly to your own professional Web site. The site is designed for access by the general public and provides information on contact lenses as well as how to locate a professional in their area. Please take a moment to type in “Contact Lens Doctors” into your favorite search engine, and a link to our Web site should appear very high on the first search page.