The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest national membership association of Eye M.D.s. Eye M.D.s are ophthalmologists, medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care. More than 90 percent of practicing U.S. Eye M.D.s are Academy members, and the Academy has more than 7,000 international members.
The American Optometric Association represents approximately 39,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Optometrists serve patients in nearly 6,500 communities across the country, and in 3,500 of those communities are the only eye doctors. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States.
The Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA), organized in 1961, is made up of contact lens laboratories and material, solution and equipment manufacturers in the United States and abroad. The mission of the CLMA is to increase awareness and utilization of custom manufactured contact lenses.
CLSA is dedicated to the education, evolution and promotion of contact lens technology.
Contact Lens Spectrum is the most respected source of clinical contact lens information for optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists. Each month, it offers timely editorial on fitting, overcoming complications, utilizing new technologies, gaining patient compliance and more—written by contact lens practitioners for contact lens practitioners. In addition, Spectrum shares valuable information via a weekly e-newsletter,
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The GP Lens Institute (GPLI) is the educational division of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA). The GPLI is dedicated to providing practitioners with educational and practice-building resources to enable them to fully benefit from the many advantages of GP (oxygen permeable) and custom specialty soft contact lenses. To help you create a fee structure that appropriately compensates you for your professional time and lens costs when prescribing GP lenses, GPLI has created a simple Professional Fee Calculator tool to help determine fees in a logical manner.
This website is presented for public education by the GP Lens Institute (GPLI), the education arm of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA). Founded in 1985, GPLI provides education to consumers and eye care practitioners to tenable them to fully benefit from the many advantages of GP contact lenses. GPLI supports eye doctors, other contact lens practitioners and optometry students with workshop programs, online symposia and an array of educational materials.
AccuLens is proud to be the preferred contract manufacturing laboratory for KeraCare Scleral Lens. AccuLens is in collaboration with VSquare Medi Enterprises to supply KeraCare lenses in the Republic of India.
Pacific University's College of Optometry prepares engaged learners to be highly competent practitioners, optometric leaders, and vision scientists through a diverse education while advancing professional and ethical eye care, scholarship, and service to the community. Their Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting is based on an extended literature research search on the subject of scleral lens fitting and provides an overview of the latest knowledge and understanding on this exciting vision correction method.
The Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3 committed to teaching contact lens practitioners the science and art of fitting all designs of scleral contact lenses for the purpose of managing corneal irregularity and ocular surface disease. SLS supports public education that highlights the benefits and availability of scleral contact lenses.