Founded in 1963, the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO) has grown to become an important subspecialty organization. CLAO is dedicated to providing comprehensive ophthalmologists and other eyecare professionals with leading edge information in contact lens and refractive eyecare science.
With quality education as its top priority, CLAO produces user-friendly learning programs that encompass contact lenses, refractive surgery, ocular surface disease and eyewear dispensing. These programs come to members via: a quarterly scientific journal, an annual national meeting, courses and symposia, various regional meetings, an online newsletter, patient-education pamphlets and other media.
Central to CLAO's mission is support for the office-based comprehensive ophthalmologist and other contact lens professionals; and thus CLAO educational programs emphasize the practical as well as the theoretical side of contact lens and refractive science. CLAO educational offerings are designed to aid professionals at all stages of their careers.
Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO)
4000 Legato Road
Fairfax, VA 22033
John S. Massare, PhD