Spring 2017

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CLSA expands its education in 2017 CLSA is excited to announce new educational offerings in 2017. CLSA just finished its first hands- on clinical meeting in Springfield, VA, on April 22. The basic track covered a full range of contact lenses seen in most practices, including corneal GP, soft multifocals, soft torics, and specialty lenses. Attendees described the event as everything they needed to know about contact lenses. The advanced track allowed experienced fitters to dig deeper into scleral lenses and Ortho-K in controlling the progression of myopia. Upcoming Meetings On June 3, there will be a specialty contact lens meeting in Dallas covering contact lens strategies for the irregular cornea, ocular surface disease, and myopia control. This meeting will also provide a comprehensive overview of scleral and hybrid lens fitting. Plans are underway for a meeting in Boston on August 1a2, and more details will be available in the coming weeks. CLSA will continue its collaboration with the ABO-NCLE for the OptiCon Meeting, October 6-8, at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Orlando, FL. The Annual Business Meeting of the membership will also be held at this time. Additionally, CLSA will collaborate with JCAHPO to hold a Contact Lens Continuing Education Program at JCAHPO's Annual Continuing Education Program (ACE) November 10-12, in New Orleans. For those members working in an ophthalmic practice, this is the premier educational event of the year. 12 CLSA EyeWitness Spring 2017 EYEQ: "Truth is stranger than fiction…" Fright night? The latest werewolf fashions? A theatrical prosthetic lens? No – it's Arcus Senilis! This photo shows a patient with a severe form of arcus senilis. Arcus senilis is a deposition of lipid in the peripheral corneal stroma, which causes a whitish opaque ring around the cornea. It is common in individuals over the age of 60, however, it can be indicative of high serum cholesterol levels, especially if present in individuals under the age of 40. (Photo by W. Ford). CLSA News I am CLSA We have launched a campaign entitled "I am CLSA." CLSA spans opticianry, optometry, and ophthalmology, the only educational organization of its kind that does so! Through this campaign, we celebrate this unique and powerful network of contact lens professionals. If you want to be a part of "I am CLSA," contact clsa@clsa.info. Get involved in CLSA! If you are interested in becoming more active in CLSA, contact us at clsa@clsa.info. Here are ways you can get involved right now: • Become an author: We are always looking for authors of EyeWitness and continuing education articles. Sharing your expertise with others is a great way to get involved. • Teach a course: Let us know if you are interested in teaching and CLSA will look for opportunities to include you in a live meeting or webinar course. • Become a mentor: Sharing your knowledge and education with the next generation of contact lens specialists or recruiting young professionals to consider an eye care career is an excellent way for you to pay it forward. • Join a committee: CLSA has several committees looking for members interested in rolling-up their sleeves and getting to work. Being an active committee member builds leadership skills while doing some- thing that you love. Thank you from CLSA and EyeWitness CLSA would like to thank Al Vaske, NCLEC for his years of work on the "Consultants Perspective" column in this journal! We appreciate your commit- ment to CLSA and helping to educate contact lens professionals from your unique perspective! CLSA would also like to thank Michael Ward, FCLSA, for his expertise and advise as a longtime technical editor for the EW. His contributions to the EW have been invaluable. EyeNews

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