Since 1962 the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) has promoted education, research, professional development and networking in the cornea and contact lens field.
Over the years, we have established an enviable reputation as a well recognised and highly respected professional organisation committed to supporting Australian optometrists and ophthalmologists.
To Advance Cornea & Contact Lens Practice by every means in order to educate and enlighten members of the Society and Public.
Our organisation, originally known as the Contact Lens Society of Australia (CLSA), was founded in 1962 with a charter of improving the standard of prescribing and the fitting of contact lenses in Australia. The CLSA encouraged a sense of solidarity in the eye care industry by educating our members, hosting conventions and lectures and providing facilities for scientific research.
From humble beginnings, with only 28 members attending the CLSA’s first Annual General Meeting in 1963, membership of our organisation peaked in 2007 with more than 500 accredited members.
In December 2008 we became the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA), reflecting the broader interests of our members. The ‘new’ CCLSA, officially launched at a Victoria branch meeting in February 2009 where a revised constitution and new collateral were launched to reflect the vibrant and dynamic activity of the society.
We plan to continue our leadership in the vision correction industry and to make membership of our association more attractive than ever.
Brien Holden Memorial Award & Lecture™
Board of Directors
National President: Margaret Lam
1st Vice President: Martin Robinson
2nd Vice President: Damien Fisher
Treasurer: Stephen Giacon
State President NSW: Margaret Lam
State President VIC: Jessica Chi
State President TAS: Martin Robinson
State President SA: Pooja Bhindi
State President QLD: Damien Fisher
National Board Member: Heidi Hunter
CEO: Alan P Saks
Secretariat: Stephanie Cruzat & Alexa Norton
Public Secretary: Francis Child
State Committee Members
We are grateful to following organisations & publications for their ongoing support of the CCLSA:
Honorary Life Members
The following people are Honorary Life Members of the CCLSA, in recognition of their long and distinguished service to the CCLSA and cornea & contact lens practice in Australia;
Kenneth Bell (deceased)
Hamlyn R Brier (deceased)
Penrhyn F Thomas (deceased)
Brien A Holden (deceased)
Download a pdf copy of the Constitution of the CCLSA