About the CCLSA


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.

Mission statement

To advance corneal and contact lens practice by every means in order to educate and enlighten members of the Society and the general public.


Download a pdf copy of the Constitution of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia;

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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.

Board of Directors

National President : Margaret Lam
Vice President 1st : Martin Robinson
Vice President 2nd :  Damien Fisher
Treasurer: Stephen Giacon

State President NSW : Margaret Lam
State President VIC : Jessica Chi
State President TAS : Martin Robinson
State President SA : Lisa Ly
State President WA : Eric Cheng
State President QLD : Damien Fisher

Honorary Vice President: Luke Arundel
Honorary Vice President: Heath Davis

CEO : Alan Saks

Secretariat: Alison Forton

Public Secretary : Francis Child

Committee Members



Margaret Lam

Mark Koszek

Heidi Hunter

Narelle Hine

Jennie Diec

Daniel Tilia

Rob Terry

Saleem Ha



Jessica Chi
Graham Lakkis
Katrina Yap
Jillian Campbell
Stephen Giacon
Luke Arundel


Lisa Ly
Lachlan Scott-Hoy
Paul Athanasiov
Mitch Walker
Tony Phillips


Damien Fisher
Marissa Megaloconomos
Kylie McNeill
Rory Dowdall


Eric Cheng
Nick Humphry
Gavin Swartz
Kevin Adams
Lindsay Irwin
Lisa Jansen
Jeff Dowson


Martin Robinson 
Heath Davis
Joanna Lindsay

Lisa Kingshott

Corporate Supporters

 AFT Pharmaceuticals
Australian Contact Lenses
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
Vision Eye Institute

We also wish to thank the following publications for their ongoing support of the CCLSA:

  • Australian Optometry
  • EyeTalk
  • InSight
  • Mivision

Life Members

The following practitioners are life members of the society in recognition of their long and distinguished service to contact lens practice in Australia:

  • Ms Dorothy Carlborg
  • Pr Anthony Philips
  • Pr Charles McMonnies
  • Mr Kenneth Bell (deceased)
  • Professor Brien Holden (deceased)


Click on the image to read more about Optometry Giving Sight, CCLSA’s Charity of Choice