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 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;
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
We also wish to thank the following publications for their ongoing support of the CCLSA:
- Australian Optometry
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