About Us

The Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, Inc.® (CLAO) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) professional association that was founded in 1963 and incorporated in 1964. The mission of CLAO is: "To advance quality medical eye care for the public by providing comprehensive ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals with education and training in contact lenses and related eye care science." The association publishes the peer-reviewed journal Eye and Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice, a member newsletter CLAO eNews, along with texts, patient information brochures, and other publications dealing with contact lenses and eye care science. It also holds an annual scientific meeting each year. The association has a membership that includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other contact lens professionals in the United States and internationally.

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