In our comments we had requests for where to get free contact lens training and education. That is a tough request for free education, but we have listed below contact lens educational resources free and otherwise. Some of the best resource are from Contact Lens Manufacturers and Distributors. Many of them are running websites with data on contact lens wearers, problems associated. Imperial is offering demographic statistics as well.
Contact Lens Manufacturers and Distributors Educational Resources
- Vistakon has a huge resource base with fitting calculators, practice growth and practice Management.
- ABB/ Concise has launched a series of free webinairs that they co-sponsor with Paragon Vision Sciences. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ciba Online Guide To Lens Care and Ciba Academy
- Bausch and Lomb Center For Patient Insights
Contact Lens Education From Organizations and Trade Press
- Contact Lenses Today E-Mail Newsletter–
- Contact Lens Society of America University has over 100 online courses. CLSA is dedicated to the education, evolution, and promotion of contact lens technology. The objective of the CLSA is to promote education, mutual understanding and cooperation among all persons interested in contact lens fitting
- Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmogists
- Eye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice
- Contact Lens Spectrum– Trade Press
- American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners
Contact Lens Continuing Education Free and Otherwise
- Visioncare Education – http://www.visioncareeducation.com NoFee CE – Free continuing education courses, by Contact Lens Spectrum, are offered in conjunction with the New England College of Optometry and supported by an educational grant from The Vision Care Institute™, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company. The courses are approved by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) for optometrists and by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) for opticians.
- Optical Training Institute- Fee based both ABO and NCLE
- Opti-Professor– ABO and NCLE fee based training
- Eye CE Online– CE for Optometrists, free and otherwise
Contact Lens Fitting
- Eye Dock- Reference guide for OD’s to find anything about contact lens and fitting difficult to fit lenses. It is a one stop shop to get the parameters of any manufacturer’s up to date list. $43 yearly fee
- OD Specs
Consumer Friendly Contact Lens Information
- GP Contact Lenses (Contact Lens Manufacturing Association) This is also a consumer friendly site but has great info for the eyecare professional as well.
- My Contact Lens: Mycontactlenses.org is sponsored by the Contact Lens Council, a nonprofit educational resource on vision correction for consumers. The primary goal of the Contact Lens Council is to promote the safe use of contact lenses. The information is for consumers, but has great info for ECP’s as well.
- All About Vision
- Eyecare America
- Healthy Women and Eyes
- Health Reserve The goal of the Health Reserve is to provide readers with general information and internet resources where they can seek more in depth information about a myriad of health topics of interest. We research all resources thoroughly and hope that those wanting highly specific information will take advantage of the links provided. With the plethora of health information available on the Internet today, it is our goal to provide only highly qualified website links on all health topics covered. We cannot accept any responsibility for information contained on third party sites, but continuously review the resources we offer to ensure accuracy and reliability of content.
- US Food and Drug Adminstration This website gives information about the latest innovations on contact lenses. It provides general information and is not meant to replace a discussion an eye care professional.
- Web MD
Contact Lens Ordering
- Patient Wire– on line service for ordering replacement contact lenses using the ODs web site and manufacturers / distributors.
- Ophthalmic Medical Personnel- Assistants, Technicians & Technologists-http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=4085682457&topic=10331
- AOA Contact Lens And Cornea Section www.facebook.com/pages/AOA-Contact-Lens-and-Cornea-Section/123319826174?ref=ts
- Contact Lens Forum-
- AC Lens Contact Lens Forum
- Contact Lenses
- Contact Lens (UK)