Annual Workshop

The AOCLE holds an annual 3-4 day educators workshop as a means to exchange ideas and share new teaching modalities in the field of cornea and contact lenses. This industry-sponsored workshop is hosted by a different school each year. Topics of interest are identified and serve as a theme for the workshop. As well as the contact lens educators from each school, industry representatives are also active participants. A separate time is allotted during the workshop for members of industry to share with the educators the latest industry news.

Past Workshop Locations and Themes
2019 Pacific Rethinking Contact Lens Education in 2019
2021 OSU Myopia Management in 2021
2022 NOVA Keratoconus: What’s the Rub?
2023 ICO
1983 UC Berkeley Demonstrating & Teaching CL Related Research
1984 NEWENCO Teaching Methodologies, CL Curriculum
1985 Ferris State Computer Use in Education
1986 Pacific Innovative Concepts in CL Education, Research Review
1987 Houston Computer Applications, PMP & Clinical Simulations, Research Techniques
1988 Indiana Ocular Microbiology Techniques, Statistics, Video Taping of CL Fitting
1989 PCO Clinical Assessment Techniques, Procedures in Diagnosis and Management
1990 UAB Research Techniques, Computer Support Systems, Writing for Publication
1991 UMSL Audio-Visual Aids, Development of Soft Lens Video Tapes
1992 TOSU Clinical Teaching Methods, Student Evaluations, Teaching Specialty Lenses
1993 Montreal Interactive Video, Specular Microscopy, Tear Analysis
1994 Waterloo Interactive Educational Media, Computer Communications, Imaging & Teaching Tools
1995 SCCO Teaching Clinical Problem Solving, Providing Effective Supervision to Students
1996 NSU Therapeutic and Refractive Lasers, Theory and Hands-on Workshop
1997 ICO Teaching Clinical Concepts in a Didactic Setting
1998 SCO Enhanced Development of Multiple-Choice Examinations
1999 NOVA Web Page Design and Distance Learning Course Design
2000 Waterloo Advances in Technology for Clinical and Didactic Education
2001 Inter-American Computer-Assisted Teaching Tools
2002 SUNY Residency Based Training
2003 Pacific Specialty CL design and Leadership Skills Development
2004 SCCO StrengthFinders, Prosthetic Eye Laboratory, Definition of Entry Level CL Curriculum
2005 MCO Lifelong Learning Through Interactive Technologies
2006 Montreal Aberrometry, eLearning, Immersive Reality and Virtuality, Building Relationships
2007 Berkeley Case report writing
2008 NECO Mentorship in an optometric setting
2009 Houston Today’s Technology in Teaching for the Contact Lens Educator
2010 UAB Fitting Large Diameter and Hybrid Gas Permeable Lenses
2011 PCO-Salus Cornea, Cornea, Cornea
2012 Indiana Current Controversies in Optometry
2013 WUHSCO Teaching with Technology
2014 MidWestern Case Based Learning in Contact Lens Education
2015 SCO Challenges in CL education
2016 NSUOK Anterior Segment Lasers and Corneal Crosslinking
2017 UMSL The Bad, the good and the technology
2018 RSO Look, Learn, Teach