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December 2nd - 3rd

  • 34th AnnualCornea, Contact Lens & Contemporary Vision Care Symposium

Credit Hours: 16 Hours Approved


The annual Cornea, Contact Lens and Contemporary Vision Care Symposium (CCLS) is a long-running, and always popular, program featuring world-renowned experts. Through a combination of clinical science and clinical pearls, practitioners have the opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in contact lenses, anterior segment disease, therapeutic treatment options and surgical management of the cornea.  


This year's program topics include:


  • You’ve Really Hit A Nerve: The Buzz on Neurotransmitters
  • In Office Treatment of Corneal Ulcer
  • Advances in Retina Therapeutics
  • Zika Virus – Disinfections of trial lenses
  • What Important Properties Should We Look for in Care Solutions?
  • Keratoconus: Early Detection and Contemporary Monitoring
  • Hot Topics in Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Update on Corneal Surgery
  • Amniotic Membrane
  • How Not to Bend the Contact Lens Trends
  • Myopia Control: Today's Options and What's on the Horizon
  • Into the Future with Soft Lens Fitting
  • Occupational Risk Factors for Dry Eye Disease
  • Lid Scrubs and Wipes – What’s New and Works
  • The DEWS and Don’ts of Dry Eye – What’s New and What’s not in ocular surface disease
  • The Psychology of Scleral Lenses
  • Life Beneath a Scleral Lens: The Tear Film Reservoir
  • What is the Corneo-Limbal Dimension?
  • Ocular Photography: Imaging and Documentation
  • New Technology in Dry Eye Diagnosis and Management
  • New Office Instrumentation
  • Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations
  • Hormone Influences on Ocular Surface Disease
  • Ocular Manifestation of Graft Versus Host Disease
  • 2017 Professional Responsibility Course


Program speakers include:


  • Seema Nanda, MT, OD
  • William Townsend, OD
  • Usha Pinninti, MD
  • Rachel Redfern, OD, PhD
  • Ralph Stone, PhD
  • John Gelles, OD
  • Marc Sanders, MD
  • Andrew Salem, MD
  • Seema Nanda, MT, OD
  • Jason Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD
  • David Berntsen, OD, PhD
  • Sheila Morrison, OD, MS
  • William Townsend, OD
  • Anita Ticak, OD, MS
  • Jason Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD
  • Melissa Barnett, OD
  • Maria Walker, OD, MS
  • Jan Bergmanson, OD, PhD
  • Tom Arnold, OD
  • Daniel Powell, OD, MS, PhD
  • Steven Ferguson, OD
  • Clarke Newman, OD
  • Melissa Barnett, OD
  • Muriel Schornack, OD



View complete AGENDA for a detailed schedule.



To Register, call (713)743-1900 or print the REGISTRATION FORM and mail or fax to (713)743-2046. 



The Westin Hotel, Memorial City

945 Gessner Road

Houston, TX 77024

(281) 501-4300

Hotel Website



Room Block Rate: Call 1(800) 937 8461 to request the University of Houston College of Optometry Room Block Rate


Room Block Deadline: November 13, 2017


Traditional Double/King


  • Single/Double Rate - $129 per night plus tax
  • Triple Rate - $144 per night plus tax
  • Quad Rate - $159 per night plus tax




More information is coming soon

Will be held @

The Westin Houston Memorial City

945 Gessner Road
Houston,Texas 77024

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Early Bird Deadline: November 15, 2017 Early Bird
Entire Course - 16 Hours $ 450 $ 495
Saturday - 8 Hours without PR $ 295 $ 320
Sunday - 8 Hours with PR $ 395 $ 420
PR Course Only $ 95 $ 95

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