Links to Useful Resources

Contact Lens Research Institutes

Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) – Sydney, Australia:

Centre for Ocular Research & Education – University of Waterloo, Canada:

Eurolens Research – The University of Manchester, UK:

JenVis Research – Jena, Germany:

L V Prasad Eye Institute – Hyderabad, India:

Ohio State University – Ohio, USA:

Ophthalmic Research Group – Aston University, UK:

Optometry Technology Group – International – London, UK:

Queensland University of Technology – Brisbane, Australia:

Sankara Nethralaya – Chennai, India:

Texas Eye Research and Technology Center – University of Houston, USA:

University of California Berkeley, School of Optometry – California, USA:

University of New South Wales – Sydney, Australia:

Visioncare Research – Farnham, UK:

AOCLE Member Institutions

Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educator Member Institutions in North America:

Search Facilities

CORE Reference Sight:


Ophthalmology Advance:



Science Direct:

Web of Science:

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Acta Ophthalmologica:


BioMedCentral: Ophthalmology. Some of these articles are from the BMC Archive:

Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology:

Clinical and Experimental Optometry:

Contact Lens & Anterior Eye:


Eye & Contact Lens:

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science:

Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (OPO):

Optometry and Vision Science:

Survey of Ophthalmology:

The Ocular Surface:

Practitioner Journals

Contact Lens Spectrum (free access):

Optician Online:

Optometry Today:

Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses:

Review of Optometry:

Review of Ophthalmology:

Industry Magazines

Global Contact:

News Services

Contact Lens Update:

Contact Lenses Today:

i-Site Newsletter (RGP lenses): 

Soft Special Edition:

Contact Lens and Related Organizations

Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging van Contactlensspecialisten:

American Academy of Ophthalmology:

American Academy of Optometry:

American Academy of Optometry Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies:

Asia Pacific Council of Optometry:

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology:

Association Française des Experts en Lentilles de Contact:

Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers:

Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators:

British & Irish University & College Contact Lens Educators:

British Contact Lens Association:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care:

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists:

Contact Lens Manufacturers Association:

Contact Lens Society of America:

Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia:

Cornea & Contact Lens Society of New Zealand:

El Colegio Federación Colombiana de Optómetras:

European Academy of Optometry & Optics:

European Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists:

European Council of Optometry & Optics:

European Federation of the Contact Lens and IOL Industries:

European Federation of National Associations and International Manufacturers of Contact Lens:

General Optical Council, Love Your Lenses:

GP Lens Institute:

Medical Contact Lens & Ocular Surface Association:

National Eye Institute:

Polskie Stowarzyszenie Soczewek Kontaktowych:

Scleral Lens Education Society:

Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society:

US Food and Drug Administration:

World Council of Optometry:

Industry Educational Sites

My Alcon:


Johnson & Johnson Institute:

Bausch + Lomb Academy of Vision Care: 

Educational Resources

Academy Online:

Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators:

Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy:

Centre for Ocular Research & Education:

Contact Lens Update:

International Myopia Institute:

Myopia Management:

Myopia Profile:

Scleral Lens Education Society:

Speciality Sight:

How to Evaluate Clinical Research

Veys J and Schnider C. Evaluating clinical research for your practice. Optician 2007;234:6118 22-26. Evaluating Clinical Research – a 10-Point Guide 

Rudnicka AR and Owen CG. An introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses in health care. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2012 May;32(3):174-83.doi: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2012.00901.x.

Wolffsohn J. How to use research evidence to source appropriate contact lenses for your patients. Presentation to Optometry Tomorrow 2012.

Guides & Games

CORE Clinical Contact Lens Management Guide:

CORE Knowledge – the Ultimate Eye Science Game:

A Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting (Pacific University Oregon and Bausch + Lomb):

Scleral Contact Lens Insertion, Removal, Troubleshooting and Lens Care (Scleral Lens Education Society):

International Workshop Reports (in various languages)

2007 Report of the International Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS)

The International Workshop on Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

The TFOS International Workshop on Contact Lens Discomfort


International Contact Lens Prescribing

2018 data. Published January 2019 in Contact Lens Spectrum

2017 data. Published January 2018 in Contact Lens Spectrum

2016 data. Published January 2017 in Contact Lens Spectrum

2015 data. Published January 2016 in Contact Lens Spectrum

2014 data. Published January 2015 in Contact Lens Spectrum

2013 data. Published January 2014 in Contact Lens Spectrum
2012 data. Published January 2013 in Contact Lens Spectrum 

2011 data. Published January 2012 in Contact Lens Spectrum
2010 data. Published January 2011 in Contact Lens Spectrum




British Contact Lens Association ‘No water’ stickers

Video Resources

Root Atlas

 Other Online Resources

Medscape Optometry:

Medscape Ophthalmology:

Healio Education Lab: