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Welcome to ECLSO

Find out more about ECLSO, our organisation and your national groups

We believe in a model of collaboration where, in the interest of the patient, all eye care professionals who want to acquire or share knowledge on contact lenses are welcome to become members or associate members, and participate in our activities.

Our next Meetings and Symposia:
Saturday 17th June 2023

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14:15 - 15:45
ECLSO Symposium:
What every ophthalmologist needs to know
about contact lenses

Prague Congress Center, Prague, Czech Republic


  • ​Dr Dean Saric, Croatia

  • Dr Pavel Rezek, Czech Republic

  • Ms Dr Andrena McElvanney, UK

  • Dr Ömür Uçakhan, Turkey

  • Prof dr Carina Koppen, Belgium


A message from our President and General Secretary 
Dear Members of ECLSO, dear colleagues, dear friends,

After the successful ECLSO Congress in Paris on September 2nd and 3rd 2022, ECLSO continues our engagement to provide a valuable forum to promote knowledge exchange among ophthalmologists and eye care professionals about ocular surface pathology and medical contact lens applications.

In line with tradition, ECLSO has the pleasure to invite you to a Symposium we have organised during the upcoming SOE conference in Prague, Czech Republic.


ECLSO 2023 Symposium:

What every Ophthalmologist needs to know about contact lenses

Other ECLSO meetings in Prague. 

While in Prague we will be holding our:
  • National Representatives & Praesidium meeting
Date: 17 June 2023

Find out more about our program of activities in Prague.

ECLSO aims to promote continuous education and information of eyecare specialists interested in contact lenses and ocular surface. Our target audiences are therefore ophthalmologists and optometrists with an interest in these topics, including young ophthalmologists and residents in training, as well as allied health care personnel.

Contactology is an integral part of ophthalmological practice. Recent developments in the field of myopia management – a topic all ophthalmologists are confronted with – highlight the fact that medical contact lens approaches are an integral part of ophthalmology.


Not every ophthalmologist has to become a contact lens expert but every colleague must be aware of what is going on in the field.

That is where ECLSO wants to make a difference by organising the Prague Symposium, the bi-annual Major Conference planned for 2024 and joint meetings with the National Ophthalmological Societies. Thanks to the continued support of our loyal supporters, we will present a lively 2024 ELSO Symposium of high scientific standards. 

ECLSO sincerely welcomes you to join your National Group or to become an individual ECLSO member. For more information visit the Membership page >>.

Carina Koppen, MD

ECLSO President

Ömür Uçakhan-Gunduz, MD

Secretary-General of ECLSO

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