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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.

INVITATION TO THE 50th ECLSO Congress in Istanbul, 
April 26 – 27 2024: 

Join us to celebrate this golden anniversary edition of our ECLSO Scientific Congresses.

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26 - 27 APRIL 2024 
Location: Hilton Hotel Bomonti, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Presbyopia contact lenses and correction

  • A lifestyle epidemic: ocular surface disease, highlights of the TFOS report

  • Myopia management

  • Scleral contact lenses and ocular shape topography

  • Symposium of the Turkish Ophthalmology Association

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

The ECLSO Praesidum is proud to invite all of you to this special jubilee edition of our Congress, this time in Istanbul in Turkey, at the Hilton Hotel Bomonti on April 26 – 27, 2024. 
It has been our aim to combine a unique scientific outstanding programme with a location that offers a wide variety of cultural and social challenges.
Just to offer you an early taster of the scientific programme:

  • Presbyopia contact lenses and correction.

  • A lifestyle epidemic: ocular surface disease, highlights of the TFOS report.

  • Myopia management. 

  • Scleral contact lenses and ocular shape topography.

  • Symposium of the Turkish Ophthalmology Association: pro- and con debates on contact lenses for children, contact lenses in allergy and ocular surface issues, the choice between surgery and contact lenses for keratoconus.

Interaction with the audience will be the primary target of all presentations.
We have not forgotten the ECLSO classics either, as there are the Fick-Kalt-Müller award Lecture, free paper and poster sessions with the best free paper and best poster awards. 
Our honest appreciation for our major sponsor Johnson & Johnson who will present a Symposium at the Congress.

Carina Koppen, MD

ECLSO President

Ömür Uçakhan-Gunduz, MD

Secretary-General of ECLSO


Best Free Paper presentation - €500

Best Poster presentation - €250



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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 meetings like the Prague Symposium, the bi-annual Major Conference, and joint meetings with the National Ophthalmological Societies. 

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

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