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Clic Here 09 Conference

Thursday 9 July and Friday 10 July


The Contact Lens Industry Council (CLIC) is holding the ‘Clic Here 09′ Conference in early July. The two-day contact lens and lens care education event will aim to increase interest and pro-activity amongst the optometric community in prescribing contact lenses.

The conference is targeted at Australian optometrists who have a general interest in contact lenses but would not consider themselves lens specialists.

Using a practical, outcome oriented approach, CLIC hopes that attendees will leave with a renewed enthusiasm to fit contact lenses to expand their patients’ vision correction options, as well as improve the commercial potential of their business.

Organisers hope optometrists come out of the event wanting to trial contact lenses on a greater proportion of their patient base.

The two-day event will be made up of eight sessions:

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  • The World of Contact Lenses
  • Fitting With Confidence 1 and 2
  • Fireside Chat: Hot Topics in Optics
  • The Future
  • Unleash Your Practice Potential
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • What’s the Solution?

The Clic Here 09 sessions will be presented by key guest speakers:

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan is an optometrist and staff development consultant; Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry; Fellow and PR officer of the British Contact Lens Association. Her expertise is in the field of effective patient communication. She has trained hundreds of staff in her seminars for front-line staff, dispensing opticians, optometrists and colleagues.

At Clic Here 09, Sarah is heading a program for support stuff that will be running concurrently with the main clinical program. It is a wonderful opportunity for optometry staff such as receptionists, administration staff and clinical assistants to hear from one of the world’s experts in the field of effective patient communication.

Alan Saks

Alan Saks is a third generation optometrist; served multiple terms as President of the Contact Lens Societies of South Africa and N.Z. Recipient of a B&L award for outstanding achievement; examiner in Contact Lenses and Clinical Optometry at the School of Optometry, Technikon Witwatersrand and University of Johannesburg.

Alan has lectured in contact lenses to ophthalmology registrars in N.Z. He writes for journals and websites, consults and takes part in protocol studies and panels.

Dr. Philip Morgan

Dr. Philip Morgan is Director of Eurolens Research and a senior lecturer in optometry at The University of Manchester, U.K. Secretary of the International Society for Contact Lens Research and the International Association of Contact Lens Educators.

Honorary member of the U.K. Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the British Contact Lens Association; member of the U.K. College of Optometrists. He has authored over 100 papers, primarily relating to the clinical performance of contact lenses.

Prof. Nathan Efron

Prof. Nathan Efron is the Professor in the School of Optometry and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at the Queensland Unversity of Technology. He has served as President of both the Contact Lens Society of Australia (1981) and the British Contact Lens Association (1997).

Prof. Efron lectures worldwide, particularly in the field of the ocular response to contact lens wear, and has published over 650 scientific papers, abstracts and text book chapters, and has written/edited 6 books.

Clic Here 09 is organised by the Contact Lens Industry Council (CLIC) which represents companies in the contact lens industry. As an organisation, CLIC, aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable contact lens, and contact lens care products are delivered to the community for a healthier Australia.

Clic Here 09 is on Thursday 9 July and Friday 10 July at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont Point in Sydney, NSW. Attendance for the full conference attracts 23 CPD points.

Further information and registration details are available on the CLIC conference website: www.clicaus.com.au/conference