Welcome to this website of the International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR). The Society was formed in 1978 and held it’s first meeting in London in 1980. We are a group comprised of global experts from all aspect of contact lens research, including academics, clinicians and colleagues from the contact lens industry . We meet formally at our biennial scientific symposia, to which we invite expert keynote speakers from related and emerging fields, as well as the best and brightest PhD students in our field. At our meetings, we discuss recent developments, address our key challenges and identify future research needs to advance the field and the industry. We recognize the important contribution of our Corporate Advisory Board, comprised of representatives of the world’s leading contact lens companies.

Our scientific symposium is a closed meeting and these meetings are held every two years. Our meetings rotate around the world to provide stimulating environments for detailed discussions on the key challenges in our field. Our twenty-second symposium will take place in ‘The Americas’ (precise location to be confirmed) in August 2024.


On behalf of myself and the Executive Committee, thank you for your interest in the International Society for Contact Lens Research.

Emeritus Professor Nathan Efron, AC DSc PhD

President, International Society for Contact Lens Research

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