WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Contact Lens Council (CLC), a non-profit organization serving as an educational resource on vision correction, will be launching a series of new initiatives, including a revamped Web site and interactive tools to help better educate consumers about contact lenses and lens care and to also provide eyecare professionals practical tools and information.

Anticipated to launch later this spring, according to the CLC, is a unique office training tool to help eyecare professionals ease the need for “hands-on” front office training because of high turnover. The tool can be used to teach office staff how to most effectively answer patient questions and offer counseling about all available contact lens options—with little to no time needed from the eyecare professional. Also in the pipeline is a redesigned Web site.

“The CLC is dedicated to raising awareness about the new innovations in contact lenses and lens care, along with the importance of eye health and safety,” said Edward Schilling, executive director of the CLC. “Specifically, there is a need for improved learning and understanding of proper compliance and the barriers that exist around compliance. For example, one of the main reasons for discomfort related to contact lenses is poor lens care. This is an area where the CLC can help through education.”

The CLC is a non-profit organization and educational resource on vision correction for consumers and is dedicated to promoting the safe use of contact lenses. Advisory members of the CLC include the American Optometric Association, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, and the Contact Lens Society of America. The CLC is sponsored by Alcon Laboratories, Advanced Medical Optics, Bausch & Lomb, CIBA Vision, Cooper Vision, and Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Products, Inc