Class 2022 – See you in Cartagena


It is with great anticipation that this year’s Class Symposium will take place in Cartagena, Colombia on November 3rd, 4th and 5th.

After the COVID hiatus, it will be a welcome return to in-person meetings with colleagues, old and new, and to learn from the experts in the field.

Cartagena is a splendid 16th-century walled fort city with cobblestone streets in the Old City, situated on the Caribbean coast, and beaches within easy reach.

This year we have divided the clinical lectures into specific categories: Myopia Management, Scleral Lens Fitting, GP Lens Fitting and Fitting the Irregular Cornea. Each session will be introduced by a key opinion leader, who will introduce a team of speakers to cover various aspects of the topic.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr Jeffrey Walline, OD PhD, who will give the keynote address and chair the main session on Myopia Management.

Dr Walline is the Associate Dean for Research at the Ohio State University College of Optometry. He received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of California, Berkley School of Optometry, and his Masters and PhD degrees from the Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr Walline has led several pediatric contact lens studies, and he is the Study Chair of the Bifocal Lenses in Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study, a National Eye Institute-sponsored, randomized clinical trial to investigate the myopia control effects of soft multifocal contact lenses.

Extending our focus on education, the Universities of Optometry from Colombia and invited Universities from Mexico and Guatemala will present their research in the Academia Talks category. They will conclude with a forum of Directors and Deans of Optometry, discussing the future of contact lens education in Latin America.

As well as the main clinical lectures, more than 40 Workshops from major manufacturers will also be available to book on a first-come, first-served basis.

Plus, Class Manufacturers, with a dedicated programme for industry delegates, covering all aspects of manufacturing speciality lenses. Subjects will include, metrology, materials, software, lathes and diamond tools.

For more information about Class 2022, visit our website. Join us in Cartagena! 

Author spotlight

Carlos Mayoral

Key Account Manager, South America

Martin Conway

Martin Conway has over 40 years’ experience in the contact lens field as a qualified Contact Lens Optician. He is registered with the UK General Optical Council on the Speciality Contact Lens Register. Martin is a fellow of the British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA), and The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (FIACLE). He has served in the Professional Services role as an educator and clinical adviser on behalf of both Sauflon and CIBA, and now acts as Professional Services Consultant for Contamac. Martin has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, Russia, North and South America and the Middle East.