From its very inception, training has been a key part of CLGEI's activities. Training programs are offered at all levels of the eye care service delivery chain: post-doctoral ophthalmology fellows and practicing ophthalmologists, as well as optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, nurses, nursing assistants, support staff and eye care administrators.

Education at CLGEI has three main objectives:

To upgrade the skills of practicing ophthalmologists.
To provide opportunities to keep abreast of developments in the field of vision science and its application.
To equip new entrants to the field with the appropriate skills and knowledge.

All programs are designed around a combination of practical and theoretical approaches and are continually revised to incorporate new knowledge.