NEW Complete our membership survey for the chance to win US$100 voucher
Members should soon be receiving our survey to determine use of and attitudes to IACLE resources, programs and events, and to test out potential future member benefits. The aim is to listen to members, respond to your needs and bring the benefits of membership to even more contact lens educators worldwide. The survey is in two parts: Section A and Section B.
February 2018 - special notice
IACLE welcomes new line-up of Executive Board
Elected officers of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators’ Executive Board will take on new responsibilities following the biennial election held last month.
January 2018 - special notice
Final call for entries for the 2018 IACLE Awards
You could soon be making plans to travel to a major international meeting this year as a winner of our IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and IACLE Travel Awards. To give you a last chance to enter we will accept your application up to FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY
NEW Apply now for 2018 IACLE Awards
Six IACLE members could be travelling to major meetings in the USA this year, as winners of the 2018 IACLE Awards. There will be three IACLE Travel Awardsfor 2018, enabling Educator Members to attend either the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry
January 2018 - special notice
The IACLE Travel Awards, offered for the first time in 2013, are bursaries of up to US$3,000 enabling IACLE Educator Members to attend international meetings. The IACLE Travel Awards are supported by all the sponsors of IACLE (Alcon, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bausch + Lomb and Euclid).
Happy holidays to all our members worldwide!
2017 has been another very busy year with major IACLE events across all three of our global regions, including the IACLE Congress on Contact Lens Education held in India in September. This year we’ve introduced even more IACLE resources and programs to help our members be the best in contact lens education.
8 December 2017 - special notice
Call for nominations for IACLE Executive Board
Nominations are invited for the biennial election of the IACLE Executive Board, including Regional Presidents. The deadline for the return of nominations is 22 December 2017 and voting will be completed by 8 January 2018 in accordance with the Election Guidelines. Additional regional council members will be appointed following the election.
What's New at IACLE?
IMAGE OF THE MONTH is a new monthly feature to highlight your photographic skills. From January 2018, each month our Global Member Newsletter and website will feature an image added to our new IACLE Image Collection. At the end of the year the IACLE Education Team will award the IMAGE OF THE YEAR.
IACLE raises its profile in global optometry
IACLE delivered as many as 50 presentations at the 2nd World Congress of Optometry, as well as reviewing abstracts and acting as session moderators. Among the highlights was a symposium on the ‘looming crisis’ of increasing myopia prevalence, discussed by international speakers including IACLE Vice President Dr Luigina Sorbara..
IACLE Congress translates knowledge into contact lens growth
Contact lens educators need to ensure their students have good product knowledge and improved fitting, aftercare and communication skills. Proactive recommendation, ‘getting lenses on eyes’ and addressing dropout are all essential if more people are to wear contact lenses and – importantly – keep wearing them. These were the key learnings from the 2017 IACLE Congress on Contact Lens Education held at the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad, India..