Global Member Newsletter

June 2018

NEW IACLE extends its reach still further after a successful year in 2017

A major Congress on Contact Lens Education, a new monthly research resource and a weekly radio broadcast in Latin America are just some of the new initiatives in 2017 reported in the annual IACLE Activity Summary. IACLE ended 2017 with 782 active members in 71 countries (Dec 2016: 731). Our members taught at 560 academic institutions worldwide and reached an estimated 19,600 students in total. This year, IACLE has extended its reach still further

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May 2018 - special notice

Members of IACLE reached nearly 20,000 students in 560 academic institutions worldwide in 2017. During the year, IACLE added new resources, programs and events to improve the quality of contact lens teaching and increase the number of skilled contact lens practitioners throughout the world.

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May 2018

IACLE announces full line-up of 2018 Awards winners

Four IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards will be presented for 2018, thanks to generous sponsorship from CooperVision. This year, for the first time, two educators in the Europe / Africa – Middle East region – Wim Borst and Henri Eef (pictured) from the Netherlands – will jointly receive an award.

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April 2018 - special notice

IACLE announces worldwide winners of annual awards

Contact lens educators from Canada, India, the Netherlands, Colombia, Lebanon and Argentina are to receive prestigious awards from IACLE. And this year there are more awards than ever before.

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April 2018

NEW Trio win this year’s IACLE Travel Awards   

IACLE members Martha Garcia, Ahmed Sherry and Sabrina Lara will receive the 2018 IACLE Travel Awards. Martha, a FIACLE from Universidad Santo Tomas in Bogotá, Colombia, will travel to Academy 2018 (7-10 November) in San Antonio, Texas, USA.  Ahmed, from the Modern University for Business and Science in Beirut, Lebanon, and FIACLE Sabrina from the Universidad Nacional Villa Maria in Córdoba, Argentina, will represent IACLE at the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators’ Annual Workshop (31 May - 3 June), also in San Antonio.

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March 2018

Complete our survey this month for the chance to win a US$100 voucher

Members should now have received our survey to determine use of and attitudes to IACLE resources, programs and events, and to test out potential future member benefits. The survey is in two parts: Section A and Section B. Please complete both sections online by 31 March 2018 and supply your name in Section B of the survey in

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February 2018

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.

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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.

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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

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January 2018

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

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