2023 4th IACLE World Congress

Contact Lens Education for the Practitioner of the Future

IACLE members from around the world will gather in the UK in June 2023 for the 4th IACLE World Congress (WC4) on Contact Lens Education. We encourage and invite our members from all regions to attend the congress.

Hosted at Conference Aston in Birmingham, UK, the congress will take place from 5-8 June 2023 and is timed to precede the British Contact Lens Association’s 2023 Clinical Conference and Exhibition in Manchester (9-11 June 2023). The theme is ‘Contact Lens Education for the Practitioner of the Future’.

Key Features

  • Global participation by key opinion leaders in contact lens education and IACLE members
  • Focus on practical education in contact lens technology for today and the future
  • Hands-on, topical workshops plus plenary sessions
  • Keynote speakers and discussions to support the future of contact lens education
  • Networking and social events, Welcome Reception, and prestigious Congress Dinner

Benefits to Delegates

In addition to providing exposure to the latest computer-based and handheld device teaching technology, the congress will bring together contact lens educators from all parts of the world – with varying degrees of experience and access to information and / or resources – to meet with key opinion leaders. Presenters will provide valuable information that delegates can apply today, next semester, and next year.

As well as the didactic and hands-on components of the program, delegates will network with other educators, professionals, and industry representatives to build long-lasting collaborations and friendships. They will return to their institutions to share their learnings with colleagues and students – the contact lens practitioners of the future.

Fees Waived for IACLE Members

The registration cost, including participation in the plenary and workshop sessions, hotel accommodation, lunch on all four days, gala dinner ticket and luxury coach travel to the BCLA in Manchester, will be covered for all registered IACLE members.

IACLE members will also receive an exclusive registration rate for the BCLA’s 2023 Clinical Conference & Exhibition (full registration rate is £750, and IACLE members pay £500). Registration for the BCLA opens in early 2023.

Registration is now closed.


Our aim is to harness expertise from a wide range of educational backgrounds to explore technologies and approaches that can be applied to contact lens education. The congress program will be available in the near future.


Monday 5 JuneTuesday 6 JuneWednesday 7 JuneThursday 8 June
Registration at 9amHands-on workshops:Hands-on workshops:Plenary session
Plenary session– Clinical– ClinicalIndustry presentations
Industry presentations– Classroom-based– Classroom-basedKeynote presentations
Keynote presentations– Hybrid design– Hybrid designTransport to BCLA in Manchester
Drinks receptionGala Dinner

Venues and Delegates

Conference Aston at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, will host the WC4 and will take full advantage of the exceptional clinical facilities. The university is located close to Birmingham city center with excellent accommodation and conference amenities on campus.

A Drinks Reception will be held on Monday 5 June at Conference Aston and the Gala Dinner takes place on Wednesday 7 June at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum.

We anticipate that approximately 120 delegates will attend, comprising IACLE members, Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators (AOCLE) and British Universities Committee of Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE) members, IACLE Executive Board/staff members and representatives from our Industry Partners.


Updates on WC4 are emailed to our members via e-newsletters. These are archived within the news menu on our website within the section Recent Member Newsletters.


All questions regarding registering for WC4 should be directed to IACLE Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Boshart at b.boshart@iacle.orgPlease note registration to attend this event has closed.

Proud Sponsors of the 4th IACLE World Congress on Contact Lens Education