Global Member Newsletter September 2020

IACLE has published full details of its first Virtual Conference, on Saturday 26 September, to bring the focus ‘Back to contact lenses’. The conference brochure includes abstracts and speaker profiles. Members can join this free half-day event via Zoom by registering through IACLETOP, with selected sessions available to watch through the IACLE Facebook page for non-members and students. Full recordings of the conference will be accessible on IACLETOP after the event has taken place.

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Special Notice – 2020 Virtual Conference

On Saturday 26 September, IACLE is hosting a virtual conference to ‘Bring the focus back to contact lenses’. There will be an industry panel discussion to update delegates on the current situation with COVID-19. The group will reflect on the impact to the industry since the start of the pandemic, how consumers have been affected and give their thoughts on how the next 6-9 months may play out.

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IACLE Virtual Conference

Join us for our half-day virtual conference in September  On Saturday 26 September, IACLE is hosting a virtual conference to ‘Bring the focus back to contact lenses’. There will be an industry panel discussion to update delegates on the current situation with COVID-19. The group will reflect on the impact to the industry since the start …

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Special Notice – Launch of Online STE

IACLE has launched an online version of its Student Trial Exam (STE) to support educators whose students are unable to attend their institutions in person or who want to assess students’ knowledge online.

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The TLC Initiative

IACLE has launched a new initiative to support its members, their students and the contact lens industry, and help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global contact lens education. The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is a new online education program and communications campaign that will supplement IACLE’s existing educational activities as the recovery from the pandemic continues.

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Contact lens practice in the COVID-19 scenario

More than 200 educators and students around the world joined our live webinar on ‘Contact lens practice in the COVID-19 scenario’ led by President Dr Shehzad Naroo and Vice President Professor Philip Morgan. In a first for IACLE's global events, the webinar was streamed live on Facebook. It's now available on our new teaching online platform, IACLETOP.

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‘The future of the contact lens industry rests in your hands’

The role of the educator is probably more important now than it's ever been at any stage in contact lens history,’ said coach and consultant Ian Davies, delivering the first in our new series of Tuesday lectures to members worldwide. A recording of Ian’s presentation on ‘The art of the virtual lecture’, is now available online.

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Special Notice – ICLC2020 Goes Live

IACLE has announced the completion of the latest version of our most valued and important resource, the IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC), which is used by our members in institutions worldwide. ICLC2020 has been fully revised and updated by the world’s leading authorities in contact lenses. The full course is now available exclusively to IACLE members and free of charge via Member Login.

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Special Notice – 2020 IACLE Award Winners

IACLE salutes its 2020 Award winners! Contact lens educators from six countries - India, Malaysia, South Africa, the US, UK and Venezuela - are celebrating their success in the 2020 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and IACLE Travel Awards. The meetings they will attend to receive their awards will be confirmed once COVID-19 restrictions allow.

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Special Notice – IACLE Live Lectures to Members Worldwide

IACLE members around the world are invited to take part in a series of live and recorded online lectures. The live narrated lectures from IACLE Executive Board members and staff will run daily at 12 noon London time from Monday 6 April to Thursday 9 April on the Zoom platform. Recorded versions will be available online.

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