Special Notice – 2020 / 2021 Activities Survey

Over the past year, we have changed our methods of delivering education in response to how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect our teaching. Please help us respond to our members needs by completing our survey and you can enter our prize draw for an Amazon voucher to the value of US$100.

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Vote now for IACLE’s Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that the vote for IACLE’s Board of Directors is now open and closes on Friday 28 May. Please note, this has been extended from the original date of 14 May. Please note, you must hold Full IACLE Membership to be eligible to vote. Your membership status will be verified before the vote is counted. Results from the election will be announced the week commencing 31 May.

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Special Notice – Final Call to Nominate

IACLE is pleased to announce that nominations for the Board of Directors are now open. We encourage all members to consider nominating themselves or an IACLE colleague to stand for election to the new Board. The appointed Board will serve a four-year term and will be elected by the Association’s membership.

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Special Notice – Fellowship Exam Registration is Open

IACLE is pleased to announce that registration for the Fellowship Exam is now open. The exam is the only internationally recognized means of measuring the contact lens knowledge of educators and eye-care professionals and assesses the level of knowledge by identifying strengths and weaknesses across all areas of contact lenses. The exam will be conducted on IACLETOP, where members can find the Fellowship Exam Area (once their payment for the exam is confirmed) and the Distance Learning Program that provides members with a systematic method of studying the modules of the IACLE Contact Lens Course. 

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Special Notice – IACLE 2021 Virtual Conference

‘Integrating research into education’ is the theme for IACLE’s second global Virtual Conference, taking place on Saturday 24 April from 12 noon until 3pm UK time (BST). International experts will share their knowledge and experiences on how to combine research and education to become a successful academic. Registration is open now

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Professor Luigina Sorbara Tribute

Dr Luigina (Gina) Sorbara passed away on 11 February after battling a long illness that she fought so hard to overcome. She has been a huge part of the IACLE family for many years and she influenced hundreds, if not thousands, of educators and eye care practitioners worldwide. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity – always sharing her time and resources with others.

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2021 IACLE Global Virtual Conference

Following our first-ever Virtual Conference’s success in September 2020, the IACLE Education Team is hosting a second global Virtual Conference on Saturday 24 April, starting at 12 noon (GMT), themed ‘Integrating research into education’. International experts will share their knowledge and experiences on how to combine research and education to become a successful academic.

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Special Notice – Final Call – IACLE Awards

IACLE is offering educators worldwide the chance to become IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and travel to a major international meeting providing COVID-19 restrictions allow. Please note, we will continue to monitor the situation and may need to postpone presentation of awards to 2022

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Special Notice – 2021 Educator of the Year Awards

ACLE is offering educators worldwide the chance to become IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and travel to a major international meeting providing COVID-19 restrictions allow. IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year will be awarded to three individuals, one from each of IACLE’s three global regions.

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