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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Special Notice – IACLE’s Online Resources for Remote Teaching

IACLE is offering all educators access to online resources for remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IACLE Case Reports Series is now under ‘Free Resources’ to share with students. The 2013 IACLE Contact Lens Course is also freely available as a student aid. The latest version of the course – ICLC2020 – will be available to members next month. IACLE is currently developing a series of narrated lectures as additional support for its members worldwide.

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Global Member Newsletter March 2020

Effects of coronavirus felt at institutions worldwide and Dutch Contact Lens Congress postponed. Universities around the world have been affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with institutions closed to students and relying on online education. The Nederlands Contactlens Congres, due to take place in Holland on 15-16 March, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for later this year.

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Effects of coronavirus felt at institutions worldwide and Dutch Contact Lens Congress postponed

Universities around the world have been affected by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with institutions closed to students and relying on online education. China National Coordinator Qu Xiaomei said the situation in China was improving, but schools were not open as normal and students were taking online classes at home. Universities in Korea and Italy are …

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Global Member Newsletter February 2020

It was an amazing trip with lots of learning and inspiration,’ says FIACLE Maheswari Srinivasan (pictured center) who attended the 2019 AOCLE Annual Workshop in the USA thanks to an IACLE Travel Award. The deadline for entries for the 2020 IACLE Travel Awards – and the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards, sponsored by CooperVision – is 28 February.

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