Renew your 2022 IACLE membership now

Thank you to all our members who have renewed for 2022. We are looking forward to delivering more programs, resources and events your way!

Last year, we adjusted the membership renewal process to ensure exclusive access to full benefits for our paid-up members. IACLE membership runs on an annual cycle and expires at the end of the calendar year. 

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Happy Holidays

IACLE offices will be closed from 24 December 2021 and will reopen on 3 January 2022. From all at IACLE we wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy holiday season. We thank our sponsors and members for their continued support. We look forward to working with you in 2022.

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Optimizing Contact Lens Comfort

Join IACLE President Professor Philip Morgan on Wednesday 8 December at 12 noon UK (GMT) to discuss ‘Educating students about optimizing contact lens comfort’. Alcon will introduce the webinar. We encourage all educators to let their students know about this session that will be live streamed to our Facebook page on the day.

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Success in challenging Times

Contact lens educators worldwide are benefitting from IACLE’s move to a more virtual presence to support members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This strategic shift in IACLE activity responded to the increase in online education worldwide from the start of the pandemic in the early stages of 2020. 

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Virtual Conference Recordings

We are pleased to announce that our full Virtual Conference, including the industry panel discussion, is now available to watch via IACLETOP. Over 100 participants watched live online as IACLE’s Board, representatives from IACLE sponsors, and authors involved in writing the British Contact Lens Association’s (BCLA) Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Report (CLEAR) Initiative shared their knowledge on their areas of expertise (23 October). 

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Special Notice – Final Call to Register!

There is still time to register for our third global Virtual Conference themed ‘Education and Practice: All CLEAR’, taking place this Saturday 23 October from 12 noon – 3 pm UK time (BST). The conference focuses on the British Contact Lens Association’s (BCLA) Contact Lens Evidence-based Academic Reports (CLEAR) Initiative that provides the latest research information across a wide range of contact lens-related topics for eye care professionals and educators. The program features several authors involved in CLEAR. 

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Global Member Newsletter August 2021

We are conducting monthly virtual workshops for members who have registered for the Fellowship Exam, with the topic changing each month. The sessions will run up until the exam. In July’s session, Professor Craig Woods held a Q&A session and explained how to use discussions, announcements, and the chat feature. He also gave two examples of how cases would be displayed in the exam. The next session on 3 August will review the Distance Learning Program.

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Special Notice – New Regional Directors

We are pleased to announce that IACLE has three new Regional Directors to provide strategic advice and oversight for their regions. They are Dr Kah Ooi Tan for the Asia Pacific region, Professor Martín Edisson Giraldo Mendivelso for the Americas region and Dr Fabrizio Zeri for the EAME region. The IACLE Team are delighted to welcome the new Regional Directors to their roles and are excited to work alongside them in the coming years.

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Global Member Newsletter July 2021

We are conducting monthly virtual workshops for members who have registered for the Fellowship Exam, with the topic changing each month. The sessions will run up until the exam. In July’s session, Professor Craig Woods held a Q&A session and explained how to use discussions, announcements, and the chat feature. He also gave two examples of how cases would be displayed in the exam. The next session on 3 August will review the Distance Learning Program.

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