2022 Award Winners

IACLE is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards to recognize and reward achievement in contact lens education, and the 2022 IACLE Travel Award a member to attend a major international meeting.

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IACLE 2022 AGM

Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) will take place virtually on 12 noon (BST) on Tuesday 21 June 2022 via Zoom. Attending members will receive a Zoom link through email within 48 hours of the meeting.

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4th IACLE World Congress

We are pleased to announce that we are holding the 4th IACLE World Congress of Contact Lens Education, a global event dedicated to shaping the future training of contact lens professionals worldwide, next year hosted by Aston University in Birmingham, UK. The four-day congress will take place from 5-8 June 2023 and is timed to precede the British Contact Lens Association’s 2023 Clinical Conference & Exhibition (9-11 June).

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2022 IACLE Virtual Conference

Please save the date for our Virtual Conference taking place on Saturday 14 May from 12 noon - 3 pm UK (BST). The theme for the conference is ‘Make students practice ready’, featuring a range of speakers and topics, including assessing students’ skills, communicating with patients, and a panel discussion on establishing contact lens clinics at teaching institutions. 

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2022 IACLE Awards

Applications close on Monday 28 February at midnight (EST)

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) is offering educators worldwide the chance to become IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and travel to an 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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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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