IACLE Industry Informer January 2018

 January 2018

2018 IACLE Awards winners to attend events in USA

Six contact lens educators from around the world will be attending major meetings in the US city of San Antonio, Texas, this year, as winners of the 2018 International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) Awards.

The IACLE Travel Awards, offered for the first time in 2013, are bursaries of up to US$3,000 enabling IACLE Educator Members to attend international meetings. The IACLE Travel Awards are supported by all the sponsors of IACLE (Alcon, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bausch + Lomb and Euclid).

This year there will be three IACLE Travel Awards and recipients will attend either the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Academy 2018 (one award) in November 2018 in San Antonio, or the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators’ AOCLE Annual Workshop (two awards) which is also taking place in San Antonio, in Spring 2018. The latter awards are additionally supported by the AOCLE.

Academy 2018 will be held at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center from 7-10 November. The AOCLE meeting – sharing new teaching modalities in the field of cornea and contact lenses – runs at the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry from 31 May – 3 June 2018.

The 2016 IACLE Travel Award winner was Dr Eman Alzghoul from Jordan University of Science and Technology, who attended the Academy 2016 meeting in Anaheim, California. She commented: ‘The award has been the biggest opportunity I’ve had since I started teaching and practicing contact lenses. Thanks to this opportunity, my experience, knowledge and confidence increased incredibly.’

IACLE is also offering educators the chance to become IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and travel to Academy 2018. IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year will be awarded to three individuals, one from each of IACLE’s three global regions:

– Asia Pacific
– Europe / Africa – Middle East
– Americas

These awards recognise and reward achievements in contact lens education worldwide, and are sponsored by CooperVision. The winners will each receive a bursary of up to US$3,000 towards the cost of attending Academy 2018 and permission to use the title 2018 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year for their region. 

The IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards are open to all IACLE Educator and Associate members from any country, with preference given to members who are active FIACLEs (Fellows of IACLE) or have attempted the IACLE Fellowship Exam.

Commenting on his experience of winning 2017 IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year, Professor Jan Bergmanson of the University of Houston, Texas said: ‘This is a great honor and means a lot to me. To be recognized with this award, among such a large pool of potential candidates, is significant to me.’

IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo encouraged all IACLE members to consider entering the 2018 awards. ‘This year we’ll be offering a total of six IACLE Awards and the opportunity for members to attend two major meetings in North America. We are grateful to all our sponsors for their support, to CooperVision for continuing to sponsor the Educator Awards, and to AOCLE for supporting two Travel Awards.’

The deadline for entries for the 2018 awards is midnight (EST) on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Entries should be submitted using the application forms at www.iacle.org (Awards).

PICTURE CAPTIONS

IACLE Travel Award recipient Dr Eman Alzghoul, from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, receives her certificate from IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo at the Academy 2016 meeting in Anaheim, California

Dr Gary Orsborn (left), CooperVision’s Vice President, Global Professional and Clinical Affairs, and IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo (right) pictured with 2017 IACLE Awards winners (l-r) Professor Jan Bergmanson, Kristina Mihić and Dr Yazan Gammoh, who received their certificates at the 40th British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference

Click here for full details of the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards.

Click here to find out more about the IACLE Travel Awards. 

Information on all IACLE activities and membership benefits is available at www.iacle.org.

ABOUT IACLE

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has 826 active members in 70 countries and welcomes contact lens educators from all eye care professions and related disciplines. IACLE is dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education and promoting the safe use of contact lenses worldwide. It is the leading provider of educational and information resources essential to contact lens educators. IACLE is supported by leading global contact lens manufacturers: platinum sponsor Alcon, silver sponsors CooperVision and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, bronze sponsor Bausch + Lomb and donor sponsor Euclid.

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2018 IACLE Awards winners to attend events in USA

Six contact lens educators from around the world will be attending major meetings in the US city of San Antonio, Texas, this year, as winners of the 2018 IACLE Awards.

The IACLE Travel Awards, offered for the first time in 2013, are bursaries of up to US$3,000 enabling IACLE Educator Members to attend international meetings. The IACLE Travel Awards are supported by all the sponsors of IACLE (Alcon, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bausch + Lomb and Euclid).

This year there will be three IACLE Travel Awards and recipients will attend either the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, Academy 2018 (one award) in November 2018 in San Antonio, or the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators’ AOCLE Annual Workshop (two awards) which is also taking place in San Antonio, in Spring 2018. The latter awards are additionally supported by the AOCLE.

Academy 2018 will be held at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center from 7-10 November. The AOCLE meeting – sharing new teaching modalities in the field of cornea and contact lenses – runs at the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry from 31 May – 3 June 2018.


The 2016 IACLE Travel Award winner was Dr Eman Alzghoul from Jordan University of Science and Technology, who attended the Academy 2016 meeting in Anaheim, California. She commented: ‘The award has been the biggest opportunity I’ve had since I started teaching and practicing contact lenses. Thanks to this opportunity, my experience, knowledge and confidence increased incredibly.’

IACLE is also offering educators the chance to become IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and travel to Academy 2018. IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year will be awarded to three individuals, one from each of IACLE’s three global regions: 

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe / Africa – Middle East
  • Americas

These awards recognise and reward achievements in contact lens education worldwide, and are sponsored by CooperVision. The winners will each receive a bursary of up to US$3,000 towards the cost of attending Academy 2018 and permission to use the title 2018 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year for their region. 

The IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards are open to all IACLE members from any country, with preference given to members who are active FIACLEs (Fellows of IACLE) or have attempted the IACLE Fellowship Exam.

Commenting on his experience of winning 2017 IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year, Professor Jan Bergmanson of the University of Houston, Texas said: ‘This is a great honor and means a lot to me. To be recognized with this award, among such a large pool of potential candidates, is significant to me.’

IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo encouraged all IACLE members to consider entering the 2018 awards. ‘This year we’ll be offering a total of six IACLE Awards and the opportunity for members to attend two major meetings in North America. We are grateful to all our sponsors for their support, to CooperVision for continuing to sponsor the Educator Awards, and to AOCLE for supporting two Travel Awards.’

The deadline for entries for the 2018 awards is midnight (EST) on Wednesday 31 January 2018. Entries should be submitted using the application forms at www.iacle.org (Awards). 

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PICTURE CAPTIONS

IACLE Travel Award recipient Dr Eman Alzghoul, from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, receives her certificate from IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo at the Academy 2016 meeting in Anaheim, California

Dr Gary Orsborn (left), CooperVision’s Vice President, Global Professional and Clinical Affairs, and IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo (right) pictured with 2017 IACLE Awards winners (l-r) Professor Jan Bergmanson, Kristina Mihić and Dr Yazan Gammoh, who received their certificates at the 40th British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference

For media enquiries please contact: 

Alison Ewbank 

Public Relations | International Association of Contact Lens Educators
International Association of Contact Lens Educators
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NOTES FOR EDITORS 

1. Click here for full details of the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards and here for a full list of previous recipients. 

2. Click here to find out more about the IACLE Travel Awards. 

3. Read more about the 2017 IACLE Award winners here.

4. Dr Shehzad Naroo is Reader at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. 

5. Information on all IACLE activities and membership benefits is available at www.iacle.org. 

6. Details of Academy 2018 here and the AOCLE Annual Workshop here.

ABOUT IACLE

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has 826 active members in 70 countries and welcomes contact lens educators from all eye care professions and related disciplines. IACLE is dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education and promoting the safe use of contact lenses worldwide. It is the leading provider of educational and information resources essential to contact lens educators. IACLE is supported by leading global contact lens manufacturers: platinum sponsor Alcon, silver sponsors CooperVision and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, bronze sponsor Bausch + Lomb and donor sponsor Euclid. 

2017 Press

Fall 2017 AOCLE newsletter #46 IACLE Congress in India and B+L bronze sponsorship

The Indian Optician Sept-Oct 2017 – IACLE Congress on Contact Lens Education

The Indian Optician Sept-Oct 2017 – IACLE welcomes B+L as Bronze Sponsor

The Indian Optician Sept-Oct 2017 – IACLE presents Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Congress

EyeLine Magazine (Dutch) – Bausch + Lomb renews sponsorship of IACLE at Bronze Level

Optician 6 October 2017 – 2017 Congress on Contact Lens Education, Hyderabad India

Contact Lens Spectrum, Volume: 32, Issue: October 2017 – 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Contact Lens Inside October 2017 (Dutch) – 2017 Congress on Contact Lends Education, Hyderabad India

Vision Plus 28 September 2017 – 2017 Congress on Contact Lens Education, Hyderabad India

Optometry Today 27 September 2017 – 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Optometry Australia 17 September 2017 – Contact lens educators pay tribute to Sweeney

OPCHAT September 2017 – IACLE presents Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Congress on Contact Lens Education

Contact Lens Today 16 April 2017 – 2017 IACLE Awards

Optometry Today 7 April 2017 – 2017 IACLE Awards

Optometric Management 1 April 2017 – IACLE 2017 Congress

The Indian Optician – April 2017 – page 54 (56-57 via search menu) 2016 IACLE Award Winners

Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia 28 March 2017 – IACLE/BUCCLE Education Day

Contact Lenses Today 26 March 2017 – IACLE / BUCCLE 2017 Education Day

Vision Plus India 21 March 2017 – 2017 IACLE Congress

Contact Lenses Today 19 March 2017 – IACLE to hold 2017 Congress on Contact Lens Education

Global Contact 15 March 2017 – 2017 IACLE Congress

Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia 27 Jan 2017 – IACLE and BCLA launch monthly Research Update

MiVision 16 January 2017 – 2017 IACLE Awards

Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia 8 January 2017 – 2017 IACLE Awards

BCLA website –  Search Begins for 2017 IACLE Award Winners

2016 Press News

OpChat December 2016 – Search begins for 2017 IACLE Award Winners

Optician 22nd December 2016 – IACLE Awards in 2017

Global Contact 20th December 2016 – IACLE searches winners in 2017

Vision Plus blog – Know More About Toric Soft Contact Lens – IACLE’s Shehzad Naroo and Nilesh Thite credited

BCLA Update 14th December 2016 – Top global award for BCLA Academic Committee chair

Unviversidad de La Salle Newsletter 7th December 2016 – IACLE Latin America Educator of the Year

Jordan University of Technology and Science – IACLE 2016 Awards

Global Contact 2nd December 2016 – IACLE 2016 Awards

Optometry Today 1st December 2016 – IACLE 2016 Awards

AOCLE Fall Newsletter 2016 page 7 – Update on IACLE’s activities

I-site newsletter – October 2016 – New ICLC myopia modules

Optician – 7 September 2016 – IACLE adds Salazar image collection to online resources

Pressian.com – 31 August 2016 – Report on success of Korean students in IACLE STE

Optometry Today – March 2016 – IACLE award – ‘Contact Lens Educator of the Year’

Primary Health Net – March 2016 – IACLE announces 2016 award winners

Eyezone #66 March – April 2016 – IACLE members’ meeting at JOPAL Conference, Jordan

News Magazine dell’Ottica e dell’Optometria – March 2016 – Introducing IACLE

Contact Lens Spectrum – March 2016 IACLE welcomes new Fellows 

Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia – February 2016 IACLE newsletter 

India Vision Institute – February – 216 IACLE to welcome new Fellows from around the world

Primary Health Net – February 2016 – IACLE to welcome new Fellows from around the world 

India Vision Institute – February 2016 – IACLE to welcome new Fellows from around the world

fn eye focus (Korean press) – IACLE Educators’ meeting and Train-the-Train program in Korea 

Archived Meeting Reports

2012

October – Members’ meeting and Train-the-Trainer program in China

July – Train-the-Trainer in Mexico

May – members’ meeting and Train-theTrainer programs in Kolkata and Delhi

May – Europe members’ meeting, Birminghmad UK

April – Members’ Meeting in Brazil and Train-the-Trainer program in Argentina 

 

2011

June – Educators’ meeting and Train-the-Trainer program for members in Mumbai 

June – Educators’ meeting and Train-the-Trainer program for members in Nanjing China

 

2010

November – Educators’ meeting and Train-the-Train program for members in China

September – Educator’s meeeting and Train-the-Trainer program for members in Korea

 

While IACLE aims to provde a complete archive listing of meetings and events not all reports are isted above.

 

2014 Features

Contact Lenses Today – IACLE Feature September 2014

EyeZone Vol 10 issue 54  March / April 2014IACLE feature

Global Contact – European Industry News – IACLE feature

Optyka 2 (27) 2014 – Polish – IACLE feature

Insight – March 2014 – IACLE feature

Vision y Optica – Spanish – IACLE feature

Gaceta – Vocalias del CGCOO – Vocalia de Contactologia y Cirugia Refractive – Abril 2014 No. 491 – Spanish – IACLE feature

Вестник оптометрии, 2014, №1 – Russian – IACLE feature

The Indian Optician – January-February 2014 – India – IACLE feature

Imagen Optica – VOL. 16 ENE-FEB – Mexico 2014 – IACLE feature

Optician – 10th January 2014 – IACLE feature

2015 News

Contact Lens & Anterior Eye – December 2015 Obituary: Brien Anthony Holden (1942–2015) by Lewis Williams 

Contact Lens Spectrum – December 2015 IACLE launches 2016 Awards for CL educators 

Optician – 26th November 2015 IACLE launches educator of the year awards 

Optometry & Vision Science – November 2015 Professional Involvement in Contact Lens Fitting and Supply: Worldwide Call 

European Academy of Optometry and Optics – November 2015 IACLE launches 2016 awards for achievements in contact lens teaching 

Contact Lens Spectrum – October 2015 Third IACLE World Congress feature 

Insight (Australia) – September 2015 IACLE calls for trained practitioners to provide lenses in all countries 

Optometry & Vision Science – August 2016 Academy Fellow and Diplomate Receives First IACLE Lifetime Achievement Award

Contact Lenses Today – 20th September 2015 Position Statement on Contact lens Fitting and Supply

Optometry Today – 18th September 2015 Position Statement on Contact Lens Fitting and Supply

Optician – 14th September Position Statement on Contact Lens Fitting and Supply

Vision Plus Magazine – September 15 New IACLE Contact Lens Course

Global Contact – 17th August 2015 – New IACLE Contact Lens Course

Contact Lenses Today – 23rd August 2015 – New IACLE Contact Lens Course

Optician – 20th August 2015 – New IACLE Contact Lens Course

The Indian Optician – July – August 2015 Third IACLE World Congress feature

Optyka 4 2015 – Third IACLE World Congress feature

Optician – June 2015 Third IACLE World Congress feature

The Indian Optician – May – June 2015 IACLE Educator of the Year Award recipients and Third IACLE World Congress

The Indian Optician – May – June 2015 Monica Chaudhry IACLE’s 2015 Asia Pacific Educator of the Year Award recipient

Contact Lenses Today – May 2015 IACLE’s 2015 Contact Lens Educators of the Year

British Contact Lens Association – May 2015 International contact lens educators honoured

Optician – April 2015 IACLE names education award winners

Optometry Today – April 2015 Worldwide contact lens educators named

Optometry Today – April 2015 IACLE confirms record membership

Contact Lenses Today – IACLE Publishes World Congress Agenda

Contact Lens Spectrum – February 2015 IACLE launches 2015 Awards

Contact Lenses Today – February 2015 IACLE opens applications for 2015 Awards

Optometry & Vision Science – February 2015. Third IACLE World Congress on Contact Lens Education

Insight, Australia – January 2015. IACLE to hold World Congress on CL Education in May

European Academy of Optometry and Optics – January 2015. IACLE launches 2015 awards for achievements in contact lens teaching

EyeZone, Middle East – January 2015. IACLE launches 2015 awards for achievements in contact lens teaching

British Contact Lens Association – January 2015. BCLA supports IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards

Contact Lens Spectrum – January 2015. IACLE announces Third World Congress

2009 – 2014 News

Contact Lenses Today – December 2014. IACLE announces World Congress 

European Academy of Optometry and Optics – December 2014. IACLE announces World Congress to shape the future of contact lens education 

Optometry Today – December 2014. Third CL Congress confirmed

Optician – December 2014. Manchester to host IACLE congress 

Optician – October 2014. Optician calls out to educators  

British Contact Lens Association – December 2014. 3rd IACLE congress timed to precede #BCLA2015

Optometric Association of the Philippines – IACLE Advance Contact Lens Fitting Workshop

European Academy of Optometry and Optics – October 2014. Join IACLE now and take fast track to Fellowship

Contact Lens Spectrum – July 2014. IACLE names Contact Lens Educators of the Year

Contact Lens Inside – June 2017 (English version) – New FIACLEs in the Netherlands (Dutch)

Optician – June 2014. IACLE honours contact lens professionals at BCLA 

British Contact Lens Association – June 2014. BCLA congratulates IACLE awards winners 

World Council of Optometry – May 2014. IACLE announces first Contact Lens Educators of the Year

Optician – May 2014. Honours for top educators at IACLE 

Franja – April 2014. IACLE recibe nuevos fellows de todo el mundo 

Contact Lenses Today – March 2014. IACLE announces new awards program  

Vision Monday – February 2014.  CooperVision and British Contact Lens Association to Sponsor First Annual IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards 

Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia – February 2014. IACLE launches awards for achievements in contact lens teaching  

Insight – February 2014. CooperVision sponsors first IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year awards

British Contact Lens Association – February 2014. BCLA supports new contact lens teaching awards scheme

Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg – February 2014. CooperVision sponsors first IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year awards

2013

Contact Lens Inside (Dutch) IACLE-meeting at Utrecht

Contact Lens Inside (Dutch) IACLE Accreditation Exam

2011

Contact Lens Inside (Dutch) IACLE meeting at BCLA conference

Contact Lens Inside (Dutch) IACLE and other international organizations

2009

Contact Lens Inside (Dutch) What is IACLE

Press

IACLE Press

For all media inquiries, please contact Bonnie Boshart: b.boshart@iacle.org.

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