TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #23

Teach. Learn. Connect. in April

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

GLOBAL WEBINAR

‘Effect of water exposure on the contact lens storage case’ with Dr Memoona Arshad

Join Dr Memoona Arshad on Wednesday 20 April at 12 noon UK (BST) for a global webinar on ‘Effect of water exposure on the contact lens storage case’. 

Water exposure during contact lens wear can transfer pathogenic microorganisms to the eye and cause ocular complications. Dr Memoona Arshad and her co-authors determined that water exposure is prevalent among lens wearers and is independently associated with higher case contamination. In this webinar, she will discuss the findings of their study. The webinar will be introduced by IACLE Gold Sponsor, CooperVision, and chaired by IACLE Vice President Dr Shehzad Naroo

Members can watch live online via Zoom, and the event will be live streamed to our Facebook page for students to get involved. Please see Zoom details below.

20 April at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Memoona Arshad
Topic: Effect of water exposure on contact lens storage case
Meeting ID: 878 6469 2449
Password: 316549
Zoom link

Find out what time the webinar begins in your time zone


BCLA Webinar: Management of contact lens related keratitis

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) invites IACLE members to their member-only webinar on ‘Management of contact lens related keratitis’ with Indy Sian. 

The webinar will feature an overview of infectious and non-infectious contact lens related keratitis. Our understanding of prevention and prophylaxis of contact lens-related keratitis has been informed by several well designed prospective epidemiological studies describing incidence rates and risk factors and recent evidence for causative organisms, pathophysiology, and the differences between individuals. This talk aims to discuss the predisposing factors, investigations, and management of this condition.

Register for the webinar here


IACLETOP

Updated Distance Learning Program launching this month

The Distance Learning Program (DLP) is a great tool to test an educators’ contact lens knowledge and can be accessed via IACLETOP. The DLP is being reviewed and updated, and each phase will now link to learning outcomes to allow members to judge how their knowledge is progressing. 


CASE DISCUSSION IN APRIL

29 April at 3 pm India (GMT+5.5)
Topic: Case discussion: Managing keratoconus with contact lenses
PresentersMeena Kharat and Aparna Badri Narayanan


WEBINARS IN SPANISH

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information.

6 April at 1 pm Argentina (GMT-3)
Topic: The business in contact lens practice
Presenter: Hugo Farhat

13 April at 1 pm Argentina (GMT-3)
Topic: Presbyopia and contact lenses
Presenter: Patricia Magnelli

20 April at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Myopia control in Latin America
Presenter: Sergio Garcia

27 April at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Journal Club
Presenter: Orlando Neira


WEBINARS IN BAHASA

24 April at 11 am Jakarta (GMT+7)
Topic: Case Discussion on toric contact lenses
Presenter: Cheni Lee

If you have any queries, please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee.


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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #22

Teach. Learn. Connect. in March

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

GLOBAL

‘A review of contact lens dropouts’ with Andrew Pucker

Join Dr Andrew Pucker Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Research and Myopia Control at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, on Friday 18 March at 12 noon UK (GMT), for a global webinar on ‘A review of contact lens dropouts’. Dr Pucker has been the Principal Investigator of a National Eye Institute funded project related to myopia development, and he currently manages other funded projects related to refractive error, dry eye, and contact lenses.

Members can watch live online via Zoom, and the event will be live streamed to our Facebook page for students to get involved. Please see Zoom details below.

18 March at 12 noon UK
Presenter: Andrew Pucker
Topic: A review of contact lens dropouts
Meeting ID: 851 5631 1907
Password: 603723
Zoom link

Find out what time the webinar begins in your time zone


IACLETOP

Refresh your contact lens knowledge with the Case Report Series

Our interactive Case Report Series consists of 10 case series with 31 case reports designed to confirm your contact lens knowledge and understanding. Certificates are given upon completion, along with instant feedback. In addition, members who have a Student Area can selectively release any case reports to students to support their learning experience.

Access the Case Report Series via IACLETOP


JOURNAL CLUBS IN MARCH

English-speaking Journal Club

In March, FIACLEs Biman Das from Chandigarh University and Gaurav Bhardwaj from Amity University are hosting an English-speaking Journal Club to discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. Join the team on Friday 25 March at 3 pm India (GMT+5.5).

We encourage all members and Fellows to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite

Spanish-speaking Journal Club

Join Lifetime FIACLE Rolando Rojas on Wednesday 30 March at 11 am Peru (GMT-5) for the monthly Spanish-speaking Journal Club. 

If you would like to present in an upcoming Spanish Journal Club, please contact Willy Carrillo.


WEBINARS IN SPANISH

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information.

2 March at 10 am Mexico (GMT-6)
Topic: Collaborative optometry education in Latin America
Presenter: Efrain Castellanos

9 March at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic
: Semiology aimed especially at the papillary reaction
Presenter: Martha Marquez

16 March at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic
: New options for clinical measurement with slit lamps
Presenter: Ana Agudelo

23 March at 10 am Mexico (GMT-6)
Topic
: Ethical aspects of contact lens practice
Presenter: Jesus Espinoza


WEBINARS IN BAHASA

6 March at 11 am Jakarta (GMT+7)
Topic
: Contact lens practices in the new normal
Presenter: Dian Leila Sari

27 March at 11 am Jakarta (GMT+7)
Topic
: Dry eye and what to prescribe
Presenters: Mohammad Husein and Sylvianti Simanjuntak

If you have any queries, please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee.


WEBINAR IN CHINESE

8 March at 8 pm China (GMT+8)
Topic
: Clinical applications of scleral lenses
Presenters: Qu Xiaomei and Wang Haiying

If you have any queries, please contact China National Coordinator Qu Xiaomei.


COMMUNICATIONS

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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #21

Teach. Learn. Connect. in February

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

GLOBAL

Join our Presidential Address

On Wednesday 16 February at 12 noon UK, IACLE President Professor Philip Morgan is delivering a live Presidential Address to discuss the current challenges facing contact lens practice, including maximizing comfort, vision, and ocular health with our contact lens patients to optimize the wearer experience and minimize dropouts. 

Members can watch live online via Zoom, and the event will be live streamed to our Facebook page for students to get involved. Please see Zoom details below.

16 February at 12 noon UK
PresenterPhilip Morgan
Topic: Presidential Address – current challenges for contact lens practice
Meeting ID: 864 3177 8142
Password: 162937
Zoom link

Find out what time the Presidential Address starts in your time zone


IACLETOP

Congratulations to all who successfully passed the Fellowship Exam!

In November 2021, over 160 members, including Educator Members, Associate Members, and Industry Members, took the IACLE Fellowship Exam, with 39% of candidates successfully passing the exam. The exam was administered in a total of five languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Bahasa, and Korean. 

To support and prepare members sitting the exam, IACLE developed a designated area within IACLETOP where members could take part in monthly tutorials, discussion groups and mock exams. IACLE conducts the Fellowship Exam every two years, and members can sit the exam as many times as they wish. The next exam will take place in 2023. 

Apply for FIACLE status

A successful outcome of the Fellowship Exam qualifies members to apply to become a Fellow of IACLE (FIACLE), providing they have held IACLE membership for at least one year and meet the FIACLE terms and conditions and member guidelines. If you would like to apply for FIACLE status, please fill out the application form by Friday 25 February. The IACLE Board of Directors will review the applications, and approval of FIACLE status will be issued in March. 

Apply for FIACLE status here


JOURNAL CLUBS IN FEBRUARY

Spanish-speaking Journal Club

Join FIACLE María Victoria Báez from Bausch + Lomb on 23 February at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5) to discuss the paper ‘Small fiber neuropathy in the cornea of Covid-19 patients associated with the generation of ocular surface disease’. 

If you would like to present in an upcoming Spanish Journal Club, please contact Willy Carrillo.

English-speaking Journal Club

In February, Kunal Sharma and Sai Charan Labishetty are hosting an English-speaking Journal Club to discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. Join the team on 25 February at 3 pm India (GMT+5.5).

We encourage all members and Fellows to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite


WEBINARS IN SPANISH

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

2 February at 10 am Mexico (GMT-6)
Topic: Dry eye in contact lens wearers
Presenter: Jeannine Hernandez

9 February at 10 am Mexico (GMT-6)
Topic: High Dk/t soft contact lenses in high myopia
Presenter: Arturo Aguirre

16 February at 10 am Guatemala (GMT-6)
Topic: Proactivity from contact lens practitioners in contact lens fitting and visual health
Presenter: Aldo Ortiz


WEBINAR IN CHINESE

22 February at 8 pm China (GMT+8)
Topic: Contact lens care
Presenters: China National Coordinators Qu Xiaomei and Wang Haiying

If you have any queries, please contact Qu Xiaomei.


WEBINAR IN KOREAN

25 February at 11 am South Korea (GMT+9)
Topic: Essential condition for presbyopia correction
Presenters: Mi Sun Hwang and Korea National Coordinator Professor Kyounghee Park

If you have any queries, please contact Kyounghee Park.


WEBINAR IN BAHASA

27 February at 11 am Jakarta
Topic: Contact lens practice in the new normal
Presenter: Dian Leila Sari

If you have any queries, please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee


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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #20

Teach. Learn. Connect. in January

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

IACLETOP

Updates coming to IACLETOP in 2022

Members’ Area

We are redesigning the Members’ Area and adding multilingual features.

Student Trial Exam

The IACLE Education Team are reviewing the Student Trial Exam (STE) and adding new content. The review includes dividing the questions into key curriculum categories to align with those in the Fellowship Program. The team are also developing a Basic STE to allow educators to assess their students’ knowledge at the beginning of their learning experience. 

More details on using the STE with your students

Flashcards

Keep an eye out for more Flashcards to be added to IACLETOP this year. 


WEBINAR IN KOREAN

Join Korea National Coordinator Professor Kyounghee Park on Tuesday 25 January at 3 pm South Korea (GMT+9) to discuss ‘What are the effective methods of myopia control?’. 

If you have any queries, please contact Kyounghee Park.


COMMUNICATIONS

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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #19

Teach. Learn. Connect. in December

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

GLOBAL

Educating students about 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’. Professor Morgan is Head of Optometry and Director of Eurolens Research at the University of Manchester. IACLE Platinum Sponsor 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. Please see webinar details below.

8 December at 12 noon UK (GMT)
Presenter: Philip Morgan
Topic: Educating students about optimizing contact lens comfort
Meeting ID: 861 1389 2022
Password: 286115
Zoom link


IACLETOP

Did you Know?

We have a dedicated space on IACLETOP for our Research Update. Every month, IACLE Executive Manager of Educational Programs Nilesh Thite reviews the contact lens literature and compiles the most relevant papers for your quick reference. You can find all archived Research Updates on IACLETOP, along with a summary video of the issue produced by IACLE colleagues. 

Access the Research Update via IACLETOP


NATIONAL

Join Lifetime FIACLEs Yeshwant Saoji and Monica Chaudhry and FIACLE Preetam Kumar for a webinar on ‘Off-beat applications of soft contact lenses’ on Wednesday 8 December at 3 pm India (GMT+5.5).


WEBINARS IN SPANISH

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo on gcarrillo@outlook.com.pe for more information.

Join us on 15 December at 11 am Peru (GMT-5) for Journal Club. The team will discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all Fellows and members to participate in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Willy Carrillo on gcarrillo@outlook.com.pe.

Please see details below of additional Spanish-speaking webinars taking place in December.

1 December at 11 am Mexico (GMT-5)
Topic: Disinfecting solutions for soft contact lenses
Presenter: Ignacio Flores

8 December at 10 am Nicaragua (GMT-6)
Topic: Contact lens dry eye management
Presenter: Mileidys Dinarte


WEBINAR IN CHINESE

On Tuesday 14 December at 8 pm China (GMT+8), China National Coordinator Qu Xiaomei and Chen Zuo are hosting a webinar on ‘Clinical application of scleral lenses’. 

If you have any queries, please contact Qu Xiaomei.


WEBINAR IN KOREAN

Join Korea National Coordinator Professor Kyounghee Park on Wednesday 15 December at 6 pm South Korea (GMT+9) to discuss ‘Myopia management with soft contact lenses’. 

If you have any queries, please contact Kyounghee Park.


COMMUNICATIONS

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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #18

Teach. Learn. Connect. in November

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Please note that login details for every event are under IACLE Webinars through the IACLETOP Dashboard

GLOBAL

Are specialty contact lenses special?


Join IACLE Vice President Dr Shehzad Naroo and Lifetime FIACLE Dr Eef van der Worp on Wednesday 24 November at 12 noon UK time (GMT) to discuss ‘Are specialty lenses special?’. Shehzad is an Associate Professor at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. Eef served as the Head of the Contact Lens Department at Hogeschool van Utrecht in the Netherlands and currently runs a research and education consultancy, Eye-Contact-Lens, based in Amsterdam.  

We encourage educators to let their students know about this session that will be live streamed via our Facebook page on the day. 

24 November at 12 noon UK (GMT)
Presenters: Shehzad Naroo and Eef van der Worp
Topic: Are specialty lenses special?
Meeting ID: 830 7479 2174
Password: 209053
Zoom link


IACLETOP

Last minute Fellowship Exam essentials workshop

Tune into the final Fellowship Exam workshop on Tuesday 2 November at 11 am UK timeProfessor Craig Woods will guide members through the exam process and invite any questions you may have.

Catch up on previous sessions in English – Chinese – Bahasa – Spanish – Korean

Virtual Conference recordings now available on IACLETOP

We are pleased to announce that our full Virtual Conference, including the industry panel discussion, is now available to watch via IACLETOP. We thank our members for participating in this event and give special thanks to our sponsors for making the Virtual Conference and other IACLE activities possible. 

Access the recordings here


WEBINARS IN SPANISH

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

3 November at 12 noon Nicaragua (GMT-6)
Topic: The importance of fitting children with contact lenses
PresenterJose Lay

10 November at 11 am Ecuador (GMT-5)
Topic: Soft contact lenses for myopia control
PresenterFernando Rodriguez

17 November at 10 am Mexico (GMT-5)
Topic: Causes of visual health collapse
PresenterGuadalupe Duhart

24 November at 11 am Peru (GMT-5)
Topic: Journal Club to discuss recently published journals
PresenterRolando Rojas


WEBINAR IN CHINESE

On Tuesday 9 November at 8 pm China (GMT+8), Chen Zhi and IACLE China National Coordinators Qu Xiaomei and Wang Haiying are delivering a webinar on ‘Orthokeratology lens care’. 

If you have any queries, please contact Qu Xiaomei.


WEBINAR IN KOREAN

Join Korea National Coordinator Kyounghee Park on Wednesday 3 November at 6 pm South Korea (GMT+9) for a webinar on ‘Myopia management with soft contact lenses’. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kyounghee Park.


WEBINAR IN BAHASA

Lifetime FIACLE Dr Lucia Sutedja, Ophthalmologist at the Indonesian Contact Lens Foundation in Indonesia is hosting a webinar on ‘Myopia control and contact lenses’ on Sunday 21 November at 11 am Jakarta (GMT+7). 

If you have any queries, please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee.


COMMUNICATIONS

We would love to hear what you thought of our latest conference. If you have a spare moment, we would appreciate your feedback by filling out this short survey by Friday 5 November


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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #17

Teach. Learn. Connect. in October

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s new online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Please note that login details for every event are under IACLE Webinars through the IACLETOP Dashboard


GLOBAL

Register now for our Virtual Conference


Join us on Saturday 23 October from 12 noon – 3 pm UK time (BST) for our third global virtual conference themed ‘Education and Practice: All CLEAR’. The conference is based around the British Contact Lens Association’s (BCLA) Contact Lens Evidence-Based Academic Reports (CLEAR) initiative that launched in March 2021. The aim of CLEAR was to provide the latest research information across a wide range of contact lens-related topics for eye care professionals and educators. Several authors involved in writing the papers will speak on their areas of expertise at our Virtual Conference.

Find out what time the conference begins in your time zone

Register hereView the conference agenda

FELLOWSHIP EXAM WORKSHOP

The IACLE Education Team are holding monthly workshops to assist members who are sitting the Fellowship Exam on 12 November. The next session takes place on Tuesday 5 October at 11 am UK time (BST) to discuss a revision plan. We encourage all members sitting the exam to accept their invite to access the Fellowship Exam Area within IACLETOP to help you prepare as thoroughly as possible.

For more information on the Fellowship Exam and FIACLE status


IACLETOP

What can IACLETOP offer you?

IACLETOP is our online Learning Management System designed to support educators and their students. IACLETOP is IACLE’s central point to access our online resources and teaching materials, with access via the IACLETOP Login

Did you know?

The IACLE Education Team have developed a series of Flashcards, designed to support educators with practical classes. The Flashcards include easy to follow instructions for activities including contact lens application and removal and lens care. They are available as PDFs, as well as supporting presentations and interactive flipped classroom style materials. 

Access the Flashcards in: English – Chinese – Bahasa – Korean – Spanish


WEBINARS IN SPANISH

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

6 October at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Climate change and its harmful effect on eyes
Presenter: Sara Angulo

13 October at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: The new and most useful in Pentacam Tomography
Presenter: Carlos Alfonso

20 October at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: How to write a Case Report
Presenter: Sandra Ramirez

27 October at 11 am Peru (GMT-5)
Topic: Journal Club: A discussion on recently published articles
Presenter: TBC


NATIONAL

Prepare for the Fellowship Exam in Korean

On Friday 8 October at 7 pm South Korea (GMT+9) IACLE Korea National Coordinator Professor Kyounghee Park is hosting a webinar to help members prepare for the Fellowship Exam. The exam is taking place on Friday 12 November and we encourage all members who have registered for the exam to take part in this webinar to prepare as thoroughly as possible. 

If you have any queries, please contact Korea National Coordinator Kyounghee Park

Prepare for the Fellowship Exam in Chinese

IACLE China National Coordinators Qu Xiaomei and Wang Haiying and China Administrators Wang Cuiying and Xu Hai Peng are hosting a Chinese-speaking webinar to assist the members sitting the Fellowship Exam. Tune into the webinar on Tuesday 12 October at 8 pm China (GMT+8). 

If you have any queries, please contact China National Coordinator Qu Xiaomei.

Journal Club in October

This month, Gaurav Pandey Professional Services Executive at Bausch + Lomb and Puja Banerjee Optometrist at Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, India, are hosting Journal Club. The team will discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all members and Fellows to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite

Catch-up on last month’s Journal Club


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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #16

Teach. Learn. Connect. in September

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s new online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Please note that login details for every event are under IACLE Webinars through the IACLETOP Dashboard


GLOBAL

Join the President on Facebook live for a special announcement

On Thursday 2 September, IACLE President Professor Philip Morgan and newly elected Board Member Dr Byki Huntjens are hosting a Facebook live to announce the details of an exciting IACLE event coming up in the near future. Tune into our Facebook page at 12 noon UK time for the announcement!  Find out what time the announcement starts in your time zone


SEPTEMBER THEMED WEBINARS

‘Advanced instruments in contact lens practice’

Throughout August and September, IACLE is hosting a global webinar series themed ‘Advanced instruments in contact lens practice’. In September, Deborah Jones Clinical Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science and Clinical Scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo in Canada is hosting a webinar on ‘Biometry in myopia management’. Prasad Sawant Founder of Sawant Optometry Clinic in Dombivli, India, is hosting a webinar on the topic of ‘External ocular photography’. Please see full details of the webinars below. 

22 September at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Deborah Jones
Topic: Biometry in myopia management
Meeting ID: 830 4197 1186
Password: 700758

29 September at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter:
Prasad Sawant
Topic: External ocular photography
Meeting ID: 810 8321 8976
Password: 580636

Catch up on previous webinars in the series:

Assessment of tear film and ocular surface with Dr Keyur Patel

Measuring the anterior ocular surface with Dr Stefan Bandlitz


FELLOWSHIP EXAM WORKSHOP

The IACLE Education Team are holding monthly workshops to assist members who are sitting the Fellowship Exam on 12 November. The next session takes place on Tuesday 7 September at 11 am UK time (BST) where members can receive advice from a current FIACLE and chat with IACLE’s Vice President Dr Shehzad Naroo. We encourage all members sitting the exam to accept their invite to access the Fellowship Exam Area within IACLETOP to help you prepare as thoroughly as possible.

For more information on the Fellowship Exam and FIACLE status


IACLETOP

What can IACLETOP offer you?

IACLETOP is our online Learning Management System designed to support educators and their students. IACLETOP is IACLE’s central point to access our online resources and teaching materials, with access via the IACLETOP Login

Did you know?

The Regional Hubs are a language-specific community space to interact and engage with other IACLE members. The Hubs enable members to see who is online, meet and chat in the coffee room or organize a more formal meeting using the conference facility, start discussions to stimulate debate, share and seek advice from your colleagues and share and develop documents and teaching materials. 

To access the Regional Hubs, please register here.


WEBINARS IN SPANISH

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

1 September at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5) 
Topic: How to manage residual astigmatism in big diameter RGPs
PresenterHector Velazquez

8 September at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5) 
Topic: The essence of basics in contact lens practice
PresenterHector Paez

15 September at 1 pm Brazil (GMT-3) 
Topic: How to manage residual astigmatism in big diameter RGPs
PresenterSergey Cusato

22 September at 1 pm Argentina (GMT-3) 
Topic: Contact lens practice: Post pandemic
PresenterEduardo Elvira

29 September at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5) 
Topic: Keratoconus and contact lenses
PresenterCarolina Rodriguez


NATIONAL

Journal Club in September

This month, Maruee Pahuja and Kavitha Pallery are hosting Journal Club on Friday 17 September at 3 pm India (GMT+5.5). The team will discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all members and Fellows of IACLE to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite.


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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #15

Teach. Learn. Connect. in August

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s new online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Please note that login details for every event are under IACLE Webinars through the IACLETOP Dashboard


GLOBAL

‘Advanced instruments in contact lens practice’

Throughout July, IACLE is hosting four global webinars themed ‘Grow your contact lens practice’. Brian Tompkins kick starts the series with ‘Business aspects of contact lens practice’ on Tuesday 7 July at 12 noon UK time (BST). Please see the full schedule below.

Throughout August and September, IACLE is hosting a global webinar series themed ‘Advanced instruments in contact lens practice’. Dr Keyur Patel begins the series with a talk on ‘Assessment of tear film and ocular surface’ on Wednesday 11 August at 12 noon UK time (BST). Details for the two August webinars in the series are shown below.

11 August at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Keyur Patel
Topic: Assessment of tear film and ocular surface
Meeting ID: 844 0877 5346
Password: 449316

25 August at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Stefan Bandlitz
Topic: Measuring the anterior ocular surface
Meeting ID: 898 6257 5776
Password: 012618

View the full webinar schedule in IACLETOP


FELLOWSHIP EXAM WORKSHOP

The IACLE Education Team are holding monthly workshops to assist members who are sitting the Fellowship Exam on 12 November. The next session takes place on Tuesday 3 August at 11 am UK time (BST). Professor Craig Woods will review the Distance Learning Program (DLP) – a self-study phased program to help members prepare for the Fellowship Exam – and answer any questions you may have. Catch up on previous workshops in the Fellowship Exam Area in IACLETOP

To register for the exam, please contact your IACLE Representative.

For more information on the Fellowship Exam and FIACLE status

IACLETOP

What can IACLETOP offer you?

IACLETOP is our online Learning Management System designed to support educators and their students. IACLETOP is IACLE’s central point to access our online resources and teaching materials, with access via the IACLETOP Login

New this month

The Student Area designed for educators to offer their students a unique teaching space for learning and assessment opportunities is now available in French. The area provides access to the Student Trial Exam, online classrooms, and a space to develop your own teaching material. 

For more information on the Student Area


SPANISH-SPEAKING WEBINARS IN AUGUST

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

4 August at 11 am Mexico (GMT-5)
Topic: Contact lens practice in a community care model
Presenter: Rube Orduña

11 August at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Algorithm for keratoconus
Presenter: Ricardo Ruiz


NATIONAL

Journal Club in June

This month, Phani Krishna and Shivanand Hadimani are hosting Journal Club on Friday 20 August at 3 pm India time (GMT+5.5). The team will discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all members and Fellows of IACLE to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite.

Webinar in Chinese

On Tuesday 10 August at 8 pm China time (GMT+8), Wang Zhao and China National Coordinators Qu Xiaomei and Wang Haiying are hosting a webinar on the topic of ‘Contact lens designs and myopia control’. Please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee for more information.  

Webinar in Bahasa

Abdul Halim is hosting a Bahasa-speaking webinar on Sunday 8 August at 10.30 am Jakarta (GMT+7) on ‘Contact lens practice – the perfect fit of silicone hydrogels’. Please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee for more information. 


COMMUNICATIONS

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TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #14

Teach. Learn. Connect. in July

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s new online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Please note that login details for every event are under IACLE Webinars through the IACLETOP Dashboard


GLOBAL

‘Grow your contact lens practice’

Throughout July, IACLE is hosting four global webinars themed ‘Grow your contact lens practice’. Brian Tompkins kick starts the series with ‘Business aspects of contact lens practice’ on Tuesday 7 July at 12 noon UK time (BST). Please see the full schedule below.

7 July at 12 noon UK time (BST)
PresenterBrain Tompkins
Topic: Business aspects of contact lens practice
Meeting ID: 851 1760 1092
Password: 814624

14 July at 12 noon UK time (BST)
PresenterRakesh Kapoor
Topic: Aftercare visits: Why, when, and how?
Meeting ID: 815 3604 6853
Password: 276662

21 July at 12 noon UK time (BST)
PresenterNick Howard
Topic: Maximize your potential with soft contact lenses
Meeting ID: 897 3586 3184
Password: 675283

28 July at 12 noon UK time (BST)
PresenterCaroline Christie
Topic: Managing presbyopia with soft contact lenses
Meeting ID: 818 0689 3310
Password: 314819

View the full webinar schedule in IACLETOP


IACLETOP

What can IACLETOP offer you?

IACLETOP is our online Learning Management System designed to support educators and their students. IACLETOP is IACLE’s central point to access our online resources and teaching materials, with access via the IACLETOP Login

NEW this month

The Education Team have developed ‘how to’ videos to visually demonstrate how to use certain aspects of IACLETOP. These are available to view through YouTube and the IACLE website.

Watch a video on how to login, how to modify the Dashboard and how to access the IACLE Library

Did you know?

The IACLE Library, designed for members to gain access to images and videos from other IACLE colleagues, is growing. FIACLE Prasad Sawant from Sawant Optometry Clinic in Dombivli, India, kindly donated 50 images to the IACLE Library that is  designed for members

Access the 2021 Prasad Sawant Image Collection

The ICLC2020 is periodically updated for key changes. The Chinese and Korean versions have recently had significant upgrades. 

Access the ICLC2020 via IACLETOP

Coming up…

The IACLETOP Education Team are currently developing regional hubs within IACLETOP to enable members to easily communicate with their peers, launching soon. The idea of the hubs is to allow members to assist one another whilst using the resources within the portal. Each regional hub will be accessible in core languages. 


SPANISH-SPEAKING WEBINARS IN JULY

Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

7 July at 11.00 am (GMT-5)
Topic: Challenges to assess GP contact lens fitting
Presenter: Oscar Rodriguez

14 July at 11.00 am (GMT-5)
Topic: Care and maintenance for prosthetics
Presenter: Alvaro Madrid

21 July at 11.00 am (GMT-5)
Topic: Digital transformation and marketing applied to contact lenses, how far can we go? 
Presenter: Javier Villanueva

21 July at 7.00 pm (GMT-5)
Topic: Contact lens business
Presenter: Guillermo Carrillo


NATIONAL

Journal Club in June

This month, Mahesh Ramar and Supriya Patil are hosting Journal Club on Friday 23 July at 3.00 pm India (GMT+5.5). The team will discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all members and Fellows of IACLE to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite

Webinar in Bahasa

On Sunday 4 July at 11.00 am Jakarta (GMT+7), Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee is hosting a webinar on ‘The importance of lens care’. Please contact Cheni for more information. 


COMMUNICATIONS

To keep up-to-date with our latest news and webinar reminders, follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.


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