IACLE Congresses

IACLE has conducted three prestigious World Congresses and one Regional Congress on Contact Lens Education, bringing members together to discuss the latest developments in teaching and technology worldwide.

The IACLE Regional Congress was held at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad India in 2017

2017 Regional Congress… read more

The Third IACLE World Congress, ‘Shaping the Future of Contact Lens Education’, was hosted by The University of Manchester in 2015.

2015 Third IACLE World Congress… read more

The 1994 and 2000 Congresses were held at the Centre for Contact Lens Research and School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

2000 Second IACLE World Congress…. view the brochure

1994 First IACLE World Congress….read the report


Feedback from our members:

WC3 have marked a breaking point on my thinking about education. I have learnt that the main role of an educator is to facilitate learning and must able to use all educational tools available, such technology tools. Meaningful learning is the goal. Now, I am working on tailoring a course to be delivered through Nearpod and measure impact over students. I have met other educators in my institution to share this information and to apply apps like Nearpod or Socrative. The impact has been very good and the group have a lot of curiosity on continuous working on this.

Rolando Rojas, Escuela Superior de Optica y Optometria, Peru

I gained a lot from the meeting. I am very grateful to IACLE for this opportunity. First, I learned many new methods in teaching, such as how to use smart tools, inspire students and adopt blended learning approaches. Second, through the three contact lens companies that presented, I know more about the contact lens market, new products and new technologies. I’m looking forward to the future development of optical technology. Finally, I met many new friends from other countries.

Tang Ping, Tongren Hospital, Beijing, China

I must say the meeting exceeded my expectations. I was thrilled with the personal learning outcomes I obtained.

Craig Woods, Deakin University, Australia