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IACLE resources available to all during COVID-19 pandemic

IACLE makes resources available to all contact lens educators during COVID-19 pandemic

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) is offering all educators access to online resources for remote teaching during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The IACLE Case Reports Series is now in the ‘Free Resources’ area of the IACLE website It provides 23 illustrated, interactive case reports with multiple-choice questions, for non-members and members alike to share with their students. This resource is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and simplified Chinese.

The 2013 version of the IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC) comprises 10 modules in 55 parts in PowerPoint format and is also available under ‘Free Resources’ as a student aid.

The latest version of the course – ICLC2020 – will be launched next month and is among a wide range of online resources for IACLE members. The IACLE Education Team is currently developing a series of narrated PowerPoint lectures as additional support for its members worldwide.

IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo commented: ‘While many countries are facing a lockdown situation and most universities have closed already, it is important to ensure that the academic year is not wasted for our students. IACLE is making available some great online teaching resources for all educators to share with students in these unusual global circumstances.’

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For media enquiries please contact: 

Alison Ewbank 

Communications | International Association of Contact Lens Educators
International Association of Contact Lens Educators
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1. Access the IACLE Case Reports Series.

2. Access the 2013 version of the IACLE Contact Lens Course.

3. Information on all IACLE Programs and Resources

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


The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has more than 938 (as of December 2019) active members in 79 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, Gold Sponsor CooperVision, Silver Sponsor Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bronze Sponsor Bausch + Lomb and Donor Sponsor Euclid.