How to Renew / Make a Payment

Annual Invoice Cycle

Membership runs on an annual renewal cycle.

Renewal invoices are issued by email in December to all members and we request payment by the start of the new year.

When the annual membership fee is renewed membership subscription is classified as ‘active’ along with access codes to the member portal of our website. When membership has expired, a members’ access codes to the member portal on our website will not work.

Fellows of IACLE (FIACLE) Renewal – every 3 years

Fellow of IACLE (FIACLE) status must be renewed to be maintained.

Every three years a FIACLE is required to complete an online questionnaire declaring they meet the terms and conditions of the FIACLE program.

Renewing your FIACLE status is a compulsory part of the FIACLE program. If you do not renew your FIACLE status it will expire and you will not be eligible to use the title of ‘FIACLE’.

More information on our FIACLE program and to proceed to renewing FIACLE

How to Pay Your Annual Membership Fee

CREDIT CARD

Members are provided with an email containing a link to a secure site to pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). We use a Canadian e-commerce company called PSiGate who processes payments.

If you experience any problems paying, please contact your bank first as you may need to seek clearance for the transaction to be approved by your bank.

The following alternate payment methods are available – please note using any of these options require extra action

CASH

Can be made in person at your local IACLE office (please do NOT mail/post cash).

BANK TRANSFER (fee applies)

Some offices have a local bank account such as our offices in India, Korea and China. All other transfers must be sent to our head office account in Canada. Please note that IACLE is charged approximately $30 in bank fees on all wire transfers received in our Canadian bank account. Therefore, transferring funds to this account incurs a $30 fee on top of your invoice total.

Example – if your annual fee is $100, you are required to send $130 in total.  Sending just $100 via direct transfer will result in an insufficient amount being received by IACLE.

A payment description such as your first and last name must be provided and we also request an email be sent to us informing on the day the transaction was made and the amount sent. If we do not receive notice (email) or a name is not provided with the transaction we may not be able to assign the payment to a particular member and you will continue to receive invoice reminders.

Bank account details are available upon request: s.allen@iacle.org

CHEQUE

Made out: International Association of Contact Lens Educators

Sent to Bonnie Boshart at: 7PO Box 2946, Elora, ON N0B 1S0, Canada. 

Please notify us by email once you have posted your cheque, the amount and who the renewal is for.

Expired members wanting to reactivate their membership:

  • You must meet the membership criteria
  • Depending on how many years your membership has lapsed, an initial annual renewal covering a total of 2 years may be offered (if your annual fee is usually $60, you would pay $120 for the first year of reactivation and $60 for each year after that).  Please note this discount is usually a one-off and some cases may be handled differently

Donations

If you would like to mark our 40th anniversary by making an additional personal contribution towards IACLE, please add your donation to the cost of your membership renewal. We will use the additional funds to advance contact lens education globally. Donations are entirely voluntary. All donors will be acknowledged (name only) on our website, unless you advise us you would prefer to remain anonymous.

Refunds

IACLE does not provide refunds for change of mind or if a member chooses to cancel their membership and or participation in any of our paid programs (Fellowship Exam and Student Trial Exam).

Thank you to….

Henri Eek
Richard Weisbarth
Carol Lakkis
Elizabeth Chetty

and those who have requested to remain anonymous

Please adhere to the guidelines above.  Thank you for your cooperation!