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New DLP released

September 2018

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) has fully revised and updated its Distance Learning Program (DLP) in line with the New IACLE Contact Lens Course (New ICLC). The program is now available exclusively to IACLE members via its website, www.iacle.org.

September 2018

IACLE releases New Distance Learning Program for contact lens educators

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) has fully revised and updated its Distance Learning Program (DLP) in line with the New IACLE Contact Lens Course (New ICLC). The program is now available exclusively to IACLE members via its website, www.iacle.org.

The New DLP is designed as a self-study aid for the New ICLC to assist educators with their teaching. The program guides members through the course module-by-module with an assignment of multiple-choice questions after each section submitted to IACLE for marking and feedback. 

The DLP is also an ideal way to prepare for the IACLE Fellowship Exam which next takes place in November 2019. On successful completion of the Fellowship Exam, members are eligible to apply for Fellow of IACLE (FIACLE) status.

The New DLP consists of 12 assignments in four phases based on the New ICLC modules, each requiring the completion of 2-4 assignments:

Phase 1: 2 assignments: Module A – Basics of Contact Lenses

Phase 2: 4 assignments: Module B – Contact Lens Fitting

Phase 3: 3 assignments: Module C – Contact Lens Care & Module D – Contact Lens Complications

Phase 4: 3 assignments: Module E – Advanced Contact Lens Practice

Director of Educational Programs Nilesh Thite welcomed the launch: ‘IACLE’s flagship program, the New ICLC, was the first step in revamping and updating IACLE resources and programs to meet the needs of today’s educators. The New DLP, a coordinated effort of our Education Team and Fellows of IACLE, aligns well with the New ICLC. Completing this program will help members stay abreast of current knowledge and prepare well for the forthcoming Fellowship Exam.’ 

The IACLE Education Team is Nilesh Thite, Director of Educational Development Dr Lewis Williams and Global Education Manager Lakshmi Shinde.

The following FIACLEs in India contributed significant new material: Ajay Shinde, Sankara College of Optometry; Rajeswari Mahadevan, Sankara Nethralaya Medical Research Foundation; Prema Chande, Lotus College of Optometry; Gauri Kunjeer Patel, Nagar School of Optometry; Anitha Arvind, Sankara College of Optometry; and Pancham Kulkarni, Lotus College of Optometry.

Find out more about IACLE’s New Distance Learning Program here.

ABOUT IACLE

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE currently has 839 (as of June 2018) active members in 76 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.