Global Member Newsletter

New DLP released

September 2018 – special notice

IACLE’s Distance Learning Program (DLP) has been fully revised and updated by the IACLE Education Team in line with the New IACLE Contact Lens Course (New ICLC) and is now available exclusively to IACLE members via our website, www.iacle.org.

September 2018

 Register now for our New Distance Learning Program

IACLE’s Distance Learning Program (DLP) has been fully revised and updated by the IACLE Education Team in line with the New IACLE Contact Lens Course (New ICLC) and is now available exclusively to IACLE members via our website, www.iacle.org.

The New DLP is designed as a self-study aid for the New ICLC. 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

Members should submit a New DLP registration form to their local / regional IACLE office. Assignments and answer sheets can then be downloaded via the website under Member Login.

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 the New DLP here and download a sample assignment and registration form.