The New ICLC

The IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC) is the longest established, most popular and most important of IACLE’s teaching resources, and is used by its members in educational institutions worldwide.

As of 2015 the course has been fully revised and updated by the world’s leading authorities in contact lenses, to keep pace with developments in the contact lens field.

The New ICLC covers all aspects of contact lens education – from the anatomy of the cornea to the business of contact lens practice – in just six modules and 33 lectures in PowerPoint format. It provides educators with the materials needed to teach a high-quality contact lens course, and is also suitable for students and practitioners. 


 This course is available exclusively to members and is free of charge. If you would like access to the course and qualify to join IACLE, please apply for membership.


Free sample lecture from the New ICLC:

Click here to download sample lecture

Course Modules & Lectures

A. The Basics of Contact Lenses

A1    Anatomy and Physiology of the Anterior Eye
A2    History of Contact Lenses
A3    Optics of Contact Lenses
A4    Contact Lens Designs
A5    Contact Lens Fabrication
A6    Corneal Oxygenation in Contact Lens Wear

B. Contact Lens Fitting

B1    Examining the Prospective Contact Lens Patient
B2    Selecting Lens Type, Wear Mode and Replacement Rate
B3    Fitting Spherical GP Contact Lenses
B4    Fitting Spherical Soft Contact Lenses
B5    Correcting Astigmatism with Contact Lenses
B6    Fitting SiHy CLs
B7    The Dispensing Visit and After-Care
B8    Contact Lenses for Sports
B9    Presbyopic Contact Lens Options

C. Contact Lens Care

C1    Contact Lens Contamination
C2    CL Care and CL Care Products
C3    Rigid CL Care
C4    Hydrogel and Silicone Hydrogel CL Care

D. Complications

D1    Defending the Ocular Surface in Contact Lens Wear
D2    Rigid Contact Lens Complications
D3    Soft Contact Lens Complications
D4    Dry Eye and Contact Lenses – coming soon

E. Advanced Contact Lens Practice

E1    Children and Contact Lenses
E2    Fitting Scleral and Mini-Scleral Contact Lenses
E3    Myopia Control and Orthokeratology
E4    Contact Lenses for Keratoconus
E5    Special Applications of Contact Lenses
E6    Advanced Clinical Techniques
E7    Business Aspects of Contact Lens Practice

F. Myopia and its Management

F1    Emmetropization in the Context of Myopia
F2    Methods of Controlling Myopia
F3    Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

Access the member login to download the New ICLC

Editors and acknowledgments click here

Course Content

Lectures:  A series of text, diagrammatic, picture, and/or video slides arranged logically to lead the ‘student’ (student, educator, or practitioner) to a greater understanding of the lecture topic by presenting the underlying principles sequentially. Most slides are accompanied by explanations and relevant references in PowerPoint’s Notes panel. In some lectures, Appendices that detail related but not necessarily mainstream information, are hot-linked within a slide. A related hot-link in the Appendix returns the user to the originating slide.


  • The PowerPoint format enables the educator to create a lecture, a whole subject, or a whole curriculum, easily and flexibly
  • Most educators will find that the New ICLC covers all aspects of the contact lens curriculum and more
  • Many presentations will be selected modules and lectures from the New ICLC as few contact lens courses can accommodate all the material it offers
  • Educators can select the topics required for course, institution, or country requirements. Enables the delivery of a contact lens course at a level appropriate to local needs
  • The use of an electronic format and a single source (IACLE) means that files can be updated or corrected relatively easily and frequently, all at no cost and minimal inconvenience to end users


Example Slides

Previous Formats

The original IACLE Contact Lens Course was available on DVD-ROM in English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Spanish and Bahasa.

IACLE has phased out the DVD and it is no longer for sale. However, copies may be archived in IACLE Resource Centres which are run by our members at various institutes worldwide. 

A print version (PDF) of the original course is offered to members via the Member Login of our website.

Translated versions of the original course modules and / or selections of PowerPoint slides are also available in the Member Login section in Korean (module 3 print format, plus selected PPT slides), German (selected PPT slides), Russian (selected PPT slides) and Portuguese (selected PPT slides).

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