IACLE has developed prestigious programs for its members to maintain high standards of contact lens education around the world

IACLE runs a number of programs that have been developed to maintain the quality of contact lens teaching and increase the number of skilled contact lens practitioners worldwide.

Our programs are tailored for eye-care professionals who teach contact lens education which are available to members of IACLE.

Contact lens educators become eligible to take part in IACLE’s programs after joining our association. Details of the following programs are available by clicking on the links below:

IACLE Contact Lens Course (ICLC)

The contact lens educator’s must-have teaching resource, exclusive to IACLE members.

Distance Learning Program

A self-study program designed to improve educators’ knowledge about contact lenses.  Also, a tool used to prepare for the IACLE Fellowship Exam.

Student Trial Exam

A knowledge level test that assesses students’ contact lens knowledge. 

Fellowship Exam

An internationally recognized means of measuring an eye care professional’s contact lens knowledge. The exam is available to IACLE members only.

Fellow of IACLE

Recognition for accomplishments within the global field of contact lens education. FIACLEs are IACLE members – active membership and meeting all the conditions of FIACLE maintains FIACLE status.

Train-the-Trainer Programs & Educational Meetings

Events for our members around the world.

IACLE Awards

IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards, Travel Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize and reward contributions to contact lens education. 


Online educational lectures and discussions provided on a local, regional and globally level. 

Find out more about what IACLE can do for you

NOTE: the majority of our programs are provided free of charge. The programs we do charge for, we do not provide refunds for such as the Fellowship Exam.