IACLE has developed prestigious programs 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 AND
  • students studying contact lenses; our programs are delivered to students by our members

Programs offered to members and how to access them

Details of all the following programs are available by clicking on the links below. IACLE members become eligible to take part in these programs after joining our association.

The 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. 

Student Trial Exam

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

Fellow of IACLE

Recognition for accomplishments within the global field of contact lens education.

Fellowship Exam

An internationally recognized means of measuring an educator’s or eye care professional’s contact lens knowledge.

Train-the-Trainer Programs & Educator Meetings

Events for our educator members around the world

IACLE Awards

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


Online educational lectures and discussions broadcast live to institutions around the world. 

IACLE Country Representatives

Assist with carrying out IACLE’s goal of improving contact lens education on a local 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.