IACLE Image Library

IACLE members have access to a growing range of images, videos and webinars. Available online via IACLETOP in the IACLETOP Library

The IACLETOP library contains resources developed by IACLE and other key stakeholder organizations as well as IACLE members. The resources in the library are for members to use to support their teaching and their students learning experiences.

Members can donate and share their own resources with other IACLE members. To access our library, first review the terms of use and copyright acknowledgement (on IACLETOP and below).

How to navigate the IACLETOP Library

The library is accessed from within the Members Area of IACLETOP. All resources can be searched by their title, date and selected key words in IACLETOP. To review what resources can be found in the library and their associated key words, refer to the key words list on IACLETOP.

How members can contribute to the IACLETOP library

All inquiries and donations, members are to contact IACLE’s Executive Manager of Educational Programs Nilesh Thite on n.thite@iacle.org.

More details on the images contained in the IACLETOP Library

IACLE Image Collections

From 2018, the IACLE Image Collection evolved into an annual series, consisting of a compilation of images donated by our members towards IACLE’s Image of the Month initiative. IACLE members have provided their best clinical images and gained recognition for their skills. IACLE’s monthly Global Member Newsletter features an ‘Image of the Month’ and the IACLE Education Team awards the ‘Image of the Year’. These images make up our annual series of Image Collections. These image are now compiled in the IACLETOP Library.

The AOCLE Image Collection

Similar to the IACLE Image Collection, our North American colleagues at AOCLE created a PowerPoint file consisting of over 80 photographs of various eye conditions and generously made it available to IACLE members.

These image are now compiled in the IACLETOP Library. IACLE wish to acknowledge AOCLE, the ‘Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators’, as the owners of this resource and would like to thank them for permitting IACLE to share it freely amongst our members.

The Salazar Image Collection

These images are the work of the late Mr Ralph Salazar, a Venezuelan optometrist with extensive interests in contact lenses, the anterior eye, and ocular pathology.  Fortunately for IACLE, he also had access to hospital cases and an interest in recording photographically, what he saw in practice.  This collection is a selection of his work, a series he always intended to be used for educational purposes. These image are now compiled in the IACLETOP Library.   Read more..

Terms of use and copyright acknowledgement

Copyrights pertaining to all resources stored in this library are retained by the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE). Materials are to be used for teaching purposes only and not outside of member’s institution/company or its educational programs, by colleagues, students, or the member without written permission from IACLE.

Unauthorized copying, editing, and/or selling of these educational resources or any part(s) thereof, is strictly prohibited and any infringement of IACLE’s copyright may result in legal action by IACLE against the offending party/parties.

All the materials provided by IACLE are subsidized heavily by IACLE’s sponsors.  IACLE, the educator, the student, and the educational institution agree that all such materials, even if funded partially by the educator or educational institution, remain owned jointly with IACLE.  All items provided by IACLE free-of-charge remain the property of IACLE exclusively.

IACLE resources are to be used for teaching purposes only. By accessing IACLE resources members acknowledge these terms of use.

Alcon Image Library – to extra benefit to Fellows of IACLE (FIACLEs)

Alcon has generously offered our FIACLEs access to their online image library and encourage FIACLEs to help grow their gallery by donating their own images.

In order to gain access Alcon requests the following contact details: your name, business name, email address and the region you are from.

Please forward your request including your details direct the IACLE secretariat: iacle@iacle.org.  We will in turn send your request onto Alcon once your FIACLE status has been verified. Receiving your access codes from Alcon can take a few weeks.

Please note, once we provide Alcon with your contact information, Alcon is responsible for setting up and managing your access.   Donating images to Alcon is done via Alcon’s website.  Technical issues are to be reported to Alcon.