TLC Initiative

TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #15

Teach. Learn. Connect. in August

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s new online education and communications program that will supplement our existing educational activities. Our aim is to support our members, students and industry as recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Please note that login details for every event are under IACLE Webinars through the IACLETOP Dashboard


‘Advanced instruments in contact lens practice’

Throughout July, IACLE is hosting four global webinars themed ‘Grow your contact lens practice’. Brian Tompkins kick starts the series with ‘Business aspects of contact lens practice’ on Tuesday 7 July at 12 noon UK time (BST). Please see the full schedule below.

Throughout August and September, IACLE is hosting a global webinar series themed ‘Advanced instruments in contact lens practice’. Dr Keyur Patel begins the series with a talk on ‘Assessment of tear film and ocular surface’ on Wednesday 11 August at 12 noon UK time (BST). Details for the two August webinars in the series are shown below.

11 August at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Keyur Patel
Topic: Assessment of tear film and ocular surface
Meeting ID: 844 0877 5346
Password: 449316

25 August at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Stefan Bandlitz
Topic: Measuring the anterior ocular surface
Meeting ID: 898 6257 5776
Password: 012618

View the full webinar schedule in IACLETOP


The IACLE Education Team are holding monthly workshops to assist members who are sitting the Fellowship Exam on 12 November. The next session takes place on Tuesday 3 August at 11 am UK time (BST). Professor Craig Woods will review the Distance Learning Program (DLP) – a self-study phased program to help members prepare for the Fellowship Exam – and answer any questions you may have. Catch up on previous workshops in the Fellowship Exam Area in IACLETOP

To register for the exam, please contact your IACLE Representative.

For more information on the Fellowship Exam and FIACLE status


What can IACLETOP offer you?

IACLETOP is our online Learning Management System designed to support educators and their students. IACLETOP is IACLE’s central point to access our online resources and teaching materials, with access via the IACLETOP Login

New this month

The Student Area designed for educators to offer their students a unique teaching space for learning and assessment opportunities is now available in French. The area provides access to the Student Trial Exam, online classrooms, and a space to develop your own teaching material. 

For more information on the Student Area


Weekly webinars conducted in Spanish across the Latin America region. Please contact Americas Regional Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information. 

4 August at 11 am Mexico (GMT-5)
Topic: Contact lens practice in a community care model
Presenter: Rube Orduña

11 August at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Algorithm for keratoconus
Presenter: Ricardo Ruiz


Journal Club in June

This month, Phani Krishna and Shivanand Hadimani are hosting Journal Club on Friday 20 August at 3 pm India time (GMT+5.5). The team will discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all members and Fellows of IACLE to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite.

Webinar in Chinese

On Tuesday 10 August at 8 pm China time (GMT+8), Wang Zhao and China National Coordinators Qu Xiaomei and Wang Haiying are hosting a webinar on the topic of ‘Contact lens designs and myopia control’. Please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee for more information.  

Webinar in Bahasa

Abdul Halim is hosting a Bahasa-speaking webinar on Sunday 8 August at 10.30 am Jakarta (GMT+7) on ‘Contact lens practice – the perfect fit of silicone hydrogels’. Please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee for more information. 


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