TLC Initiative

TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #17

Teach. Learn. Connect. in October

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


Register now for our Virtual Conference

Join us on Saturday 23 October from 12 noon – 3 pm UK time (BST) for our third global virtual conference themed ‘Education and Practice: All CLEAR’. The conference is based around the British Contact Lens Association’s (BCLA) Contact Lens Evidence-Based Academic Reports (CLEAR) initiative that launched in March 2021. The aim of CLEAR was to provide the latest research information across a wide range of contact lens-related topics for eye care professionals and educators. Several authors involved in writing the papers will speak on their areas of expertise at our Virtual Conference.

Find out what time the conference begins in your time zone

Register hereView the conference agenda


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 5 October at 11 am UK time (BST) to discuss a revision plan. We encourage all members sitting the exam to accept their invite to access the Fellowship Exam Area within IACLETOP to help you prepare as thoroughly as possible.

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

Did you know?

The IACLE Education Team have developed a series of Flashcards, designed to support educators with practical classes. The Flashcards include easy to follow instructions for activities including contact lens application and removal and lens care. They are available as PDFs, as well as supporting presentations and interactive flipped classroom style materials. 

Access the Flashcards in: English – Chinese – Bahasa – Korean – Spanish


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

6 October at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Climate change and its harmful effect on eyes
Presenter: Sara Angulo

13 October at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: The new and most useful in Pentacam Tomography
Presenter: Carlos Alfonso

20 October at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: How to write a Case Report
Presenter: Sandra Ramirez

27 October at 11 am Peru (GMT-5)
Topic: Journal Club: A discussion on recently published articles
Presenter: TBC


Prepare for the Fellowship Exam in Korean

On Friday 8 October at 7 pm South Korea (GMT+9) IACLE Korea National Coordinator Professor Kyounghee Park is hosting a webinar to help members prepare for the Fellowship Exam. The exam is taking place on Friday 12 November and we encourage all members who have registered for the exam to take part in this webinar to prepare as thoroughly as possible. 

If you have any queries, please contact Korea National Coordinator Kyounghee Park

Prepare for the Fellowship Exam in Chinese

IACLE China National Coordinators Qu Xiaomei and Wang Haiying and China Administrators Wang Cuiying and Xu Hai Peng are hosting a Chinese-speaking webinar to assist the members sitting the Fellowship Exam. Tune into the webinar on Tuesday 12 October at 8 pm China (GMT+8). 

If you have any queries, please contact China National Coordinator Qu Xiaomei.

Journal Club in October

This month, Gaurav Pandey Professional Services Executive at Bausch + Lomb and Puja Banerjee Optometrist at Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, India, are hosting Journal Club. The team will discuss the most relevant papers and topics related to contact lens education. We encourage all members and Fellows to take part in Journal Club. If you would like to present, please contact Nilesh Thite

Catch-up on last month’s Journal Club


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