TLC Initiative

TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #23

Teach. Learn. Connect. in April

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s 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.


‘Effect of water exposure on the contact lens storage case’ with Dr Memoona Arshad

Join Dr Memoona Arshad on Wednesday 20 April at 12 noon UK (BST) for a global webinar on ‘Effect of water exposure on the contact lens storage case’. 

Water exposure during contact lens wear can transfer pathogenic microorganisms to the eye and cause ocular complications. Dr Memoona Arshad and her co-authors determined that water exposure is prevalent among lens wearers and is independently associated with higher case contamination. In this webinar, she will discuss the findings of their study. The webinar will be introduced by IACLE Gold Sponsor, CooperVision, and chaired by IACLE Vice President Dr Shehzad Naroo

Members can watch live online via Zoom, and the event will be live streamed to our Facebook page for students to get involved. Please see Zoom details below.

20 April at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Memoona Arshad
Topic: Effect of water exposure on contact lens storage case
Meeting ID: 878 6469 2449
Password: 316549
Zoom link

Find out what time the webinar begins in your time zone

BCLA Webinar: Management of contact lens related keratitis

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) invites IACLE members to their member-only webinar on ‘Management of contact lens related keratitis’ with Indy Sian. 

The webinar will feature an overview of infectious and non-infectious contact lens related keratitis. Our understanding of prevention and prophylaxis of contact lens-related keratitis has been informed by several well designed prospective epidemiological studies describing incidence rates and risk factors and recent evidence for causative organisms, pathophysiology, and the differences between individuals. This talk aims to discuss the predisposing factors, investigations, and management of this condition.

Register for the webinar here


Updated Distance Learning Program launching this month

The Distance Learning Program (DLP) is a great tool to test an educators’ contact lens knowledge and can be accessed via IACLETOP. The DLP is being reviewed and updated, and each phase will now link to learning outcomes to allow members to judge how their knowledge is progressing. 


29 April at 3 pm India (GMT+5.5)
Topic: Case discussion: Managing keratoconus with contact lenses
PresentersMeena Kharat and Aparna Badri Narayanan


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

6 April at 1 pm Argentina (GMT-3)
Topic: The business in contact lens practice
Presenter: Hugo Farhat

13 April at 1 pm Argentina (GMT-3)
Topic: Presbyopia and contact lenses
Presenter: Patricia Magnelli

20 April at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Myopia control in Latin America
Presenter: Sergio Garcia

27 April at 11 am Colombia (GMT-5)
Topic: Journal Club
Presenter: Orlando Neira


24 April at 11 am Jakarta (GMT+7)
Topic: Case Discussion on toric contact lenses
Presenter: Cheni Lee

If you have any queries, please contact Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator Cheni Lee.


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