TLC Initiative

TLC Initiative Monthly Issue #25

Teach. Learn. Connect. in July

The TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative is IACLE’s online and in-person education and communications program to supplement existing educational activities that support members through their contact lens teaching career.


Contact lens contamination and antimicrobial strategies to avoid adverse events with Dr Debarun Dutta

Join Dr Debarun Dutta on Wednesday 20 July at 12 noon UK (BST) for a global webinar on ‘Contact lens contamination and antimicrobial strategies to avoid adverse events’. This webinar will be chaired by IACLE Director Fakhruddin Barodawala and introduced by IACLE Bronze Sponsor Ophtecs.

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 July at 12 noon UK (BST)
Presenter: Debarun Dutta
Topic: Contact lens contamination and antimicrobial strategies to avoid adverse events
Meeting ID: 815 8917 3339
Password: 888083
Zoom link

Catch up on recent Virtual Conference

‘Make students practice ready’ was the theme for our most recent global Virtual Conference, attended by almost 100 members and eye care professionals. IACLE President Professor Philip Morgan welcomed the half-day conference and handed it over to IACLE Treasurer / Secretary and Conference Chair Dr Etty Bitton.

Read the post-conference meeting report

BCLA Webinar: Counterfeit lenses and self-fitting

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) invites IACLE members to their webinar on ‘Counterfeit lenses and self-fitting’, hosted by Claire McDonnell, on Tuesday 12 July.

Claire is a lecturer at Technological University Dublin, Ireland, and has a special interest in contact lenses. She is the Communications Officer for the British and Irish University and College Contact Lens Educators (BUCCLE). She has worked in private practice, refractive surgery, and education in Ireland, the UK, and New Zealand. 

Register for the webinar


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

6 July at 11 am Ecuador (GMT-5)
Topic: Meibomian gland dysfunction in contact lens wearers
Presenter: Andres Rubio

13 July at 9 am Uruguay (GMT-7) T
Topic: To be confirmed
Presenter: Daniela Garese

20 July at 10 am Nicaragua (GMT-6)T
Topic: To be confirmed
Presenter: Edwin Mejia

27 July at 5 pm (BST)
Topic: IACLE TLC – Resources
Presenter: Raquel Gil-Cazorla


12 July at 8 pm China (GMT+8)T
Topic: The safe and effective choice, the prospect of contact lenses, the value of toric contact lens and leading design features
Presenters: Wang Haiying and Qu Xiaomei

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


31 July at 11 am Jakarta (GMT+7)
Review on RGP Fitting
Presenter: Cheni Lee

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


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