TLC Initiative

TLC Initiative Monthly #2

Teach. Learn. Connect. in July

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.


The experience of adapting to virtual learning – a panel discussion by educators and their students

IACLE’s next global webinar will take place on Tuesday 7 July with a panel discussion on ‘Adapting to virtual learning with experiences from educators and their students’, led by IACLE’s President, Dr Shehzad Naroo, Vice President, Professor Philip Morgan and Lecturer in Optometry & Vision Science at Deakin University, Dr David Hammond. The discussion will be led by Executive Manager of Educational Development, Professor Craig Woods. This webinar will explore the different experiences of how both the educators and their students have adapted to online learning and what future developments they would like to see. We will hear from the students themselves as they discuss their own personal experiences.

Members and students can take part live online via Zoom or watch on IACLE’s Facebook page. A recorded version will be available on IACLETOP. For more information contact Nilesh Thite:


Online Student Trial Exams (STE) will be the next addition to our new learning management system. IACLETOP already hosts 17 recorded webinars, in English, German and Simplified Chinese.

Look out for details in our next Global Member Newsletter

IACLE webinar series in Arabic

A series of webinars for Arabic-speaking IACLE members beginning on Saturday 11 July at 6:00 pm (GMT+3) will run weekly until 1 August.

Saturday 11 July 2020
Time: 6.00 pm Lebanon (GMT + 3) – 1 hour
Topic: Myopia management: why and how?
Presenter: Dr Daddi Fadel

Saturday 18 July 2020
Time: 6.00 pm Lebanon (GMT + 3) – 1 hour
Topic: Contact lens wear compliance
Presenter: Dr Yazan Gammoh

Saturday 25 July 2020
Time: 6.00 pm Lebanon (GMT + 3) – 1 hour
Topic: Meibomian gland dysfunction during contact lens wear
Presenter: Dr May Bakkar

IACLE members have been provided with the Zoom login details. Members are encouraged to inform their students to watch the live stream on IACLE’s Facebook page and recordings will be available on IACLETOP. Send your queries to Siobhan Allen


IACLE weekly webinar series in Spanish

Weekly webinars to be conducted in July across Latin America live on IACLE’s Youtube channel. Contact IACLE Latin America Coordinator Willy Carrillo for more information:

1 July at 11:00 am Mexico (GMT – 5)
Topic: Presbyopia and contact lenses
Presenters: Iris Hernandez and Maria Baez

8 July at 11:00 am Mexico (GMT – 5)
Topic: How to incorporate daily disposables CL in CL practice
Presenter: Leticia Orozco

9 July at 10:00 am Mexico (GMT – 5)
Topic: Myopia control: why do we need to do anything?
Presenter: Ruben Velazquez

15 July at 1:00 pm Argentina (GMT – 3)
Topic: Astigmatism and contact lenses
Presenters: Ingrid Pedraza and Nelson Merchan

22 July at 10:00 am Honduras (GMT – 6)
Topic: Anecdotes in clinical practice with CL patients
Presenter: Jose Lay

IACLE webinar in Chinese

Professor Wang Haiying is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 14 July at 7:30pm (GMT+8) on ‘Contact lens induced dry eye: causes, investigations & management’.

For more information contact Haiying:

IACLE webinar in French

A French-speaking webinar is taking place on Tuesday 14 July at 6:00 pm (GMT+2) and will be hosted by Marina Barthe on the topic of ‘Myopia control with contact lenses’.

Samuel Avril will also be hosting an online webinar on ‘Keratoconus and irregular corneas – case reports’. This webinar will take place on Tuesday 28 July at 6:00 pm (GMT+2).

French-speaking members have been contacted with login details. For more information contact Siobhan Allen:

IACLE webinar in Korean

FIACLE Jeong Mee Kim from Far East University is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 15 July at 11:00 am (GMT+9) on ‘Ortho K lenses’.

For more information contact IACLE Korea National Coordinator Kyoung Hee Park:

IACLE webinar in Bahasa

On Sunday July 19 at 11:00 am (GMT+7), Dr Cheni Lee is hosting a webinar on ‘Reviewing the Indonesia contact lens syllabus and curriculum for optometry schools’. For more information contact Cheni:

Members and students can take part live via Zoom. A recorded version will be available on IACLETOP. Bahasa-speaking members will be contacted with login details.


IACLE Instagram

We’ve added a central Instagram account to our social media platforms! Follow us now at _iacle. You can also follow us on Facebook @iacle, Twitter #iacle, YouTube and LinkedIn. Look out for our new communications campaign across all our social media…

Read more about the TLC (Teach. Learn. Connect.) Initiative