IACLE CL educator of the year – calling nominees

May 21, 2024 Staff reporters

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) is offering educators worldwide the chance to become an IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year and travel to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry in Indianapolis from 6-9 November 2024.  


The IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year title will be awarded to three individuals, one from each of IACLE's three global regions: the Americas, Asia Pacific, plus Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  


The awards recognise achievements in CL education and are sponsored by CooperVision. The winners will each receive a bursary of up to US$3,000 (NZ$4,900) towards the cost of attending Academy 2024 Indianapolis this year and permission to use the title ‘2024 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year’ for their region. 


The awards are open to all CL educators who have been IACLE members for at least three years. Applicants can either nominate themselves or be nominated by another member or IACLE staff. Educators must demonstrate how they impact their institutions and inspire their students to become future CL practitioners. This year, there’s also a travel award up for grabs (bursary of up to US$3,000), allowing one IACLE member to attend a meeting on a national, regional, or international basis.  


The deadline for entries for the 2024 awards is midnight (EST) on Friday 24 May. Entries for the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Award must be submitted using the application form here. To nominate a fellow educator for this award, entries must be submitted using the form here. Entries for the IACLE Travel Award must be submitted here.