CooperVision has renewed its support for the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and stepped up its sponsorship to Gold level.
IACLE – the leading provider of educational and information resources essential to contact lens educators – is currently sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Alcon, Gold Sponsor CooperVision, Silver Sponsor Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bronze Sponsor Bausch + Lomb and Donor Sponsor Euclid Systems. CooperVision has also sponsored the annual IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards since their introduction in 2014.
IACLE President, Dr. Shehzad Naroo, welcomed the increased support from CooperVision as Gold Sponsor. “We have a long-established working relationship with CooperVision. Our educational goals are aligned and we are very grateful for the company’s increased support since this will help us to achieve the aims of IACLE.
Contact Lens Education Critical
“As the vision correction needs of today’s patients continue to evolve, contact lens education has become even more critical to the long-term success of contact lens wearers,” commented Dr. Gary Orsborn, Vice President of Global Professional and Clinical Affairs for CooperVision. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s eye care professionals, and we are proud to partner with IACLE to help bring best-in-class education into their institutions.”
IACLE has 826 active members in 70 countries around the world. Of these, around half are in its Global Priority Countries (China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil and Russia). Europe and North America are also well represented.
IACLE members teach at more than 570 academic institutions worldwide and reach an estimated 20,000 students annually. IACLE recently introduced the New IACLE Contact Lens Course (New ICLC), a 30-lecture course fully revised and updated by the world’s leading authorities in contact lenses, to keep pace with developments in the contact lens field.