IACLE Honors Contact Lens Educators for Their Achievements

April 2020 Press
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), a non-profit and non-political organization dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education and promoting the safe use of contact lenses worldwide, celebrates the achievements of contact lens educators from six countries - India, Malaysia, South Africa, USA, UK and Venezuela - in its 2020 IACLE Awards.

Each year, the IACLE Contact Lens Educators of the Year award recognizes the accomplishments of educators and their contributions to international education. This year's awardees are Professor Renee Reeder (IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year), Professor Bariah Mohd Ali (IACLE Asia Pacific Contact Lens Educator of the Year), and Jo Underwood (IACLE Europe/Africa - Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year).

"I am so thankful to know that I have colleagues all over the world with the same struggles who are always willing to share and help. I hope that I can serve as a resource for them as well," said Professor Reeder.

The 2020 IACLE Awards winners will receive a bursary of up to US$3,000 each towards the cost of attending a major international meeting where they will receive their certificates once COVID-19 restrictions allow. The award is sponsored by CooperVision and supported by the American Academy of Optometry.