Thanks to the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) for recognizing CORE Director Dr. Lyndon Jones as America’s Contact Lens Educator of the Year!
The awards were introduced in 2014 to recognize and reward achievements in contact lens education worldwide.
Other 2018 winners include Runa Mazumder, Assistant Professor at the Vidyasagar College of Optometry & Vision Science in Kolkata, India (IACLE Asia Pacific) and Wim Borst and Henri Eek from the Deltion College at Zwolle, the Netherlands (IACLE Europe/Africa-Middle East)
Jones accepted the award, noting that, “The vast majority of contact lens clinicians globally have been trained in some way by an IACLE-affiliated educator and without IACLE, and the resources it provides to educators, there is no doubt in my mind that contact lens practice would be behind where it is today. I am absolutely delighted to be given this award and I thank IACLE for its continued dedication to training the contact lens clinicians of tomorrow.”
The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has 782 active members (as of December 2017) in 71 countries and welcomes contact lens educators from all eye care professions and related disciplines. IACLE is dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education and promoting the safe use of contact lenses worldwide. It is the leading provider of educational and information resources essential to contact lens educators.