IACLE Europe/Africa – Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year: Dr Byki Huntjens
Contact lens educators from three countries – Colombia, China and the UK – are celebrating their success in the 2021 IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards.
The IACLE (International Association of Contact Lens Educators) Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards recognise and reward achievements in contact lens education worldwide.
Sponsored by CooperVision, these prestigious awards are presented each year to an individual from each of IACLE’s global regions.
The 2021 winners are:
• IACLE Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year: Dr Johanna Garzón, Universidad de La Salle, Bogota, Colombia
• IACLE Asia Pacific Contact Lens Educator of the Year: Wei Xu, Jinling Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China
• IACLE Europe/Africa – Middle East Contact Lens Educator of the Year: Dr Byki Huntjens, City, University of London, UK
Dr Huntjens commented: “IACLE provides immeasurable support for any contact lens educator worldwide, and particularly during the global Covid-19 pandemic.
“The Association comprises of an extraordinary group of professionals who, like me, have a passion for contact lenses and are willing to share their knowledge to enhance our educational provision. Because in the end, everything we do is for the next generation of eyecare practitioners.
“Thank you IACLE, for this awesome award; I cannot wait to share this news with my students.”