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World Council of Optometry to host global myopia management virtual event

Advancing ongoing efforts to establish a global myopia management standard of care, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) is partnering with one of the world’s myopia category leaders CooperVision to host a virtual event on February 12, 2022 focused on myopia management. 

WCO has gathered an impressive roster of industry leaders so far to share their perspectives on myopia management, including: 

“We are delighted to bring together this dynamic group of industry leaders to discuss the importance of myopia management as a global standard of care,” said Paul Folkesson, president, World Council of Optometry. “Their keen insight will bring clarity and perspective to this multifaceted issue facing millions of adults and children around the world.”

Earlier this year, WCO and CooperVision announced their global partnership to raise awareness of myopia progression and encourage optometrists to embrace a standard of care to manage the condition. Shortly thereafter, the WCO Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution advising optometrists to incorporate a standard of care for myopia management within their practices. The launch of the myopia management online resource is the next step to provide eye care practitioners with the information, knowledge and guidance needed to establish a standard of care in their practice.

WCO and CooperVision launched an easy-to-use online resource in September that provides multilingual assets and approaches that will enable busy eye care professionals—regardless of geographic location—to apply a standard of care to manage the condition. The myopia online resource was developed to serve as a valuable point to provide information that has not been easily accessible and provide a forum to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences within the global optometric community. 

For more information or to register for the Virtual Event, click here.

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