WCO Launches Myopia Management Online Resource

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and CooperVision have jointly developed an easy-to-use online resource that provides multilingual assets and approaches that will enable eye care professionals to apply a standard of care to manage the condition. The resource site is live and can be found HERE.

“This online resource provides eye care practitioners from anywhere in the world access to the information they need to implement a standard of care to treat or manage a patient’s myopia progression,” said Paul Folkesson, president, World Council of Optometry. “Thanks to the support of CooperVision, information regarding the treatment of myopia is more accessible than ever before. This is just the start as we work to provide more materials and educational programming through this collaborative partnership.”

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. The site is organized around the three main pillars of the evidence-based standard of care unanimously adopted by the WCO Board of Directors—mitigation, measurement and management. Each pillar provides a listing of papers and studies that have been distilled into one-page “Myopia Moments” that are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. Visitors to the site can download a Myopia Moment—giving them evidence-based guidance about providing care to a patient—or they can learn more by accessing the many papers and studies that have been aggregated from independent third-party sources.

Click HERE for the full press release.

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