The event will focus on the three pillars of mitigation, measurement and management.

Industry experts will share their thoughts on how they have made myopia management an integral part of their work at a virtual event next month.

The World Council of Optometry (OMA), in association with CooperVision, is hosting the free online event, ‘Managing Myopia: Advancing the Global Standard of Care’, on February 16, 2023. It will focus on the three pillars of mitigation, measurement, and management.

The OMA presented the resolution of the standard of care for the management of myopia in April 2021, defining an evidence-based standard of care consisting of the three main pillars.

OMA President-elect Dr. Sandra Block said optometrists and other eye health professionals from around the world are invited to attend this virtual event.

“It will help the listener gain a broader perspective on how to incorporate myopia management as the standard of care into their practices,” he said.

“As myopia has reached an epidemic level worldwide, early mitigation, measurement and treatment of myopia in young patients can help reduce the risk of serious eye health problems in later life. The World Council of Optometry thanks CooperVision for their partnership in this important mission of spreading the word.”


The virtual event will explore the myopia epidemic through true stories told by patients and leading eye care professionals, including:

  • Professor Seang-Mei Saw (Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore). Saw has made important observations and key discoveries in the epidemiology of myopia, characterizing the environmental, genetic, and anatomical predictors of myopia in children and adults in Singapore and around the world.
  • Dr. Kai-yip Choi (Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Optometry). Choi, a research assistant, has been providing optometric clinical care at the university clinic since 2014.
  • Dr Foo Li Lian (Myopia Service and Refraction Department, Singapore National Eye Center and Myopia Center of Excellence). Subspecializing in myopia, focusing on childhood myopia control, as well as refractive and cataract surgeries, Foo aims to create the next generation of treatment modalities that can stop the progression of myopia.
  • Mr. Indie Grewal is a qualified optometrist and dosing optician with over three decades of experience in the optical industry. In addition to participating in contact lens clinical trials, he has a special interest in myopia management and multifocal contact lens fitting.
  • Dr. Jessica Haynes is a consulting faculty in the Advanced Care Eye Disease clinic at the Southern College of Optometry and a full-time Associate Optometrist at the Charles Retina Institute.
  • Ms Yasmin Whayeb is an optometrist and PhD student at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Her research interests include the progression and treatment of myopia in children and the choroidal response to interventional methods of optic myopia.
  • Dr. Kyle Klute owns and practices Good Life Eyecare, a multi-location practice in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. He is a member of the American Academy of Optometry and editor of the Medical Optometry Magazine.

Find out more about the full list of speakers here.

Registration and resources

Visit the World Council of Optometry’s online resource for myopia management featuring the standard care commitment registration page, resolution and practical tools and information for optometrists here.

Register here for the ‘Managing Myopia: Advancing the Global Standard of Care’ virtual event, held in various time zones around the world.

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