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mivision Issue 174 December 2021

Welcome to the fourth annual mivision myopia issue. It couldn’t come at a better time, with eye care professionals from around the world commenting on the impact the pandemic has had on eye health.

For almost two years, life has been all about extended time indoors, with long hours spent on screens instead of connecting with friends in the park… exactly what we know developing eyes don’t need.

To get eye health back on track, proactive education and awareness campaigns, that encourage ocular examinations and healthy habits, are now more important than ever.

To get you energised, this year we asked Dr Kate Gifford, a globally respected expert on myopia, to be the guest editor for our myopia issue. Kate is a great friend of mivision and it has been an honour, not to mention an enormous help, to have her input into the content, ensuring an excellent balance of science and practical advice for clinical care. I know you will find the issue incredibly valuable and I thank Kate for her contribution.

As we wrap up for the year, I’d also like to thank all of mivision’s supporters. We are fortunate to be able to draw on the expertise and experience of so many influential members of the eye health community. Thank you to our advertisers who enable mivision to be published, and our readers for your continued support.

Finally, thank you to our dedicated team – Todd, Nikki, Simon, Kirsten, Emily and Dione, as well as our print partner Dean Slater at SpecialT – who together ensure mivision continues to be delivered to readers in Australia and New Zealand, online and in print.

It’s been yet another rollercoaster 12 months, but I think we can safely say there is now a light at the end of the tunnel. So rest up, enjoy the Christmas break, and be ready for a great new year in 2022.

Stay healthy, stay safe. We wish you all the best for a restful, enjoyable festive season.