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Managing Children with Myopia

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and CooperVision have partnered to release A Practical Guide to Managing Children with Myopia. The professional article is authored by four experienced ocular health and science professionals from around the world who collaborated to share their insights on what the WCO Standard of Care entails, and how eye care professionals can incorporate it in their fight against the worldwide myopia epidemic.

The authors include Dr Carmen Abesamis-Dichoso of the Philippines, who is an Asia Pacific Council of Optometry representative for the WCO, and who operates her private practice, Abesamis Eye Care; Dr Rufina Chan, who is a visiting lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Optometry and in private practice; Dr Kate Gifford of Australia, who works in clinical practice and is co-founder of MyopiaProfile.com; and Dr Fuensanta Vera-Diaz of Boston, who serves as a reviewer for multiple journals and leads the New England College of Optometry’s Myopia Control Clinic.

Dr Kate Gifford said, “My advice to eye care professionals through this article is just do something, or just do one more thing. We all come from different starting points. Instead of just talking about myopia correction, start talking about myopia management and control. Take the next steps in getting involved with the cutting edge of research and science. Discuss myopia, discuss visual environment, and determine the best optical correction that will control myopia progression.”

Visit: worldcouncilofoptometry.info. 

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