The International Myopia Institute (IMI) is calling on optometrists to respond to a survey that it hopes will provide insights into myopia management in clinical practices around the world.
Having developed a series of evidence-based resources on myopia management, the IMI is interested to determine further steps it can take to support the work of eye care practitioners.
This survey will aid practitioners in benchmarking their practice, as well as identifying barriers to adoption
“Receiving feedback directly from the eye practitioners would help IMI to identify areas that need further knowledge dissemination and understand factors that could hinder the practitioners to adopt best practice,” said IMI Chair, Professor Serge Resnikoff.
The IMI survey on ‘myopia control attitudes and practice’ will build on data published in 2016 and 2019 to establish adoption of the latest evidence to address myopia epidemic and how this varies across the world.
“It is well established that clinical research can take several years to impact clinical practice. This survey will aid practitioners in benchmarking their practice, as well as identifying barriers to adoption. We would very much value your participation in promoting this survey,” said IMI Chief Scientist, Professor James Wolffsohn.
“The IMI ambassadors have been the forefront runner in adapting the survey to their local languages and distributing this survey through their channels. The survey will provide IMI with insightful information to address what is required to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice,” said IMI Project Director, Rebecca Weng.
The IMI global practitioner survey are currently available in the following languages:
The IMI white papers volume one and two, and the latest clinical summaries in up to twelve international languages are available at myopiainstitute.org/imi-white-papers.