Regardless of whether or not you employ myopia management in practice, your views on myopia management are needed to contribute to a global survey titled ‘Myopia Control Attitudes and Practice’.
The survey, being distributed by the World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the International Myopia Institute (IMI), will build on data gathered in 2016 and 2019 to establish adoption of the latest evidence addressing the myopia epidemic and how it varies geographically and among eye care professionals.
In 2021, the WCO board of directors unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an evidence-based standard of care for myopia, which is comprised of the three main components: mitigation, measurement, and management. WCO President, Dr Peter Hendicott, said, “We encourage eye care professionals worldwide to take this survey. The World Council of Optometry fully supports our colleagues at the International Myopia Institute in gathering this critical information to learn more about what is happening in practices around the world and how we can get ahead of the myopia epidemic.”
IMI Chair, Professor Serge Resnikoff, said, “Receiving feedback directly from eye care practitioners would help IMI to identify areas that need further knowledge dissemination and understand factors that could hinder practitioners from adopting best practices.”
The IMI global practitioner survey is scheduled to close in October 2022. Results are expected to be tabulated and reported in early 2023.