The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and Alcon have opened registration for “Dry Eye Spotlight 2: Measurement,” the second in a series of global dry eye disease education webinars.
The 31 January webinar, led by Professor James Wolffsohn and featuring Professors Jennifer Craig and Lyndon Jones, explores the signs and symptoms of dry eye and how to confirm a diagnosis. In this instalment, the expert faculty shares evidence-based, practical methods for adopting measurement techniques and highlights those which are available without additional investment in instrumentation.
The main thing that I want viewers of this webinar to take away is how important it is to get involved in mitigating, measuring, and managing dry eye
The event includes an interactive live chat to give participants exclusive access to these distinguished experts at no cost.
Professor Wolffsohn said, “The main thing that I want viewers of this webinar to take away is how important it is to get involved in mitigating, measuring, and managing dry eye. Twenty to 30% of your patients likely suffer from dry eye. You can offer them so much relief and improve their quality of life by understanding what they’re experiencing, making a clear diagnosis, and delivering really simple treatment.”
The “Dry Eye Spotlight 2: Measurement” webinar will be independently presented in three time zones with live faculty-attendee interaction on Tuesday, 31 January:
5 pm HKT/SST = Hong Kong/Singapore
6pm CET = Central Europe
6pm PST = Pacific Standard
Return to Webinar One
The first webinar in the series, “Dry Eye Spotlight 1: Mitigation,” is now available online. Led by Professor Craig, it focuses on understanding the prevalence and aetiology of dry eye, associated risk factors, and how to triage patients presenting with symptoms. The website also features tools and resources based on the three main pillars of mitigation, measurement, and management that eye care professionals can use right away.
WCO and Alcon partnered to develop the dry eye disease education initiative to raise optometrists’ understanding of dry eye and deliver resources on practical management. Dry eye disease can be a chronic, painful condition. About 1.4 billion people are affected by dry eye symptoms worldwide,1 with reports of increased occurrence aligning with notable factors such as increasing use of technology, environmental triggers, and an aging population.2 The education initiative brings together world-renowned experts to share the latest dry eye disease data and science with the entire optometric community.
The 31 January presentation will be available on demand following the event at dryeye.worldcouncilofoptometry.info. Registration for the third and fourth webinars in the Dry Eye Spotlight series, Management (7 March) and Dry Eye Wheel Tool (9 May), will open in the coming months.
Caption: Professors Jennifer Craig, Lyndon Jones, and James Wolffsohn
1. MarketScope (2020) 2020 Dry Eye Products Market Report. A Global Analysis for 2019 to 2025. October 2020.
2. Stapleton F, Alves M, Bunya VY, Jalbert I, Lekhanont K et al. (2017) TFOS DEWS II Epidemiology Report. Ocul Surf 15 (3): 334-365.