CORE Develops “Five Minute Overviews” of International Myopia Institute Papers plus Clinical Guidance

Summaries Designed for Easy, Free Access by Practicing Eye Care Professionals

WATERLOO, Ontario, June 18, 2019—The International Myopia Institute (IMI) has announced plans to continue disseminating results of its recent white papers, including developing short summaries, as noted in a June update to its members. Acknowledging far-reaching interest in the topic, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published “five minute overviews” of each paper ahead of the official release, authored by the CORE clinical science team. In conjunction with Dr. Kate Gifford, CORE has also created a downloadable set of practical tips on how to implement the clinical management guidelines in practice.

The summaries, reference guide and additional myopia management insights can be accessed for free at

“IMI’s efforts and impacts cannot be understated, especially given the widespread and growing interest in stemming the progression and problems created by myopia. We expect to see the same focus on myopia at this week’s American Optometric Association Optometry’s Meeting gathering in St. Louis,” said Karen Walsh, clinical scientist and editor of Contact Lens Update, CORE. “It’s clear that many practicing eye care professionals want a consolidated version of the papers, along with practical guidance on how to create an evidence-based routine for myopia management. We hope our efforts amplify the tremendous body of knowledge being built by the IMI.”

The summaries and clinical insights fact sheet are part of a special edition of Contact Lens Update, which provides a global platform for unbiased clinical insights based in current research. Since 2011, each issue has provided dependable and up-to-date ocular health information for more than 60,000 leading eye care professionals. The publication receives support from the educational arms of Alcon and Johnson & Johnson Vision.

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About the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE)

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) was established in 1988 at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science. Over the next three decades, the organization evolved from a three-person operation into a thriving hub of basic and applied research, collaborating with sponsors, agencies and academia on advanced biosciences, clinical research and education. Its uncompromising independence and results of the highest quality have been at the heart of many of the most prominent advances in eye health. Today, its approximately 50-person team serves a range of ophthalmic sectors, including medical devices, ocular pharmaceuticals, digital technology and others, with a focus on the anterior segment. For more information, please visit


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