CORE to Present Insights, Receive Accolades at 2019 Global Contact Lens Symposium

Practitioner Lectures, Educator Meeting and IACLE Award Presentation Highlight Annual Meeting

WATERLOO, Ontario, January 22, 2019—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) today announced a series of events in which it will participate at the 2019 Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS). The annual meeting is taking place from January 24 – 27 at the Tropicana Las Vegas resort.

On Thursday, January 24, CORE’s Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, and Karen Walsh, OD, BSc(Hons), MCOptom, will present “Sensitive to Silicone? Understanding and Managing Who Present with an Adverse Reaction” from 3 – 4 p.m. PT.

Dr. Jones will take to the podium again on Friday, January 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. PT, with a review talk on “Hydrogen Peroxide Care Systems: Should it Be the First Choice?” He will be joined by Christopher Lievens, OD, MS, chief of Internal Clinics and professor at Southern College of Optometry.

Immediately preceding GSLS, Dr. Jones will share four-year study data regarding the CooperVision MiSight® 1-day soft contact lens for myopia management at the company’s annual educators meeting. This invitation-only gathering is attended by contact lens professors from nearly two dozen schools and colleges of optometry across North America. Physiological changes among 100 myopic children from Canada, Singapore, England, and Portugal were evaluated during the landmark study’s fourth year, with CORE serving as the lead clinical research organization.

He will also formally receive the 2018 International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) Americas Contact Lens Educator of the Year Award while in Las Vegas.

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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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