WATERLOO, Ontario, September 6, 2022—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published Issue 67 of Contact Lens Update, which focuses on the most recent evidence and best practices in the management of myopia. The new edition and all past issues are available for free at ContactLensUpdate.com.
“The prevalence of myopia, along with its associated pathology, continues to increase globally,” said CORE Head of Clinical Research Jill Woods. “This issue of Contact Lens Update presents the latest evidence that clinicians must be aware of in order to manage myopia appropriately.”
Mark Bullimore, renowned scientist and adjunct professor at the University of Houston, provides the opening editorial. He shares insights pertaining to myopia prevalence, its role in visual impairment, and options available to slow its progression. Paul Chamberlain, senior director of Research Programs at CooperVision, and Noel Brennan, research fellow at Johnson & Johnson Vision, add supporting commentary.
The feature article from Debbie Jones, clinical professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, highlights key findings from the longest continuous myopia control soft contact lens study involving children. Her overview demonstrates that a safe and effective myopia management treatment is readily available.
James Loughman, professor of Optometry and Vision Science at Technological University Dublin and director of the Centre for Eye Research Ireland, shares his paper presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 Annual Meeting. This meta-analysis generated childhood refractive centile curves for Asian and Western populations to facilitate evidence-based myopia control. Over 35,000 refraction measurements from eight large population-based studies were included.
Kate and Paul Gifford, prominent clinical scientists and co-founders of Myopia Profile, share a valuable infographic on myopia management. It’s a resource to which practitioners can easily refer when communicating with parents of children who have myopia, using their Discuss, Describe, and Prescribe model.
Published six times per year, Contact Lens Update 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.
In addition to a complete archive of back issues, ContactLensUpdate.com offers a resource library that provides no-cost professional tools, patient resources, images and video. It also houses complimentary technical training videos produced by International Association of Contact Lens Educators, plus an industry glossary. Industry professionals can access the latest issue directly from ContactLensUpdate.com or quickly sign up for email receipt of future issues.
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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 core.uwaterloo.ca.