New Contact Lens Update Issue Focuses on the International Myopia Institute White Paper Reports

Issue #47, edited by Dr. Kate Gifford, summarizes each report, shares a thought-provoking poster and features a new fact sheet for eye care practitioner use

WATERLOO, Ontario, April 25, 2019—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published the latest edition of Contact Lens Update, now accessible at no cost. Issue 47 looks at myopia, specifically focusing on the recently published International Myopia Institute (IMI) reports. Topics include:

  • Kate Gifford’s editorial which lends more background to and overall context of the IMI reports.
  • A feature article that provides a short summary of each report, written by members of the clinical science team at CORE.
  • A conference highlight poster by Dr. Noel Brennan that challenges understanding on the efficacy of myopia control interventions.
  • A downloadable fact sheet, created in conjunction with Dr. Gifford, which provides easy-to-follow steps from the Clinical Management Guidelines report, helping inform eye care practitioners about how to create an evidence-based routine for myopia management.

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, 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.

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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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