PRESS RELEASE – CORE Donates Digital Displays to ‘Iolani School as ARVO 2018 Comes to a Close

HONOLULU, May 4, 2018—At the conclusion of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) donated 4K flat screen displays, mounts and other supplies to the ‘Iolani School, a K-12 independent school located in Honolulu. The equipment was used at the annual ARVO meeting as CORE debuted the ultimate eye science game, CORE Knowledge, a digital, multiple choice trivia competition.

“We are grateful to CORE for thinking of us and making this donation to ‘Iolani,” said Tim Cottrell, Ph.D., head of school. “It’s likely that some of our students may some day attend ARVO themselves, as many make their way into medicine and research, helping bring positive change to the world.”

“If this donation helps spark the imagination and curiosity of even one student, it will be worth it,” said Lyndon Jones, PhD, FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, director. “Continued advances in ocular science require savvy people who can think independently, collaborate with peers, and ask questions that may never before have been posited. Perhaps we will have the pleasure of working alongside an ‘Iolani alumnus in the not too distant future.”

After being experienced by thousands of ARVO attendees, CORE Knowledge is now available for online play, using tablets, laptops and other mobile devices. Researchers, students, clinicians and others in the ophthalmology and optometry fields can simply visit, register with a few keystrokes, and take on peers around the globe.

CORE is the former Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR), having adopted the new brand in January 2018 to reflect its evolved and broadened scope of work. The Waterloo, Ontario, Canada-headquartered organization collaborates with sponsors, agencies and academia on advanced biosciences, clinical research and professional education, providing uncompromising independence and results of the highest quality. It serves a range of ophthalmic sectors, including medical devices, ocular pharmaceuticals, digital technology and others, with a focus on the anterior segment.

Founded in 1863, ‘Iolani School is situated on a 25-acre campus and serves 1,900 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. A culturally diverse, co-educational, college preparatory school with approximately 317 full-time faculty and staff, ‘Iolani is rated among the best independent schools in the country for its academic, arts and athletics programs.

ARVO is the largest and most respected eye and vision research organization in the world. Its members include nearly 12,000 researchers from more than 75 countries, comprising clinical and basic researchers, many of whom are MDs and PhDs, as well as optometrists, osteopaths and veterinarians.

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