WCO to host global myopia management event

The virtual conference will be held in February 2022

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The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has partnered with contact lens manufacturer, CooperVision, to host a global myopia management event next year.

The virtual conference, which will take place on 12 February, will feature a range of well-known speakers from the field, including optometrist and academic at Aston University, Professor Nicola Logan, co-founder of, Kate Gifford, clinical director of Eyecare Concepts, The Myopia Clinic in Melbourne, Philip Cheng, and research associate at Ulster University, Sara McCullough.

The event builds on WCO and CooperVision’s existing partnership, which earlier this year saw the organisations announce they would partner to raise awareness of myopia progression and encourage optometrists to embrace a standard for the management of the condition.

In September, the organisations jointly launched a new online resource that provides multilingual assets on myopia management that can be used by eye care professionals globally. The myopia resource was developed to share information and provide a forum to encourage practitioners to discuss their experiences with a global optometric community.

Commenting on the event, president of the WCO, Paul Folkesson, said: “We are delighted to bring together this dynamic group of industry leaders to discuss the importance of myopia management as a global standard of care. Their keen insight will bring clarity and perspective to this multifaceted issue facing millions of adults and children around the world.”

For more information on the virtual event, visit the registration website.