WCO and IMI collaborate to promote myopia management survey

The Myopia control attitudes and practice survey seeks to understand the uptake of myopia management by eye care professionals worldwide

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The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has collaborated with the International Myopia Institute (IMI) to distribute a survey investigating the uptake of myopia management by eye care professionals (ECP) worldwide.

The Myopia control attitudes and practice survey by the IMI builds on data gathered in 2016 and 2019 that sought to establish the adoption of evidence addressing myopia, and how this varies geographically amongst ECPs. 

The survey is available in 10 languages and is open to ECPs worldwide until October 2022. Results are expected to be reviewed and reported in early 2023.

Professor Serge Resnikoff, chair of the IMI, commented on the survey: “Receiving feedback directly from eye care practitioners would help IMI to identify areas that need further knowledge dissemination and understand factors that could hinder practitioners from adopting best practice.”

WCO president, Peter Hendicott, encouraged ECPs to take part in the survey, regardless of whether they offer myopia management or not.

“The World Council of Optometry fully supports our colleagues at the International Myopia Institute in gathering this critical information to learn more about what is happening in practices around the world and how we can get ahead of the myopia epidemic,” he said.

The English language survey can be taken online.

The WCO’s promotion of the survey forms a part of the organisation’s ongoing collaboration with CooperVision to advance myopia management as a standard of care.