Myopia is a growing public eye health problem in India. IVI has a strong focus on myopia. We will look to working and strengthening partnerships to combat myopia.
IVI’s Myopia lecture series supported by Hoya starts on July 15. It aims to educate and update eye health care professionals about myopia control strategies and motivate them to deploy those strategies in their practices.
Over two months, the series will see weekly talks by global leaders in Myopia, on the following themes:
1: Real World Myopia Management
Dr Thomas A Aller, Owner, Dr. Thomas Aller Optometrist, Inc.; Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
2: Onset, Cause and Risk Factors for Myopia
Prof Padmaja Sankaridurg, Head, Myopia; Head, Intellectual Property BHVI; Conjoint Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales; Advisory Board Member, International Myopia Institute
3: Experimental Models for Myopia Control
Prof Earl L. Smith III, Professor Emeritus, University of Houston, College of Optometry
4: Clinical Trials for Myopia Control
Prof James Wolffsohn, Professor of Optometry & Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aston University
5: Update on the Guidelines for Management of Myopia
Dr Monica Jong, Executive Director, International Myopia Institute; Assistant Professor, University of Canberra
6: Role of Industries to arrest Myopia Progression
Prof Lyndon Jones, Director, Centre for Ocular Research & Education; University Research Chair, Professor, School of Optometry & Vision Science University of Waterloo.
For details and registration, visit indiavisioninstitute.org