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The future is now in your hands. You can take action today to educate and protect your patients against myopia.

Time is running out. In 30 years, 50% of the world's population will be myopic. This health epidemic will have an unprecedented impact on lifestyles, livelihoods, economies and health systems.

To reverse the trend we are mobilising an army to fight for the sight of this generation and for those that follow – you have the power to make a difference in the lives of your patients just by taking three steps...

#1. STAY EDUCATED: UNDERSTAND THE RISKS AND LATEST TREATMENTS.


Staying up-to-date concerning the risks and treatment of myopia is the best way you can protect your patients. Their future is in your hands.

The Myopia Education Program offered by the Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy can ensure you maintain the most up-to-date myopia knowledge and offers many free resources.

MYOPIA EDUCATION PROGRAM

#2. COMMUNICATE: TALK TO YOUR PATIENTS.


It is important for your patients to understand if they are at risk of myopia, and what steps they can take to help prevent and even slow the progression of myopia. Communicating to your patients about myopia will enable them to take action.

OPTOMETRIST RESOURCE

#3. TAKE ACTION: BE PART OF OUR MOVEMENT.


Myopia is projected to become a leading cause of blindness worldwide. You can help facilitate awareness and action by supporting awareness on social media. Will you be part of the movement?

Be sure to use #TheMyopiaMovement on social media and check out our social media toolkit for more resources.

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY...

Take a minute to watch and listen to some of the optometrists on the frontline ...
Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg
Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg
PhD, MIP, BOptom
  • Myopia Program Leader, Brien Holden Vision Institute
  • Conjoint Professor, School of Optometry and Vision Science UNSW
Prof Sankaridurg is one of the world’s leading myopia researchers and has been actively researching strategies to slow myopia since 2003. She is currently Head of Myopia Program at the Brien Holden Vision Institute.

Prof Sankaridurg was part of the team that won the Australian CRC Assocation award for Excellence in Innovation in 2011 and the Garland Clay Award from the American Academy of Optometry in 2013 for the most widely cited article, which was based on novel spectacle designs for myopia control.
Dr Monica Jong
Dr Monica Jong
PhD, BOptom
  • High Myopia Researcher, Brien Holden Vision Institute
  • Visiting Fellow, School of Optometry and Vision Science UNSW
  • Secretary, IAPB Refractive Error Working Group
  • Executive Manager, International Myopia Institute
Doctor Monica Jong is a Senior Research Fellow at Brien Holden Vision Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales Australia. She was co-author of a paper published in 2015, which projected that around half the world's population will have myopia by 2050, with close to 1 billion having high levels of myopia.

Her research focuses on clinical treatments to slow down myopia development in children and identifying high myopia risk factors to better target treatments.
Daniel Tilia
Daniel Tilia
BOptom (Hons), MOptom, GradCertOcTher, FBCLA, FAAO
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Brien Holden Vision Institute
Daniel is a part time PhD candidate at the UNSW, assessing the impact of binocular vision disorders on contact lens dissatisfaction.

He spent 16 years in private practice before joining the Brien Holden Institute in 2006. He has also been a clinical supervisor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales since 1994.

He has published on a variety of ophthalmic topics, including ocular pathology, contact lens case contamination, contact lens compliance, contact lens deposition, contact lens solution compatibility and novel contact lenses for correcting presbyopia.

YOU MAY NOT THINK YOU'RE AN ACTIVIST. BUT WE DO.

We have come together to form a movement that inspires ACTION.
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