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Essilor to Host Virtual Myopia Management Event for Canadians

February 11, 2022

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MONTREAL — Essilor will host “A New Perspective on Myopia,” a virtual event for Canadian ECPs, on February 23. The event is designed to explore the best practices in myopia management adapted to the needs of Canadians and educate ECPs on Essilor’s Stellest lens technology and guidelines.

In this one-hour session, attendees will hear from experts in myopia management to get the latest data on myopia and to learn about new ways available for controlling myopia in Canada, including:

  • myopia risk factors and solutions
  • monitoring myopic children in Canada
  • Essilor Stellest lenses to fight myopia progression in children
  • sharing experiences about managing myopia in the office

Among the renowned guests speakers already confirmed for this event are:

  • Dr. Guillaume Giraudet, who holds a master’s degree in optometry and a doctorate in cognitive sciences, and who is currently in charge of the R&D program at Essilor International in France (Créteil), where one of his main research areas is myopia in children. He has been an associate professor at the University of Montreal School of Optometry and in charge of R&D at Essilor Canada.
  • Dr. Millicent Knight, Senior Vice President, Customer Development Group, Essilor of America, who is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the National Optometric Association (NOA), both of which named her Optometrist of the Year. She currently chairs the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition and is a board member of Optometry Giving Sight. She has a diverse and extensive background in the eye care industry, including hospital-based ophthalmology/optometry.
  • Dr. Langis Michaud, who graduated from the School of Optometry at the University of Montreal and is currently Director of the EOUM. He has conducted several clinical studies and published numerous articles. His research interests include myopia control, physiological effects of scleral lenses, corneal biomechanics associated with keratoconus, and ocular manifestations of the Fabry disease.
  • Dr. Shalu Pal, who is currently the owner of a group practice in Toronto. She is a board member of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, Cornea and Contact Lens Section, and the co-founder of the Canadian Contact Lens Academy.
  • Olga Prenat, Head of Medical Marketing, Professional Relations and Vision Care Education at EssilorLuxottica, who has more than 25 years of experience in the optical business. With an MSc Optometry and an EMBA from HEC Paris, she has been developing educational programs for eye care practitioners worldwide. She is also a founding member of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics and was on the review board of Optometry & Visual Performance magazine. She formerly practiced and taught optometry and optics. She was the Director of the Institute and Center of Optometry (ICO) in France between 2010 and 2013.

The event will broadcast on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, all across Canada and will be available in both French and English, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST.

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