July 8, 2022
ST. LOUIS — Earlier this year, the International Myopia Institute (IMI) released a global practitioner myopia management survey. Now, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) is partnering with the IMI to promote the distribution of the survey worldwide.
The IMI survey titled “Myopia Control Attitudes and Practice” builds upon data gathered in 2016 and 2019 to establish adoption of the latest evidence addressing the myopia epidemic and how it varies geographically and among ECPs. The IMI global practitioner survey is available in the following languages:
- IMI survey (English)
- IMI survey (Danish)
- IMI survey (Greek)
- IMI survey (Italian)
- IMI survey (Russian)
- IMI survey (Spanish)
- IMI survey (Simplified Chinese)
- IMI survey (Traditional Chinese)
- IMI survey (Turkish)
- IMI survey (Vietnamese)
“We encourage eye care professionals worldwide to take this survey whether or not they employ myopia management in their practices,” said WCO President Peter Hendicott, MAppSc, PhD. “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.”
“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 practices,” said IMI Chair Professor Serge Resnikoff.
The survey is open to eye care professionals worldwide and is scheduled to close in October 2022. Results are expected to be tabulated and reported in early 2023.