HOYA Vision Care has announced its support for an independent medical education program with The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS), which will focus on enhancing awareness about myopia and the importance of early treatment, contribute to improved standards of care in myopia management and inform and educate eye doctors and eye care professionals (ECPs) as well as parents about the rapid global increase of myopia in children, the impact on vision and evolving approaches to prevent, manage and treat paediatric myopia. HOYA states that the company recognizes the leading role paediatric ophthalmologists and WSPOS play to advance the standards of care for myopia globally. This collaboration is designed to expand the quantity and quality of education, highlighting all aspects of myopia and its’ management in children. This will be achieved by creating training content which will be shared on WSPOS’s platforms as well as on HOYA’s global ECP educational platform. Renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ken Nischal, WSPOS Co- founder and Division Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, will lead the worldwide faculty of the WSPOS leadership in the project to share the latest practices and approaches to myopia management in children.
“The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) is pleased to announce the launch of this independently developed comprehensive education plan, designed to build awareness about the early diagnosis and treatment of childhood myopia,” said Dr. Ken Nischal. “We would like to thank HOYA Vision Care for their support of this independent education program where we will be able to share current and evolving treatment information with a network of Eye Care Professionals and help them to integrate myopia management into their practice.” The education program will be launched with a four-hour virtual, live program on 19th and 20th November, at 2-4pm GMT. Eye care practitioners can register for the program. Additional programs to follow include a series of three video interviews, three podcasts, supplement and webinars in early 2023.