World Council of Optometry Dry Eye Education Initiative website now available


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WCO Dry Eye Education Initiative website

WCO Dry Eye Education Initiative website

WCO and Alcon Resource offer on-demand webinars, practical tools and resources, and faculty information

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, November 9, 2022 / — The World Council of Optometry (MDG) and Alcon have launched an online resource in support of their global evidence-based dry eye education initiative. The website, dryeye.worldcouncilofptometry.infooffers on-demand webinars presented by world-renowned professors, practical tools including clinical studies and white papers, and other professional development resources.

World Council of Optometry President-Elect Dr. Sandra Block said, “Our new website brings the latest dry eye science and data to the entire optometric community with trusted information and tools. . No matter the size of your practice or the length of your experience, these resources offer practical steps to help improve quality of life for patients.

The first Dry Eye Spotlight on-demand webinar, “Dry Eye Disease Mitigation,” is now available on the website, following its debut yesterday. Presented by Professors Jennifer Craig, Lyndon Jones and James Wolffsohn, the lively discussion focuses on understanding the prevalence and etiology of dry eye, associated risk factors and how to triage patients with symptoms.

Registration for future live chat-enabled Dry Eye Spotlight webinars will open in the weeks prior to the start of each. These include “Dry Eye Disease Measurement” on January 17, 2023, “Dry Eye Disease Management” on March 8, 2023, and “Dry Eye Disease Wheel Tool” on May 16, 2023. On-demand versions then become active the following days.

Practical tools available on the website include articles, reports and clinical studies that explore the three main pillars of dry eye mitigation, measurement and management. This collection of practical tools will be updated regularly.

A featured blog from initiative faculty members and guest bloggers will share their latest insights with attendees.

The OMD and Alcon have partnered to develop the Dry Eye Education Initiative to improve optometrists’ understanding of dry eye disease and provide resources on practical management. Dry eye is a chronic condition and can be very painful. Approximately 1.4 billion people are affected by dry eye symptoms worldwide, with reports of increased occurrence matching notable factors such as increasing use of technology, environmental triggers and aging skin. population.

About the World Council of Optometry

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is an international nonprofit organization of individual optometrists, industry professionals and optometric organizations that envisions a world where optometry makes eye health and high-quality eye care accessible to all. Its mission is to facilitate the development of optometry worldwide and to support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian awareness. To learn more, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Alcon

Alcon helps people see brilliantly. As a global eye care leader with a heritage of over 75 years, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to improve sight and improve people’s lives. Our surgical and vision care products touch the lives of more than 260 million people each year in more than 140 countries living with conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors. Our more than 24,000 associates improve quality of life through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that improve access to quality eye care. Learn more about

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