Partnering with Myopia Management Leaders
We strongly believe in the power of partnership – both with our customers and organizations around the world.
There’s broad consensus that eye care professionals have a responsibility to not only correct refractive error but also to prescribe interventions that can help slow down the progression of myopia. Our work with global organizations such as the World Council of Optometry (WCO), the International Myopia Institute (IMI), the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Myopia Profile, the Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC), and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) are focused on promoting myopia management best practices and supporting ongoing research and education – all with the goal of making myopia management the standard of care.
World Council of Optometry (WCO)
CooperVision is founding partner for the WCO’s global campaign to make myopia management a standard of care, centered around evidence based approaches and without bias towards any particular treatments. Since 2021, the partnership has made major strides forward, including the development of a multilingual online learning resource for eye care professionals (ECPs), the participation of over 1,800 ECPs on six continents in virtual education programs, and the endorsement of WCO’s standard of care resolution by tens of thousands of optometrists and over 100 organizations.
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
As a member of the IAPB, CooperVision supports the organization’s efforts to generate broad public awareness of – and professional and political commitment to address – the increasing global health concern posed by childhood myopia and its close association with visual impairment later in life. The IAPB leads the support for political change and campaigns to implement annual vision screening in schools and businesses to enhance global economic growth for everyone. Together, we are working to raise awareness of the importance of eye health and further develop and refine effective myopia management strategies as part of universal access to eye health care in countries around the world.
International Myopia Institute (IMI)
CooperVision proudly serves as a Platinum Sponsor of the IMI, supporting this coalition of professional experts in the global advancement of myopia research, classification and patient management. IMI efforts to address the potentially sight-threatening complications of myopia are focused on the multi-lingual, international publication and distribution of white papers to eye care professionals, policymakers and the public to establish the standard and best practice for myopia research.
World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS)
CooperVision supports the WSPOS in educating the pediatric ophthalmology community on best practices in myopia management through the society’s successful live and on-demand professional curricula.
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
CooperVision has made a major five-year financial commitment to support efforts by the AAO to help protect children from the vision-threatening potential consequences of myopia and to promote effective management interventions.
Global Myopia Awareness Coalition (GMAC)
CooperVision is a founding member of GMAC, whose mission is to promote public awareness of childhood myopia as a treatable disease through direct-to-consumer channels and awareness among governments, non-governmental organization (NGOs), and other healthcare associations.