Essilor forms task force to combat rise of myopia


Essilor looks to establish a recommended protocol for treating and managing myopia by partnering with 14 ODs on a task force.

The company announced its Myopia Initiative in Action (MIA) at its national sales meeting in early January.

“The rate at which the prevalence of myopia is increasing is staggering,” says Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM, senior vice president of customer development at Essilor of America.

“True to our mission of improving lives by improving sight,” she says, “we are bringing together some of the industry’s top eyecare professionals with diverse areas of myopia interest and expertise to address this problem together through new research and open collaboration.”

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