• 1 School of Health & Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Electronic address:
  • 2 Department of Physics (Optics and Optometry), University of Florence, Italy
  • 3 School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • 4 School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
  • 5 Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 6 Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, China
  • 7 Contact Lens Section, Federal University of São Paulo/Paulista School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 8 School of Health & Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • 9 Point Vision Bordeaux, Ophthalmologic Center, Bordeaux, France
  • 10 Clinical and Experimental Optometry Research Lab (CEORLab) - Center of Physics, University of Minho, Portugal
  • 11 University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • 12 Global R&D, Menicon Company Limited, Nagoya, Japan
  • 13 Clinica Schaefer, Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
  • 14 International Association of Contact Lens Educators, Pune, India
  • 15 Eye-Contact-Lens Research & Education, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 16 Department of Refraction Pathology, Binocular Vision and Ophthalmoergonomics, Helmholtz National Medical Research Centre of Eye Diseases, Moscow, Russia
  • 17 Optometry and Vision Science Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia
  • 18 Department of Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Optics and Optometry, European University of Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Spain
  • 19 Suite 906, Medical Plaza Makati, Amorsolo Corner Dela Rosa Sts, Makati 1229, Philippines
  • 20 Department of Optometry, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • 21 School of Health & Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK; Optometry & Vision Research, Weinheim, Germany; School of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • 22 Myopia.Care, SwissLens, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 23 University Antonio Nariño, Optometry Research Group, Faculty of Optometry, Colombia
  • 24 School of Optometry, The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • 25 Alcon Latin America, LACAR Vision Care, Barrio Loreto, Alcaldia Álvaro Obregón; Ciudad de México
  • 26 International Association of Contact Lens Educators, Lima, Peru
Cont Lens Anterior Eye, 2020 02;43(1):9-17.
PMID: 31761738 DOI: 10.1016/j.clae.2019.11.002


PURPOSE: A survey in 2015 identified a high level of eye care practitioner concern about myopia with a reported moderately high level of activity, but the vast majority still prescribed single vision interventions to young myopes. This research aimed to update these findings 4 years later.

METHODS: A self-administrated, internet-based questionnaire was distributed in eight languages, through professional bodies to eye care practitioners globally. The questions examined: awareness of increasing myopia prevalence, perceived efficacy of available strategies and adoption levels of such strategies, and reasons for not adopting specific strategies.

RESULTS: Of the 1336 respondents, concern was highest (9.0 ± 1.6; p 

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