EYECARE Oculus Joins International Myopia Institute as a Sponsor By Staff Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:18 AM SYDNEY, Australia—The International Myopia Institute (IMI) announced that German ophthalmic medical device maker, Oculus has agreed to support IMI activities to advance the research and awareness of myopia to prevent future vision impairment and blindness. “We are thrilled to have Oculus join in our mission to advance research, patient management and education in myopia. Open collaboration and sharing of knowledge globally with eyecare practitioners (ECPs) are critical to prevent future myopia-related vision impairment and blindness,” said IMI executive director Dr. Monica Jong.“We will continue to bring the latest, evidence-based information directly to all ECPs across the world which would not be possible without our industry supporters.” Oculus’s sponsorship of the International Myopia Institute (IMI) comes at an exciting time in myopia research. The IMI recently published volume two of the 2021 white papers and yearly digest in a special issue of the peer-reviewed Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS) and is now releasing the IMI 2021 clinical summaries. Christian Kirchhubel, CEO of Oculus, said, “We are delighted about the cooperation. Our mission at Oculus is to support eyecare professionals around the world with cutting-edge, high-tech development. We love saving and improving vision and are known for our innovative and reliable measurement solutions.” IMI chair, professor Serge Resnikoff, commented, “There remains much to do in terms of growing myopia awareness and improving both the eyecare practitioner’s and the general public’s knowledge of the need and ability to slow myopia progression clinically. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Oculus and all our sponsors in making evidence-based knowledge on myopia treatment and prevention freely available.” Access all the latest IMI white papers and clinical summaries in up to 12 international languages at myopiainstitute.org/imi-white-papers/.