LaunchPad: Also New Registration Now Open for World Council of Optometry and Alcon Jan. 31 Dry Eye Disease Webinar By Staff Friday, December 9, 2022 12:11 AM Product: “Dry Eye Spotlight 2: Measurement,” a webinar from the World Council of Optometry and Alcon. Top Line: WCO and Alcon have opened registration for “Dry Eye Spotlight 2: Measurement,” the second in a series of global dry eye disease education webinars. Close Up: The January 31, 2023 webinar, led by professor James Wolffsohn and featuring professors Jennifer Craig and Lyndon Jones, explores the signs and symptoms of dry eye and how to confirm a diagnosis. In this installment, the expert faculty shares evidence-based, practical methods for adopting measurement techniques and highlights those which are available without additional investment in instrumentation. Professor Wolffsohn said, “The main thing that I want viewers of this webinar to take away is how important it is to get involved in mitigating, measuring, and managing dry eye. Twenty to 30 percent of your patients likely suffer from dry eye. You can offer them so much relief and improve their quality of life by understanding what they’re experiencing, making a clear diagnosis, and delivering really simple treatment.” WCO and Alcon partnered to develop the dry eye disease education initiative to raise optometrists’ understanding of dry eye and deliver resources on practical management. The education initiative brings together world-renowned experts to share the latest dry eye disease data and science with the entire optometric community.Vital Stats: The “Dry Eye Spotlight 2: Measurement” webinar will be independently presented in three time zones with live faculty-attendee interaction on January 31, 2023. Participants may choose their session when registering. 5 p.m. HKT/SST = Hong Kong/Singapore 6 p.m. CET = Central Europe 6 p.m. PST = Pacific Standard The first webinar in the series, “Dry Eye Spotlight 1: Mitigation,” is now available on demand at the initiative’s recently launched website. Led by professor Craig, it focuses on understanding the prevalence and etiology of dry eye, associated risk factors, and how to triage patients presenting with symptoms. The website also features tools and resources based on the three main pillars of mitigation, measurement, and management that eyecare professionals can use right away. The January 31 presentation will be available on demand following the event. Registration for the third and fourth webinars in the Dry Eye Spotlight series, “Management” (March 7) and “Dry Eye Wheel Tool” (May 9), will open in the coming months. The event includes an interactive live chat to give participants exclusive access to these experts at no cost. Register here.