Issue No. 51 of Contact Lens Update Recaps the Recent Canadian Dry Eye Summit


WATERLOO, Ontario—The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has published issue number 51 of its free online education magazine, Contact Lens Update. For the first time, an entire edition has been dedicated to a single conference: the Canadian Dry Eye Summit, which was held in Toronto in mid-November. “Clinical management of dry eye disease is front of mind for many practitioners as they explore building and expanding their contemporary evidence-based practice,” Karen Walsh, CORE clinical scientist and Contact Lens Update editor, said in an announcement.

“We’re excited to bring the best of the Canadian Dry Eye Summit to professionals around the world through our newest issue.”

In its second year, the sold-out two-day conference delivered credible and practical education to nearly 200 optometrists, the announcement noted.

Key observations from the speakers are summarized in the editorial of the special edition along with a downloadable summary of the TFOS DEWS II diagnostic and treatment algorithms designed by CORE. The conference highlights section covers how to take steps to start or expand a dry eye practice.

“We were delighted with the level of enthusiasm displayed by the practitioners attending the summit,” said Dr. Richard Maharaj, specialist dry eye practitioner and educational chair of the conference. “We hope the education shared will help practitioners to better serve their dry eye patients, and believe this collaboration with CORE and Contact Lens Update will help disseminate that information to a much wider audience.”

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) was established in 1988 at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science.