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About Us2019-04-16T02:38:02-04:00

About GCOMM

A not-for-profit organization to improve global quality of life through better vision.

The Global Council on Myopia Management is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that organizes professional education opportunities, promotes public awareness, and coordinates research activities.

Our mission is to halt the global myopia (near-sightedness) epidemic by educating parents and doctors about prevention and correction.

Addressing a Global Pandemic

1.5 billion people now have myopia, increasing their risks of vision loss through glaucoma, retinal detachment, and cataracts. The alarming growth is primarily caused by too much near-work, such as mobile device usage.

Myopia can be mitigated by better habits and new medical technologies. The Global Council on Myopia Management educates parents and doctors on practical ways to reduce or prevent myopia.

Directors

Dr. Edward Chow

President

Dr. Chow is a licensed optometrists and renowned expert in orthokeratology and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Chow is the first Canadian optometrist to engage in the practice of orthokeratology, is a frequent presenter and orthokeratology lecturer in Hong Kong, China, Japan and at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo. His goal is now to help as many people as possible improve their eyesight.

Dr. Bruce Williams

Vice President

Dr. Williams has published, lectured and conducted workshops on the fitting principles and follow-up care for Orthokeratology across the United States and in countries such as Canada, Australia, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Belgium, Spain, Colombia, Chile and the UK.

Amy Chow

Executive Director

Amy Chow is an eye care professional with degrees in both science and broadcast journalism. Having been immersed in the eye care industry for more than a decade, she is adept in her field as a licensed dispensing optician and contact lens fitter. She is particularly interested in specialty contact lenses, specifically RGP, Orthokeratology and Scleral Lens fittings, as well as ocular health and nutrition.

Dr. Archie Chung

Director

Dr. Chung specializes in Orthokeratology and specialty contact lenses and sports vision. He has conducted numerous contact lens research studies for various companies including Ciba Vision, Johnson & Johnson, Cooper Vision, and is an advisory board member for various companies including Signet Armorlite, Bausch & Lomb, TLC Laser Centres, Pfizer, RheoVision, and Alcon.

Pat Caroline

Director

Professor Caroline serves as an instructor and lecturer at the Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove Oregon (USA). He is a Fellow member and Diplomat of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry. He has published over 300 papers on a wide range of contact lens topics and has lectured extensively throughout the world.

Advisory Board

Dr. George Woo

Dr. Stanley Woo

Randy Kojima

Dr. Shalu Pal

Alex Frakking

JOIN THE FIGHT

Myopia is the leading cause of vision impairment globally, and a common cause of vision loss.

Myopia has reached pandemic proportions, in large part due to environmental and lifestyle factors. Myopia will affect an estimated 50 percent of the world population by 2050[1]. The negative impact on quality of life for hundreds of millions of youth and adults is more tragic considering myopia is now largely preventable.

You can help us halt myopia by sharing our educational content, joining our member group, or sponsoring our events.

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