CORE Offers Insights on Contact Lens Industry Growth, Safety, Wearer Satisfaction at NCC 2020

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WATERLOO, Ontario—Scientists from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) will have their largest-ever presence at the 8th Dutch Contact Lens Congress (Nederlands Contactlens Congress/NCC), which runs March 15-16 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. CORE researchers are scheduled to present multiple papers, posters and education sessions on some of the most critical issues in contact lens prescribing and development, including industry growth, contact lens safety, wearer satisfaction and pediatric use. “The theme of the conference is ‘Beyond 2020’ and we consider this an apt description of what we have in store for NCC this year,” CORE head of clinical research Jill Woods, MSc, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, said in an announcement.

“Our topics are central to what’s ahead for the entire contact lens category. CORE’s independence, the breadth of our research capabilities, and our work with a range of sponsors globally generate unique perspectives—ones we’re excited to share in Veldhoven.”

Dr. Woods is the lead author of “5 years of daily disposable contact lens wear in children,” which will be presented on Monday, March 16, in conjunction with the MiSight 1 day clinical study group. She will also deliver a podium review of the “Satisfaction of habitual wearers of reusable multifocal lenses when refitted with a daily disposable, silicone hydrogel multifocal lens” poster on the afternoon of Sunday, March 15.

Doerte Luensmann, PhD, Dipl. Ing. (AO), FAAO, a senior clinical scientist at CORE, will speak on new digitally-aided techniques for successful lens fitting as part of two paper presentations. And CORE clinical scientist Karen Walsh, BSc(Hons), PGDip, MCOptom, FIACLE, FBCLA, and director Lyndon Jones, PhD, DSc, FCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, are teaming up at NCC for two continuing education programs that are sure to draw sizable crowds.

In addition to its clinical education tracks, NCC is known for bringing together eyecare professionals with social events, celebrating friendships and professional relationships alike. The eyecare professionals attending NCC will be in for a special treat as the opening day comes to a close, when Drs. Jones and Walsh assist Sarah Morgan, BSc(Hons), MPhil, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA, in a comedy and live music-filled eye and music-themed quiz.