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Advisors, Participants


Associates – consultants – participants

from Asia-Pacific

Christine Wildsoet (Australian), Professor, School of Optometry/Vision Science and The Myopia Control Clinic at University of California, Berkeley

Sally McFadden, Professor, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Australia

Ian Morgan, Professor Visual Sciences Group at Australian National University in Canberra and visiting scholar at Sun Yat-Sen University Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center in Guangzhou, China

Kathryn Rose, Head of the Discipline of Orthoptics, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Ophthalmic epidemiology in how cultural implications impact students’ study-time and sunshine.

Kate Gifford, a clinician-scientist and peer educator in private practice in Brisbane, Australia. Kate is active in raising public awareness of childhood myopia.

Michael Collins, Professor, Faculty of Health, School of Optometry and Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Scott Read, Associate Professor & Director of Research, School of Optometry & Vision Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Philip Cheng, Optometrist, Eyecare Concepts, The Myopia Clinic, Melbourne, Australia

John Phillips, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Research includes clinical research into childhood myopia development and progression.

Carly Siu Yin Lam, Professor, School of Optometry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Chi ho To, Professor, School of Optometry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Chea su Kee, Professor, School of Optometry, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Kyoko Ohno-Matsui, Professor-Chief, Center for Advanced Myopia, Tokyo Medical & Dental University Hospital, Tokyo

Audrey Chia Wei Lin, Ophthalmologist at Singapore National Eye Center and the KK Children’s Hospital. Low-dose atropine therapy research study in Asian children and European adolescents (w/Dr.Flitcroft, Dublin). 

Vanessa Leung (New Zealander), Physicist and Roman Schmied, Physicist, Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

from Europe, USA, Denmark, Slovenia, Hungary

Ian Flitcroft, Ophthalmologist and pediatric eye surgeon at Children’s University Hospital Dublin Ireland


Frank Schaeffel, Head, Section of Neurobiology of the Eye, University of Tübingen, Germany

David Troilo, Vice President & Dean of Academic Affairs, SUNY College of Optometry, New York 

Thomas Aller, Optometrist, San Bruno, California. Multi-focal contact and Ortho-K therapies to slow myopia eye growth in children.

Earl Smith, Dean at the College of Optometry, University of Houston. 

Lisa Ostrin, College of Optometry, University of Houston. Objectively measured light exposure during school and summer in children.

Jonathan Winawer, Professor, Cognition & Perception Doctoral Program in Psychology, New York University

Mark Harwood (originally from the UK), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, City College of New York

Laurent Madelain, Professor at URECA (Unité de Recherche en Sciences Cognitives et Affectes), Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III, France

Eva Lothar, Physician, photographer, filmmaker. Directs eye exercise workshops in USA and France

Klaus Trier, Ophthalmologist, Trier Research Laboratories in Hellerup, Denmark. Trials in 7-Methylxanthine (7-MX) pharmaceutical treatment for slowing progression of childhood myopia.

Matjaž Mihelčič, Optometrist and Professor at Velika Gorica University of Applied Sciences, Croatia and President of the Optical Association of Slovenia. Stress studies in education and computer usage.

Noémi Széll, M.D. and pediatric eye surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical and Health Science Center, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, Eye surgery Posterior Scleral Reinforcement in Progressive High Myopia

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