A equipa por detrás da Myopia Care
Pascal Blaser e Nick Dash colaboraram para formar “myopia.caretm”, desde o conceito inovador até à implementação. Ao fornecerem “myopia.caretm” criaram um mecanismo para reduzir o impacto da chamada “Epidemia de Miopia”.
Actualmente, a maioria dos profissionais de saúde ocular acompanha regularmente o aumento contínuo da miopia, ano após ano, sem questionar métodos que possam retardar este progresso.
A ciência moderna tem dado aos PCE os métodos para retardar a progressão da miopia e nós temos o dever de cuidar dos doentes para os considerar.
É nossa missão derrubar as barreiras que limitam a adopção de estratégias de controlo da miopia. Para o conseguirmos, acreditamos que é necessário que haja uma mensagem coerente de paciente para profissional. Apoiar o processo em cada passo do caminho com ciência e educação.
Isto é conseguido através de uma via de cuidados clínicos da criança e dos pais para um especialista em “miopia.caretm” com formação adequada. Fornecer e aconselhar os profissionais sobre as técnicas cientificamente comprovadas que comprovadamente permitem um controlo eficaz*.
Founder & Developer
M.Sc. of Vision Science and Business (Optometry)
Especialista em optometrismo e nerd dos novos meios de comunicação
Pascal Blaser é um especialista em lentes de contacto Optometrista com 10 anos de experiência na indústria das lentes de contacto. Ele desenvolveu vários designs de lentes de contacto para melhorar a qualidade visual dos seus utilizadores.
Actualmente, trabalha na gestão de um fabricante independente de lentes de contacto feito à medida na Suíça. Pascal Blaser tem apresentado palestras sobre lentes de contacto na Europa e no Médio Oriente para melhorar as competências dos especialistas em cuidados visuais. Além disso, ele está hospedando vários sites em diferentes setores.
Esta paixão pelos cuidados visuais e pelas novas plataformas multimédia deu-lhe a ideia de criar uma ferramenta simples e útil para ajudar o doente afectado e apoiar o especialista na sua prática diária.
Chief Business Development Officer
BSc (Hons), MSc, FCOptom, PDipM.
Developing the future
Ross Grant is a founding partner of ToolBox Training and Consultancy, based in Zürich Switzerland. He is an optometrist who has worked in the optical industry for over 40 years in practice, research, marketing and general management. He believes that there are many challenges associated with the growing prevalence of myopia in the world, and in its prevention and management from both clinical and business aspects.
ToolBox provides business consultancy to the optical and pharmaceutical industries, specialising in organisational behaviour management, strategic restructuring, project management and compliance.soll.
Our Clinical Advisors
Dr. Thomas Aller
Dr. Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA. Currently a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry and for 27 years Dr. Thomas Aller has been researching the use of bifocal contacts for the control of myopia. After receiving the world’s earliest patent for a method of myopia progression control, he spent ten very enjoyable years collaborating with Brien Holden and the Vision CRC on their anti-myopia program.
Dr. Aller is currently conducting clinical trials on myopia management with an EDOF multifocal contact lens, as well as an anti-hyperopia multifocal lens design. He is also serving as a scientific and clinical advisor to TreeHouse Eyes. In 2016 he launched Myappia, a myopia progression control progression app. Dr. Aller is also the editor of managemyopia.org. Dr. Aller is a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley and was also an Adjunct Professor at University of Houston and serves as a consultant and advisor to several companies working on myopia control contacts, spectacles and pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Aller is also participating in the International Myopia Institute, dedicated to developing an authoritative consensus report on the myopia epidemic, its consequences and the recommended treatment approaches. Dr. Aller is the proud recipient of the 2018 Award of Excellence from the Global Specialty Lens Symposium.
Dr. Oliver Woo
Optometrist UNSW, FIAOMC
Dr Oliver Woo (Orthokeratologist, Myopia Management Consultant) Graduated from School of Optometry, University of New South Wales, Australia in 1994 and established an independent Optometrist practice in Sydney, Australia since 1997.
His special interest are paediatric optometry, myopia prevention and control contact lens fitting with Orthokeratology and specialty contact lenses. Oliver Woo opened an Orthokeratology and Myopic Control Clinic in 2010. He become first Australian fellow of International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopic Control (FIAOMC) and mentor in 2007 where he actively participate in the continuing education conference of the IAOA (International Academy of Orthokeratology Asian Section) as an instructor and mentor for FIAOMC of Chinese ophthalmologists. Since 2014 he is at Board of Director and Senior Member Examination coordinator and Examiner of Oceania Society of Orthokeratology (Australia and New Zealand). He is also since 2017 in the FIAO Executive Committee.
Oliver Woo helping South East Asia countries optometrist associations in developing and organising Myopic Management programme and conferences and he lead the ub-Committee for Orthokeratology and Myopia Management of Asia Optometric Congress (AOC) and AOC Academy 2019
In the last years he actively participate in many local and international optometry and ophthalmology conferences and as lecturers, mentors and coaches (over 60 international presentations).
Watch his interview on ABC News on youtube.
Optometrist FIACLE, FBCLA
Giancarlo Montani is Professor of Clinical Contact Lens Application at the University of Salento, Italy. Involved in Optometry education since 1988, he has been Department Head of the Contact Lens Division at the Santa Chiara University Medical Centre in Pisa, Italy until 2004. In 2007 Professor Giancarlo Montani has co-founded the Centre for contact lens research of the University of Salento.
Giancarlo Montani also works in private practice. He has published numerous articles in optometric journals and has been invited as a lecturer to several national and international Optometry Congresses.
DOptom, FSLS, FBCLA
Daddi Fadel is a lens designer and specialist in contact lenses for irregular cornea, scleral lenses, myopia control, and orthokeratology.
She speaks five languages; Arabic, French, English, Italian and Greek. She studied optometry at Istituto Superiore di Scienze Optometriche (ISSO) in Rome (1998-2001), a four-year course achieved in three years with honors. She started to lecture and publish from her first year of Optometry school.
She has 20 years’ experience in optometry and specialty contact lenses. She runs an optometric practice specializing in contact lenses in Italy where she personally designs and fits special customized contact lenses. She is internationally recognized as a key opinion leader, who has several peer-reviewed publications in the area of specialty contact lenses, and is a speaker in national and international symposia. She is the first Certified EyePrint Practitioner outside the USA and Canada.
She is the Founder and Immediate Past President of Accademia Italiana Lenti Sclerali (AILeS), Co-founder and President of Euro & Austral-Asia Scleral Lens Academy (EASLA), Council of the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists (ISCLS), member of the medical advisory board of the International Keratoconus Academy (IKA), Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLES), Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), Programme Chair of the International Summit of Specialty Contact Lens (ISSCL) and Board Member of the International Forum for Scleral Lens Research (IFSLR) and the International Congress of Scleral Contact (ICSC).
BScHons(Optom) MCOptom ,Dip SVA.
Nick Dash is an Independent Clinical Optometrist with 30 years of varied experience and interest in a range of world-leading technologies to improve Global Eye Care.
He is currently honorary lecturer at University of Wales, Cardiff whilst continuing his commercial interests and running educational events such as SkiCPD. Nick has lectured throughout the world from Harvard Medical School in the USA, to being invited 3 times by the Hong Kong Government to be Key Note Speaker on three separate occasions.
Many of his peers regard Nick to be a Key Opinion Leader in Optometry, evident when asked to give a presentation at the BCLA “Visionaries Meeting’ at the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2015.
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