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#85 A Talk with Monica Jong (Vision By Design Special)

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About Dr. Monica Jong

Dr. Monica Jong is the Global Director of Professional Education, Myopia at Johnson
& Johnson Vision where she leads practitioner education initiatives around the world to support evidence-based myopia management.
She was the former Executive Director of the International Myopia Institute, an organization she helped co-found. In this role Monica led the development of white papers and key initiatives to bring consensus to the field of myopia management by bringing together leading researchers, clinicians, educators, policy-makers and public health experts. Today these key white papers are utilized by peak health bodies and professional eye care associations worldwide.
Monica has published numerous peer reviewed articles in high impact journals in the areas of epidemiology, high myopia and clinical trials. She co-created the first global online education program in myopia at the Brien Holden Vision Institute. She was also the scientific secretary of the WHO meeting on myopia in 2015 and co-authored the WHO report on the Impact of Myopia and High Myopia. Monica was the former secretary of the Refractive Error Working group of the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and contributed to position papers and advocacy initiatives in refractive error.
Monica has practiced optometry in private and corporate, rural and urban settings as well as public health. She is passionate about research and education and continues to mentor graduate students from developing and developed countries. Monica has presented at more than 400 global scientific and practitioner meetings. Monica like to keep physically and mentally fit byalso practicing Muay Thai, the art of eight limbs while spending time with her two children.

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