DEWS II: THE TFOS DRY EYE WORKSHOP UPDATE!
TFOS has received more than 300 nominations for participants in the DEWS II. Thank you! Once we have raised enough funds to support this initiative, we will launch the WorkShop. A Steering Committee will be appointed, and they will establish detailed objectives, decide upon a timeline and select and invite participants.
We anticipate that DEWS II will update the definition, classification and diagnosis of dry eye disease, critically assess the etiology, mechanism, distribution and global impact of this disorder, and address its management and therapy.
For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy at Amy@TearFilm.org.
TFOS CONTEST: YOUR VISION HAS VALUE
Don’t forget to BLINK! And, join the TFOS International Contest & win $2,500 for your vision! Friday, November 21st is the last day we’re accepting submissions. . .
In 250 words or less, please answer the following questions:
1. How can TFOS better achieve its mission?
2. How can you help TFOS achieve this mission?
Need more? Check out the TFOS website for more inspiration: http://tearfilm.org/contest.php
DOWNLOAD THE TFOS CLDW REPORT APP!
The TFOS CLDW Report is now available for your smartphone! You may download the App for free: http://bit.ly/10y7S0x
Translations of the CLDW Précis and the Executive Summary are now available in multiple languages, including Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Thank you to Alcon for these translations!
If you are interested in licensing the rights to a different language translation, please contact Amy at Amy@TearFilm.org and ask for details.
Did you see the new TFOS website?
Visit the new TFOS website at www.tfosblog.org
Please note that we are still building the new site, so if you see something missing, please don’t hesitate to let us know!
Art for the Visually Impaired
Thank you to all who joined for the special soirée in the Vatican Museums on Saturday, May 17th. We toured the beautiful gardens and learned about a new multi-sensory project for children and adults with visual and/or hearing impairment. Our evening included a private viewing of the Sistine Chapel and a sunset reception at Casina Pio IV the Vatican City Pontifical Academy of Science. More information about the project can be found here:
This event is one in a series of initiatives designed to promote appreciation of art for the visually impaired. A brief description of this event and the overall project may be found at: http://www.tfosblog.org/special_events.php
Please feel free to contact me for additional information: Amy@TearFilm.org
The Power of a Blink !
Thanks to the Opticians Association of Massachusetts and the Opticians Association of America for promoting the TFOS #ThinkBlink campaign! BLINK now & read here how to join our global effort to improve eye health!
You and me ?we just wanna see
If you blink your eyes? you’ll know what I mean
A blink and you’ll find? that something has changed
You’ll see something new ?a world with a view?. . . Just for you.
Please join TFOS and help the world see better! It will only take a moment to buy the song, “Blink Around the World.” Proceeds will go to TFOS and its mission, promoting the importance of vision, eye-health & need for more innovative research. “Blink Around the World” can be purchased on Amazon.com or via iTunes .
Ask your friends and colleagues to buy this song and #ThinkBlink!
While we are honored that Members, organizations and institutions want to promote TFOS, in order to maintain brand consistency and content accuracy, please contact us for permission before using/distributing/referencing the TFOS name, logo or materials. The only ‘official’ TFOS activities, events or literature are those which we authorize and promote. Thanks.
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