We join the National Myopia Observatory

Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger has joined the members of the National Myopia Observatory! This space brings together recognized experts on the issue of myopia: ophthalmologists, pediatricians, health economists, etc. All these professionals work as much together as separately in their offices, to inform and raise awareness among as many people as possible about myopia. But what are the exact missions of this Observatory? Discover them in this COP9 article!

The three main missions of

the National Myopia Observatory

By joining the National Myopia Observatory (link in french), Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger (link in french) takes part in their missions. The main goal of this Observatory is to bring together vision specialists in order to advance knowledge of myopia through clinical and epidemiological studies, but also opinion analyzes such as “the Myopia Barometer in France”, which we will develop in the next part of this article.


The three main missions are:


  • develop a strategy and create content for the scientific community and the general public;

  • as part of the Together Against Myopia campaign, validate the scientifically written content;

  • supervise studies on myopia.


Indeed, it has been noted that the French are very interested in solutions to curb myopia.

It is therefore necessary to communicate on this subject: the progressive myopia of young people is not inevitable, and can be slowed down.

The National Myopia Observatory and

the Myopia Barometer in France

The aims of Myopia Barometer are :


  • demonstrate the level of knowledge of the French about myopia (characteristics, symptoms, risks and complications, etc.);

  • the regularity of ophthalmological monitoring of myopic patients;

  • the prevalence of this vision disorder;

  • the level of knowledge of ways to act against myopia.


To quote some figures from the Myopia Barometer: less than 2 in 10 French people seem to know the curbing solutions and 52% of French people believe that there is nothing more to do once myopia sets in!

These figures demonstrate a lack of awareness directly linked to a lack of information, which the National Myopia Observatory, with Together Against Myopia and National Myopia Week (link in french), tend to compensate.


The first barometer was carried out from April 12 to 22, 2022, among 3,100 French people over 18 years old, as well as 501 parents of children under 18 years old, thanks to the Ipsos Access panel, carried out online.


The second barometer took place from July 17 to 25, 2023, still on the Internet via the Ipsos Access Panel among 3,500 French people over 18 years old.


The COP9 team invites you to discover in detail the Myopia Barometer in France!


The role of Dr Stéphanie Zwillinger and COP9
in the National Myopia Observatory

Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger joined the National Myopia Observatory to provide her pediatric expertise. This Observatory also offers health professionals numerous resources to raise awareness among patients and inform them about solutions to curb myopia. This awareness also involves our participation in National Myopia Week each year.


Our COP9 team reminds you that regular follow-up with the ophthalmologist is essential to detect visual disorders early and adapt optical correction if necessary. Besides optical solutions, there are also visual exercises and relaxation techniques to prevent eye fatigue and improve visual fatigue caused by myopia.


Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger reminds you that it is also important to take care of your eyes by avoiding visual fatigue and adopting healthy lifestyle habits to maintain good vision. Myopia can be successfully treated and corrected, allowing individuals to see clearly and enjoy a better quality of life.

In conclusion

At the heart of the National Myopia Observatory are recognized experts in the field of ophthalmology and pediatrics, such as Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger.


The fight against myopia involves different approaches, ranging from optical corrections to refractive surgical interventions, including prevention and visual exercises. Regular follow-up with the pediatric ophthalmologist is essential to diagnose and monitor the progression of myopia in young people.


To be discovered

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