Christine Wildsoet

OD, PhD (Neurophysiol)

Wildsoet is known for her research into myopia, which is an increasing public health problem world-wide. Myopia has reached epidemic levels in some parts of East Asia. Her research encompasses two animal models for myopia: chicks and guinea pigs. These models enable the exploration of novel therapies for preventing myopia, slowing its progression, and rehabilitating the scleral wall of highly myopic eyes. Complementary human studies aim to refine current therapeutic options, as well as explore behavioral interventions by targeting the behavioral and environmental causes of the current myopia epidemic. She is a Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the America Academy of Optometry. She received the Glenn Fry award from the American Academy of Optometry in 2007 and Sek-Jin Chew Memorial Lecture Award from the International Myopia Conference in 2017. She currently serves on the advisory board of the International Myopia Institute. Email: Website: Wildsoet Lab.