Discussion workshop: The art of prescribing for myopia
The optimum treatment window for myopia management is narrow and often when myopia is low and its impact is not understood. ECPs are well placed to educate parents on managing myopia with alternative options to traditional methods of correction, but this needs careful management and assessment of the context in hand.
Optometrists and dispensing opticians
Understands strategies for advising young patients and their parents on myopia management and the likely success (or not) of various treatment options
Understands the myopia development and the risks associated with increasing myopia and can balance those risks against the risk of treatment
Understands the evidence-base behind a range of options for myopia management, knows how to incorporate myopia management into clinical practice and at what stage to intervene
Contact lens opticians
Understands the evidence-base behind a range of options including contact lenses, for myopia management. Knows how to incorporate myopia management into clinical practice and at what stage to intervene