Discussion workshop: Myopia - putting the standard of care into practice
The WCO resolution advises optometrists to incorporate within their practice the standard of care for myopia management, which shifts from simply correcting vision to managing the condition, and includes public education and early, frequent discussions with parents that explain:
• What myopia is
• Lifestyle factors that may impact myopia
• The increased risks to long-term ocular health that myopia brings
• The available approaches that can be used to manage myopia and slow its progression.
This session will explore these elements of the resolution through three cases: a pre-myope, evaluation and measurement in routine examination, and a progressing myope, and look at some of the tools available to eye care professionals which will enable the implementation this standard of care in everyday practice.
Optometrists and dispensing opticians
The ability to communicate with parents and patients about myopia using the 3Ms of the World Council of Optometry resolution
An understanding of the mitigating risk factors for childhood myopia and how this will be measured and recorded
An understanding of the current options available for managing the onset and progression of myopia
Contact lens opticians
An understanding of the World Council of Optometry 3 M’s for the care of patients who are at risk of or have developed myopia and how this may be applied to your clinical practice using contact lenses