Driving change to put the brakes on myopia
Back in 2017 at 100% Optical, CooperVision presented a 60-minute lecture on myopia management called ‘Time to stop talking and start doing’. Six years on, this presentation will reflect on how far the profession has come, what we’ve learned and what’s yet to overcome to make sure that no myopic child is left untreated. What more can we all do to speed up the changes needed within the profession to slow down the progression of myopia?
Optometrists and dispensing opticians
Gain an understanding of all current methods available for myopia management including spectacle options, contact lens options and pharmacological agents with specific emphasis on those that are available in the UK
Reflect on current attitudes towards myopia management among UK ECPS and understand how that may or may not have changed within the last few years
Gain an understanding of the current clinical evidence base for myopia management in 2023 and how this has moved forwards within the last few years
Contact lens opticians
Gain an understanding of the perceived barriers for myopia management contact lenses that some ECPs may have and how these can be addressed during contact lens fitting and aftercare to insure they are working within the current evidence base