Discussion workshop: Making myopia work with teamwork
Updated guidance from the College of Optometrists and ABDO supports myopia management in clinical practice. It is recommended that all eye care professionals should be able to have a conversation around the potential for a child to develop myopia, lifestyle changes that may delay or prevent the onset of myopia as well as managing he established myope. This workshop will work through three different scenarios to review how support staff can help gather information prior to an eye examination as well as how eye care professionals can lean on support staff to maximise a discussion on myopia and myopia management enabling a strong recommendation.
An understanding of how all practice colleagues can support with myopia management
An understanding of the factors that determine the most effective method of myopia management for an individual patient
An understanding of what parts of the examination can be delegated to a colleague
An understanding of the range of ways that myopia management can be communicated to patients
An understanding of how to effectively communicate myopia management and how the practice team can support this.