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Webinar: Myopia management - the new standard of optometric care

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CooperVision logoThis webinar, delivered in partnership with CooperVision, aims to encourage and support practitioners in including myopia management in their practice; both before the onset of the condition and once myopia is manifest.

Modification of environment and behaviour has been shown to be effective in delaying the onset of myopia in childhood. We will clarify how children at risk for future myopia can be identified and discuss what evidence-based advice could be given to parents and children to retard myopia onset.

 

CET

To be eligible for the CET you must attend for the duration of the session. We recommend you join the session at least five minutes before the webinar is due to begin.

7:00PM - 8:00PM

Myopia management - the new standard of optometric care

Myopia management - the new standard of optometric care

Learning objectives

Optometrist

1.2.4 Be able to discuss different myopia management strategies with patients
5.3.3 Be able to take an evidence-based approach to fitting contact lenses for myopia management
4.1.5 Be able to take an evidence-based approach to dispensing spectacle lenses for myopia management

Dispensing optometrist

1.2.4 Be able to outline different myopia management strategies with patients
5.1.1 Be aware of the different types of contact lenses available for myopia management
4.1.2 Be able to take an evidence-based approach to dispensing spectacle lenses for myopia management

Contact lens optician

1.2.4 Be able to discuss different myopia management strategies with patients
5.5.3 Be able to take an evidence-based approach to fitting contact lenses for myopia management

Competencies

Optometrist

CompetenciesOOcommunication

Communication

 

 

CompetenciesOOcontactlenses

Contact Lenses

 

 

CompetenciesOOopticalappliances

Optical Appliances

 

 

Dispensing optician

Communication

Communication

 

 

Contact lenses

Contact Lenses

 

 

Optical Appliances logo

Optical Appliances

 

 

Contact lens optician

Comunication

Communication

 

 

Contact lenses

Contact Lenses

Dr Sara McCullough

Dr Sara McCullough is a lecturer in optometry and vision science at Ulster University. Her research interests include myopia and other refractive errors in childhood and she is a co-investigator on the Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) study, the largest prospective study of eyes and vision in childhood in the UK and Ireland. The study aims to predict the refractive error outcome for a child depending on their family history, visual activity and ocular biometry to help inform clinicians of those individuals most at risk of developing significant refractive error, particularly myopia.

Sara currently teaches the binocular vision and orthoptics module and coordinates the integrated masters for the undergraduate optometry programme at Ulster. She is also a research advisor for The College of Optometrists and an examiner and assessor for the College’s Scheme for Registration.

Professor Kathryn Saunders

Professor Kathryn Saunders is a professor of optometry and vision science and academic lead for optometry at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. She is an elected member of the College of Optometrist’s Council and a College Trustee. She delivers Ulster University’s professional certificate in paediatric eye care and provides eye care for children and those with special needs in the university’s on-campus optometry clinic.

Professor Saunders’ research interests include the development of refractive error in infancy and childhood in typically developing children and in the presence of developmental disability; with a focus on translational research which improves vision care and visual outcomes for people with and without special needs. She has published over 80 scientific peer-reviewed papers and attracted more than £1.5 million in research funding.

Professor Saunders has lead the Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) study, a large longitudinal epidemiological study of refractive error, for the past 15 years. The NICER study has provided new insight into the prevalence, onset and progression of myopia in modern school age children living in the UK. Kathryn is a co-investigator on two low dose atropine trials for myopia control and an observational study into the efficacy of spectacle lens correction for myopia management.