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MAYopia Day - Webinar 5 - Effective communication of myopia management from the consulting room

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Interactive CPD points: 1

CooperVision logoIn recent years, myopia has become an area of practice where clinicians have the opportunity to not only correct, but also influence the progression of myopia and improve clinical outcomes for their patients. With a rapidly changing evidence base and an ever-growing portfolio of clinical solutions available, it is important that practitioners are updated on the latest developments in the field and incorporate myopia management tools within their skillset.

This event offers a full day of education on the theme myopia management designed to bring the profession together to hear from experts and share learnings in this key clinical area. The programme will deliver five live webinars, each offering one interactive CPD point. Delegates are invited to attend the full programme or choose individual sessions based upon their clinical interests.

Session five: Effective communication of myopia management from the consulting room

Myopia management starts with a conversation. Parents expect eye care professionals (ECPs) and in particular optometrists, to advise them on all available eye care options to reduce the progression of myopia. Communication forms the spine of all recommendations. Myopia management appears to hold some barriers for many ECPs when it comes to communicating the risk factors, long term ocular health risks and ultimately the recommendation of available interventions. By slightly modifying current practice in consulting room history and symptom questioning, and linking with evidence-based research, ECPs can improve their understanding of a child’s needs and risks for myopia thus enabling a more confident position in terms of recommending the most suitable intervention.

This session will look at some practical examples of communicating with parents and children, from history and symptoms, through to recommendation using freely available evidence-based tools to assist with the pre myopic, newly prescribed and progressing myopic child, to help answer some of the frequently asked questions about getting started with myopia management.

CPD

  • This webinar is approved for 1 interactive CPD point
  • To be eligible for the CPD point you need to attend for the duration of the session

Technical requirements

  • The webinar will take place using Zoom
  • We recommend that you use a computer or tablet device to join this webinar

15:30 - 16:30

  • 1 point

    Effective communication of myopia management from the consulting room

    CPD ref no: C-102103

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Indie Grewal

Indie GrewalIndie Grewal is a qualified dispensing optician and optometrist with over 30 years’ experience within the optical industry. Shortly after qualifying as an optometrist he joined Visioncare Research as a research optometrist before opening his own Leightons Franchise in St Albans in 2001. As well as running his own independent practice, Indie acts as a professional services consultant on myopia management for CooperVision. He is also a fellow and immediate-past president of the BCLA.

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Learning outcomes

  • Practitioners will be able to communicate with patients about spectacle lens options for myopia management

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