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Exploring the “next frontier” for optometry

Myopia management was discussed at a VTI event in London last week

14 Jun 2019 by Andrew McClean

Visioneering Technologies Inc (VTI) hosted 60 practitioners at a myopia management event in London on 3 June.

The event featured keynote speaker, optometrist Dr Tom Aller, who shared data on the myopia epidemic, the current evidence for intervention and his own experiences of managing the condition.

Vice president of global professional services and clinical science at VTI, Dr Peg Achenbach, explained the features and benefits of its NaturalVue multifocal one day contact lens for children.

Dr Achenbach explained the contact lens is “different but not difficult” to fit, as it is fitted like a single vision lens with no add to consider.

At the event, a Q&A was held with three practitioners, Joy Hynes, Elaine Lucas and Kieran Minshull, who shared their experiences of fitting NaturalVue on myopic and presbyopic patients.

Director of professional services and marketing at Positive Impact, the UK distributor of VTI, Nick Atkins, said: “Myopia management is the next frontier for optometry. We now know that myopic kids don’t have to become just another statistic for high myopia with the inherent risks of pathology that brings. So, we were pleased so many practitioners attended our event and delighted the feedback rating for the seminar was 100% excellent or very good.”

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