Keeping up to date on myopia

From education to practice guidance, the AOP has developed resources to support members in this rapidly changing area of practice

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The AOP has developed a day of education and updated resources to help members keep up to date with the field of myopia management.

Sunday 21 May marks the AOP’s second annual MAYopia Day, with a suite of webinar sessions dedicated to myopia management.

MAYopia Day will be delivered in partnership with headline sponsor, CooperVision, and is supported by EssilorLuxottica, Topcon, Johnson & Johnson Vision, Hoya, and Eyerising International

The inaugural event last year saw more than 2300 attendees. Dr Ian Beasley, AOP head of education and OT clinical editor, has confirmed that the programme for the 2023 educational event will be even bigger.

“It is very clear that myopia management is the topic of the moment, and because it is rapidly changing, it is important for practitioners to continually keep up to date with changes in the field. MAYopia Day is there to serve that purpose,” Beasley said.

The full day of webinar content will cover a range of different topics relating to myopia, approaches to myopia management and communication with patients.

Beasley added that, “whether new to myopia management, considering dipping a toe into the water, or already a seasoned practitioner in the area, MAYopia Day will appeal to all.”

The AOP has also recently refreshed a suite of myopia management resources to recognise changes within the “rapidly changing clinical landscape,” Beasley said.

This includes guidance for members, as well as a patient-facing myopia management leaflet and consent form.

The webpage for members covers why myopia is a concern, the evidence-based interventions to limit the effects of myopia, and guidance on the approach to take with patient management.

The guidance includes example patient scenarios, as well as information on record keeping and consent.

The patient-facing resources includes a leaflet on myopia management along with a consent form to inform parents of children with progressive myopia, or those who are at risk of developing myopia, on current myopia management options.

Resources for practices, including patient leaflets, can be found at: