Myopia

Essential reading

The College supports the growing number of optometrists offering myopia management (sometimes known as myopia control) interventions to reduce myopia progression. Read our guidance.

This report provides a review of the evidence available for myopia management interventions. It identifies gaps and provides the basis for related guidance recommendations.

Find out how the myopia evidence review and the new College guidance will affect you in practice.

The College has provided the following FAQs on myopia management as a summary of the guidance and evidence review for optometrists and their patients.

More on myopia

Research, jointly funded by the College of Optometrists and Ulster University, has shown that myopia is more than twice as prevalent among children in the UK now than in the 1960s.

The College is asking for feedback from members on changes to its patient leaflets.

Eye health issues that are making the news - Autumn 2022.

As the nights draw in and winter deepens, we may experience some problems with our vision, and find that our eyes need some seasonal care.

The University of Bradford is running a focus group on 4 October for parents and children affected by myopia.

Podcast: Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom and Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom MBE discuss the latest updates on myopia management guidance.

Professor Jez Guggenheim MCOptom, one of the UK’s leading myopia researchers, explains why recent breakthroughs could herald a new age of treatments.

We have reviewed the evidence available and produced new guidance to support the growing number of optometrists offering myopia management interventions.

The College has provided the following FAQs on myopia management as a summary of the guidance and evidence review for optometrists and their patients.

Find out how the myopia evidence review and the new College guidance will affect you in practice.

This report provides a review of the evidence available for myopia management interventions. It identifies gaps and provides the basis for related guidance recommendations.

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.