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.

There is still time to register for the College of Optometrists’ flagship event, Optometry Tomorrow.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

We speak with Aston University’s Emeritus Professor, and this year’s College of Optometrists President’s Medal winner.

As the nights draw in and we enter a harsh winter, we may experience some issues with our eyes and even our vision, as we find that our eyes need some particular seasonal care.

This session will focus on our decision making and the advice we can provide to patients on myopia management.

This skills workshop focusses in on the four key outcomes that define a successful ortho-k fit for myopia management.

This lecture will look at where we are now with respect to the evidence and interventions available to support myopia management.

This session will explore which myopia management options are considered and used by UK-based practitioners.

This lecture looks at data evaluating the myopia progression of children and young adults in studies wearing commercially available, soft multifocal contact lens designs.

This session will use case scenarios as discussion points to highlight the options available for myopia management.