Myopia

Essential reading

In June 2018, the College brought together clinicians, researchers and lead organisations across eye health, to consider the current evidence on childhood and adult myopia control/management.

June 2018, we held a roundtable event with researchers and clinicians in the field to consider the current evidence on childhood and adult myopia management (previously known as myopia control).

More on myopia

Heart attacks transiently increase in number when the clocks go forward. Diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma can interfere with the body’s sleep-wake cycles. Becky McCall examines the relationship between the eye and sleep.

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

This article familiarises optometrists with the universal way of reporting refractive surgery clinical outcomes, covering the four main areas of accuracy, efficacy, safety and stability.

This article supports eye care practitioners to consider myopia management options, so they can apply evidence-based practice to their advice, in consultation with the patient, in selecting the most appropriate management plan.

Find out what our Clinical Adviser has to say about a study published by the University of Hong Kong linking COVID-19 restrictions, screen time and myopia in children.

The clinical figures that count.

Eye health issues that are making the news.

Adrian O'Dowd examines how optometrists can prepare for and best handle a backlog of child myopia diagnoses caused by the pandemic.

Dr Louise Terry MCOptom on how her own experience of myopia is informing innovative ways to manage the condition in children.

Podcast: We answer questions there wasn't time to answer during the webinar discussing recent findings from the part College-funded Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) Study.

June 2018, we held a roundtable event with researchers and clinicians in the field to consider the current evidence on childhood and adult myopia management (previously known as myopia control).

Emma Bennett explores the link between a rise in screen time during the pandemic and increasing levels of myopia in children.