The evening will consist of an interactive lecture followed by a peer discussion.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point
Peer discussion: 3 interactive CET points
Expected timings for the evening
This is an opportunity to have something to eat whilst networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. We encourage you to arrive by 6pm to allow yourself plenty of time to park, register and have a bite to eat.
A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activities.
'Evidence based myopia control - when it works and when it doesn't'
This lecture will briefly review the evidence surrounding the progression of myopia including the increase in its prevalence, genetic and lifestyle factors (time spent outdoors vs time spent doing nearwork) and discuss the risk of ocular complications associated with myopia.
The main focus of the presentation will be on the discussion of effective myopia control strategies available to UK optometrists (primarily lifestyle advice, orthokeratology, bifocal/multifocal contact lenses and dual-focus contact lenses). Expected treatment outcomes will be compared with those of less effective treatments (e.g. multifocal spectacle corrections) or treatments not routinely available in the UK (e.g. atropine).
Using clinical examples combined with research data, reasons for the limited efficacy of some of the currently available myopia control methods will be presented. Practical suggestions for adapting treatment modalities to suit patients who respond poorly to myopia control will be given.
Target group: Optometrist
Competencies covered: Communication and Standards of practice
- To understand the efficacy and limitations of current myopia control treatments in order to advise patients about expected treatment outcomes and to modify treatments appropriately if outcomes are not met
- To understand external and ocular factors that affect eye growth in order to advise patients on the effects of lifestyle on the progression of myopia and the implications for ocular health and well-being
-To understand the evidence behind myopia control treatments currently available to UK optometrists in order to select a treatment modality best suited to the patient’s lifestyle and ocular characteristics
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
Delegates are asked to bring their own anonymised case from their own practice. The case should be something that they have found challenging or interesting.
- To be able to improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye conditions giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient-centred
- To be able to update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrist’s Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to investigate and manage according to a patient’s signs and symptoms
- To be aware of your obligations regarding patient safety and know how to raise concerns
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of practice and Ocular disease
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
The College of Optometrists will use all personal and contact information supplied as part of this event application to process your booking and to provide you with information about the event. We will also use your email address and mobile phone number to update our membership records. The College would like to use your email and postal addresses to send you general College news and information on the College’s products and services, including our future events. You may opt out of receiving College communications at any time by contacting the College. The College uses personal information for statistical purposes and, when not anonymised, we seek consent.
Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
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Venue and travel details
Complimentary parking is available on a first come, first serve basis.