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Triaging myopia and The College’s Research Excellence Awards


12pm – 1pm, 11 March 2021 Add to calendar




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Triaging myopia and The College’s Research Excellence Awards

Hosted by College Immediate Past President, Professor Ed Mallen MCOptom, this session will focus on the findings from the part College-funded Northern Ireland Childhood Errors of Refraction (NICER) Study and how it can help you talk to children at risk of myopia and their parents.

The NICER Study has produced unique, longitudinal data from a large group of UK children describing the development of individual children’s refractive error (under cycloplegia) and eye growth over a nine-year period. Some key findings about predictive factors for myopia were published in September 2020. This session will cover the key elements of the work, messages for members, and introduce some useful charts to support your myopia discussions in practice.

The session will also include the presentation of the College’s Research Excellence Awards, celebrating outstanding contributions to research in the fields of optometry, optics and vision science, and the chance to hear a little about their excellent work.

Please note this session does not provide CET points.

Dr Lesley Doyle MCOptom Prof Cert Med Ret

Dr Sara McCullough MCOptom Prof Cert Glaucoma

Professor Kathryn Saunders FCOptom

Professor of Optometry and Vision Science
Ulster University

There is a limited capacity so bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis.

This session will be run on Zoom and you will be emailed the joining link on the morning of the event.

If you have any queries, please email