21 May 2020

Myopia management: Where are we and where are we heading?

The latest issue of our international research journal, OPO, is out now.

“Clinicians must stay alert to ongoing myopia research that will undoubtedly result in an evolution of the standard of care for the myopic and pre‐myopic child.”

Global myopia prevalence is increasing, and it is projected that half the world will be myopic by 2050. The latest issue of Ophthalmic Physiological Optics (OPO) – reviews recent evidence to provide a comprehensive look at the safety and effectiveness of myopia management methods. The article aims to arm practitioners with the evidence‐based information they need to fully manage myopia.

Also in this issue, patient views on buying eyewear online and an investigation of into the relationship between health and socio‐economic status and delayed attendance at routine eye examinations.
You can also take our myopia – management in practice online learning course, which will support you to advise parents, carers and patients on available management options.

Related further reading

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

A framework for delivering eye care to children in special schools aims to help those who often seek treatment the least, writes Anna Scott.

Adrian O’Dowd asks if the growing use of topography in community optometry will lead to wavefront analysis gaining traction as a complementary tool.