3.45pm - 4.45pm
Workshop | Discussion workshop
DISCUSSION: How to manage myopia in practice 1

Discussion workshop

CPD ref:  C-102436

Description: This session aims to help Optometrists start a discussion about the significance of myopia and its relevance to both parent and patient. Three cases will be presented, one pre-myope, an emerging myope and established myope. We will look at how discussions can differ in all three cases. Using evidence-based practice in each instance we will discuss how best to approach each different case and the tools available to aid a meaningful discussion about managing myopic progression. 

Target audience: Optometrist, Dispensing optician, Contact lens optician

Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice

s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Understand evidence-based practice to aid decision making when considering myopia management

s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Understand the significance of cycloplegic refraction, axial length measurement and appropriate record keeping when carrying out myopia management
- Understand how to adapt your approach if a child keeps progressing with a particular strategy in myopia management.


s.2 Communicate effectively with patients
- Able to discuss the significance of myopia on ocular health with parents and children

s.1 Listen to patients and ensure they are at the heart of decisions made about their care
- Able to discuss with patients and their families how myopia management may help to slow the worsening of myopia and the option of not doing myopia management


Indie Grewal BSc(Hons) MCOptom DipTp(IP) Prof Cert Glauc FBDO FBCLA

Indie is a qualified Dispensing Optician and Optometrist with over 30 years’ experience within the Optical Industry. Shortly after qualifying as an Optometrist he joined Visioncare Research as a Research Optometrist. He opened his own Leightons Franchise in St Albans in 2001, as well as participating in contact lens clinical trials, he has a special interest in Myopia Management and Multifocal contact lens fitting.