11.30am - 12.30pm
Sponsor Session
LECTURE: Myopia: Prevalence, impact & management options - EssilorLuxottica

CPD ref: C-101184

CPD points: 1


An in depth look at the prevalence, progression and risk factors associated with the Global increase of myopia. It then concludes with a look at the differences between correction and management and takes a look at the different forms of myopia management available to both practitioner and patient. Lecture will last approx 45minutes with a Q&A session at the end.

Target audience


Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

s.5 Keep you knowledge and skills up to date

  • Understanding not only the different options for myopia management available but their advantages and disadvantages and also learning about the latest technology in spectacle lens manufacture for myopia management.


s.1 Listen to patients and ensure they are at the heart of decisions made about their care

  • Understand the importance of discussing myopia management with the young patient and their parent/ guardian and how to relatably link it back to the risks associated with myopia in later life without causing undue worry or concern.

s.2 Communicate effectively with patients

  • Also understand how and when to start a conversation about myopia management.


Andy Willmott FBDO CL MBA

Andy Willmott completed his FBDO diploma in 1990, moving immediately onto his diploma in contact lenses achieving the CL qualification in 1992.

After 15 years of contact lens practice which included much involvement with J&J on product launches through the 1990’s and introducing Ortho-K to the Kent area alongside No.7 in 2005, Andy moved to New Zealand in 2007 and by 2009 was working with Specsavers, hosting and delivering CPD to NZ Dispensing Opticians via bi-annual CPD conferences.

Andy’s role augmented into professional development when appointed regional dispensing mentor to deliver training and development seminars and presentations to the ANZ region for both DO’s and graduate optometrists leading to being awarded the prestigious Robert Maher award in 2014 for services to continuing professional development.

Returning to the UK after 12 years in NZ, Andy now enjoys a rewarding role as Business Development Manager for Essilor where he once again has the opportunity to deliver CPD and currently talks regularly on one of his mini passions of myopia management.