4.40pm - 5.40pm
Sponsor Session
PEER REVIEW: Myopia management scenarios - EssilorLuxottica

CPD ref: C-100169

CPD points: 3


This peer discussion comprises of 3 scenarios surrounding myopia management, one discussing the initial enquiry into myopia management options, another concerning a px who is already undertaking some form of management and the third looks at the importance of communication. both to the young patient and their parent/guardian. Delegates are encouraged to use their own experiences in practice to contribute to the discussion and show a good understanding of the options available to them.

Target audience


Domains and learning outcomes

Clinical practice

s.5 Keep you knowledge and skills up to date

  • To understand the options available for myopia management and pros and cons of each and how they compare- not just with each other but with CL options.


s.2 Communicate effectively with patients

  • To understand the importance of relaying accurate information about myopia management to both the (young) patient and their guardians. This will include the impact of non compliance of chosen method, realistic expectations, what happens when method is stopped as well as the optical risks of high myopia.
  • The importance in difference in language chosen is also discussed.


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.