DISCUSSION WORKSHOP

3 CPD

A desire to time travel - CooperVision

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About the session

By 2050 it is expected that 50% of the world population will be myopic and in Western Europe, the rate is predicted to be 56%1,2. Every dioptre of myopia has a significant effect on the risk of developing glaucoma, retinal detachment, and myopic macular degeneration in later life.

This session considers the ocular health of a myope in his mid-forties and discusses how we could have intervened had we had today’s knowledge when he was a child, and what effect that could have had on his risk of developing myopia related eye disease.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.

Speaker(s)

Nicky Latham BSc MCOptom

Nicky qualified as an optometrist in 1990 and completed an MSc in children’s vision and contact lenses in 1995. She has worked in a number of practices in the multiple sector, as well as delivering training across all optical job roles. 

Nicky was a Clinical Governance Optometrist involved in driving practice standards and delivered peer review across a number of subjects before moving into a professional services role where she was responsible for writing clinical policy and supporting with clinical complaints. Nicky moved to Coopervision in 2023 as the Professional Affairs Lead for Myopia Management. Nicky is currently working towards a Certificate in the Principles of Myopia Management.