Aftercare in myopia management – progression and stabilisation - CooperVision

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About the session

Myopia management was declared as a standard of care by the WCO in 2021 and supported by new guidance from The College of Optometrists in 2022 we are seeing in increase in the use of myopia control interventions globally as well as across Europe and in the UK&I. However the principle method given to the majority of young progressing myopes remains single vision correction only. As practitioners are seeing patients further into their myopia management journey questions are being asked about how to manage some of the findings in these “aftercare visits” as some patients, understandably, continue to progress despite being managed as well as those who appear to be stabilising and stop progressing under management.

Three cases will aim to explore some examples which may appear in any practice and overcome some of the concerns which may be raised by parents and carers as to whether the intervention is working or still necessary. A young myope continuing to worsen at their first aftercare the ECP now has additional options for management, should they change or continue with the current intervention? An older patient has already switched to a preferred strategy and progression is seen at the next visit what are the pros and cons of remaining in the current modality? A patient who is relatively new to the myopia management pathway appears to have stabilised and the parents are keen to move into conventional contact lenses for cost reasons.

Delegates will explore the conversations around these cases to understand the benefits and/or risks of remaining or changing myopia management strategy at a normal follow up appointment, and use up to date evidence-based technology tools to support their knowledge and communication

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.


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.