PEER REVIEW

3 CPD

Decision making for the myopia management novice and the myopia management pro

About the session

Myopia might be one of the fastest evolving areas in optometry, but there is still much to learn. Whether you currently offer the full menu of myopia management options or are just trying to keep up to date, this session will focus on our decision making and the advice we can provide to patients. In the session we aim to cover topics relating to at-risk patient identification, myopia management options currently available, and how you can help even if you're not currently offer myopia management yourself.

This session fulfils the requirement specified for Part B of the BCLA Myopia Management Course.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.

Chair

Corrina McElduff FBCLA

Corrina is an optometrist with many years’ experience in both multiple and independent sectors. Her innovative work as clinical lead for a group of independent optometrists included the development of one of the first myopia management clinics in the UK. After moving across into industry with CooperVision, she worked closely with ECPs to deliver education and insight in to contact lens expertise and management and sits on the BCLA council.

She is currently Director of Professional Affairs with Ocumetra, revolutionising myopia management with innovative solutions to make understanding myopia management easier for parents and improve patient outcomes.

Speaker

Dr Manbir Nagra FBCLA MCOptom

Dr Manbir Nagra is an optometrist, educator, and researcher with a PhD focussing on myopia. Manbir has worked as a university academic, is current Programme Lead of the BCLA’s myopia certificate, Clinical Editor (Optometry) of the Optician magazine, and also works as an independent consultant within the optical sector.  

Manbir has received fellowships from the BCLA and American Academy of Optometry.

Facilitators 

Indie Grewal FBCLA

Indie Grewal is an optometrist with over 30 years' experience within the optical industry. Shortly after qualifying, 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. As well as running his own independent practice, Indie is a professional services consultant in myopia management for CooperVision. Indie’s passion for contact lenses has seen him work with major contact lens manufacturers and as a key opinion leader he has presented both in the UK and internationally. Indie is a fellow and past president of the BCLA.

Keith Tempany FBCLA

Keith qualified in 1976 and having worked within independent and multiple practices opened a fee-based contact lens only practice in 2002, specialising in contact lenses for the irregular cornea, RGP’s, multifocals and Orthokeratology.

He has been shortlisted for 7 Optician awards, winning 3, including Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year in 2010 and 2014. Keith has presented many workshops and lectured on contact lenses and dry eye and has been invited to talk at meetings both nationally and internationally. Keith joined BCLA council in 2009 and was voted in as President in 2017.