DISCUSSION WORKSHOP

3 CPD

'Comfortable Vision' for your presbyopes - Alcon

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About the session

Presbyopia is one of the main reasons why patients present to us in practice. When we look at the population trends and the projections over the next 40 years, a few observations are clear; life expectancy is getting longer and the band of ages from 65-85 and over is getting wider. Consequently, the number of patients we will see over 45 years old in our clinics will increase. It is essential to upskill ourselves on the presbyopic solutions available to us in practice so we can offer the best care to this patient base. 

With the use of four cases, we will explore the emotional journey of the emerging presbyope and help equip ECPs with the right tools to help patients at each point of the emotional rollercoaster. 

The workshop will also explore the need for a ‘visual wardrobe’ to help give presbyopes the freedom and choice to live their best lives. ECPs will then explore contact lenses as a presbyopic correction, looking at the pros and cons of multifocal versus monovision lenses, so they can make an informed clinical decision for their presbyopic patients. 

Finally, we will discuss the importance of following fitting guides specific to each multifocal lens, to optimise success in practice. Throughout, ECPs will enhance their communication skills so that they are confident at talking about multifocal lenses, and in turn, help patients get the best presbyopic contact lens experience.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes and CPD information to be confirmed.

Speaker

Buki Anthony MOptom

Buki Anthony is a qualified optometrist graduating from the University of Manchester with a Masters in Optometry (MOptom) and is currently the Professional Education and Development Lead at Alcon. 

Over the last 16 years, she has developed her clinical experience across independent and hospital practice. Throughout her career she has had experience with a wide variety of contact lenses, including specialist areas such as scleral, keratoconic and orthokeratology.

Buki started her educational presenting as a Contact Lens Clinic Supervisor at City University London as well as delivering in-house training to support staff within independent practices. She has also supervised contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians during their pre-registration training programme. 

In her seven years at Alcon, she has coached numerous practitioners and their staff in developing their skillset to effectively manage their contact lens patients. More recently, she has honed her skills in business sales strategy giving her a holistic approach to the contact lens industry.