A fundamental commitment

Andrew McClean finds out what myopia resources are available to practitioners in order to help deliver the best care to patients

There is currently no obligation for an optometrist to recommend a particular treatment for myopia management, according to guidance published by the College of Optometrists.

It reasons that efficacy and safety data is not yet fully established with current evidence. However, Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu, clinical adviser at the College of Optometrists, says: ‘Optometrists should make sure that they can hold a discussion with patients and parents about the evidence, the benefits and the risks, if asked about myopia management interventions.’

There is a wealth of myopia-related resources and tools available at the disposal of practitioners from various sources in the industry, including the College’s patient leaflet, podcast and CET.

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