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LEADING OFF: MYOPIA NEAR AND DEAR TO ACADEMY 2019 MEETING

MYOPIA NEAR AND DEAR TO ACADEMY 2019 MEETING

AMONG THE MANY educational opportunities offered at this year’s American Academy of Optometry (AAO) “Academy 2019” meeting, held in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 23 to Oct. 27, there was no shortage of presentations on managing the worldwide increase in myopia. In addition to a “Myopia Super Session,” the Academy presented a slew of educational sessions related to myopia, including:

  • Are We Being Myopic About Myopia? Evidence-based Clinical Care of Myopia (Fuensanta Vera Diaz)
  • Barriers to the Business of Myopia Control (Manbir Nagra)
  • Evolving OrthoK Lens Construction to Optimize Myopia Control (Randy Kojima, Patrick Caroline)
  • IAPB (International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness): How Optometrists Inform Public Health Responses to the Myopia Epidemic in the Western Pacific (Drew Keys, Duratul Hussin, John Farmer, Suit May Ho)
  • Joint American Academy of Optometry and American Academy of Ophthalmology Symposium: Addressing the Global Myopia Burden (Michael Repka, Jeffrey Walline, Donald Mutti, Judy Kim, David Berntsen)
  • Myopia Control: An Evidence-based Update (Mark Bullimore)
  • Myopia Control as a New Standard of Care: Current Research and Clinical Applications (Erin Jenewein, Nicholas Gidosh)
  • Myopia Matters (Ryan Parker)
  • Myopia: 12 Evidence-based Things You Need to Know (Mark Bullimore, Noel Brennan)
  • Rapid Fire: Myopia Control in the Astigmatic Patient (Beth Kinoshita, Patrick Caroline, Matthew Lampa, Roxanne Achong-Coan)

[Optometric Management’s recent coverage of myopia includes articles by Matt Oerding (available online at bit.ly/2kJa3xI ), Dr. Thomas Aller (bit.ly/2lKucE3 ) and Dr. Jeffrey Cooper (bit.ly/3409p0q )]. OM