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Optometry Virtually Connected
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17 June 2022
2:15 pm - 2:55 pm - 17 June 2022

Welcome to Optometry Virtually Connected 2022

OVC2022 - Room 1
17 June 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - 17 June 2022

Plenary Session - Opening Keynote Address

Presentation - Myopia Management - Room 1

3:00 pm

Presentation Outline: 

In many ways, clinical practice has led science in the quest for treating myopia. But a rigorous evidence base should evolve to ultimately be the keystone of the discipline. This presentation will consider the science, the fiction and what lies in between with regard to myopia and incorporate some ‘behind-the-data’ looks at published work. Topics covered will include the threat to global eye health, the case for treating all myopic children, some key pearls for clinical practice and some watch-outs when assessing different treatments. Multiple examples of our latest, yet-to-be published research will be presented.
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the magnitude and severity of the myopia epidemic
  • Articulate the long terms risk of untreated myopia
  • Understand the need to treat all young myopes
  • Explain the risk of myopia onset and progression for individual patients
  • Recognize the pitfalls and strengths of various approaches to myopia management
  • Monitor success of myopia management
17 June 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - 17 June 2022

Social Event

Social Activity - Social Event - Room 1
Join us for the Australian/New Zealand premier of Open Your Eyes 

Open Your Eyes follows Dr. Kerry Gelb and Influencer Chris Maraboli into the future of health. This feature-length documentary explores how America became so sick and how optometrists can now see almost 300 systemic diseases in the eye. The film delivers the resounding message that the eye holds the secrets to our hidden health.