“Proactively Managing the Childhood Myopia Pandemic” will be presented Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 7pm Eastern as part of Vision Expo’s EYE2EYE series. The growing prevalence of childhood myopia mandates that eye care practitioners have a thorough understanding of managing myopia proactively. This panel discussion will cover available and future interventions for controlling myopia progression, evidence supporting their use in clinical practice, and current preferred practice guidelines. Specific questions to be addressed include: Who to treat? When to treat? How to treat? When to taper/stop? What to communicate to parents children?
The panel will be moderated by Dwight Akerman, OD, MBA, FAAO, FBCLA, Chief Medical Editor, Review of Myopia Management, International Myopia Institute Ambassador. Panelists will be Jennifer Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Professor & Chief of Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence at Illinois College of Optometry; and Monica Jong, BOptom, PhD, Executive Director at International Myopia Institute, Assistant Professor at University of Canberra.