Sound Optometry

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism

No CPD Points

Welcome to Docet's podcast Sound Optometry, hosted by Michelle Hanratty, an IP optometrist with 20 years’ experience on the high street and in hospital. Each month, with case studies and in-depth conversations, we will be exploring topics that matter the most to you as optometrists and are relevant for everyday practice.

Episode 11 - Myopia management - Active not passive

The episode begins with Professor Ed Mallen speaking of the realisation that a myopia epidemic is happening and what the optometry profession can do now to reduce the risk to our patients. We then hear from parent of Elodie Nutter, Elizabeth, who shares the thought process she went through when opting for myopia management for her daughter. Elodie herself then tells us about her experience of myopia management with soft contact lenses so far.

Michelle Hanratty goes on to talk to optometrist Kathryn Webber about myopia management, discussing how to identify suitable candidates and giving useful advice on how to explain the potential benefits of myopia management to a patient. Information about the contact lens fitting and follow up process is also covered.

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Last published: March 2022

    Learning outcomes


    s.4 Show care and compassion for your patients 

    • Able to identify and respond appropriately to patients’ fears, anxieties and concerns about their child’s myopia.
    Clinical practice 

    s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date 

    • Understand the techniques used in fitting complex contact lenses and advises patients requiring complex visual correction for myopia management.

    s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals

    • Understand that when conducting myopia management, to only provide or recommend optical devices if these are clinically justified, and in the best interests of the patient. 
    • Able to choose, fit and order appropriate soft lenses for myopia management.

      Unit 1 - Myopia management audio track (~23 min)