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BCLA AGM & Myopia Management Guidelines Webinar
This event is open to all, though please note that only BCLA Members will be invited to participate and vote at the BCLA AGM at 18:45. BCLA Members are encouraged to attend the full evening agenda (AGM and the Myopia Management Guidelines webinar from 18:45 BST), whilst non-members will be invited to join from 19:00 BST for the Myopia Management Guidelines webinar.

Myopia Management is a rapidly emerging area of optical practice and, given the spiralling prevalence of myopia globally, has the potential to reshape the role of optometry in public health for the next generation.

This panel discussion will explore the latest developments in Myopia Management especially the soon to be published publication of the College of Optometrist guidance on Myopia Management. Industry experts and representatives of the major professional bodies will share their views on what clinicians need to know and what they need to do in this emerging field of practice.

Sep 6, 2022 06:45 PM in London

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Richard Edwards
Richard Edwards qualified as an optometrist in 1987 and was Director of Professional Services at Boots Opticians before launching OPTOMiSE Consulting in 2014. Richard led the Learning & Development function at Boots before taking up the role of Professional Services Director. Richard has just completed his eight year commission on the Expert Advisory Panel to the GOC and works as a consultant to a number of optical & regulatory organisations. Richard is Clinical Consultant to the Optical Consumer Complaints Service and has lectured internationally on the subject of optical complaint management.
Max Halford
Max Halford is a qualified dispensing optician and contact lens optician who has worked in practice for over 25 years. He is the Clinical Lead for Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) and the Clinical Governance and Performance Lead for a large primary eyecare company. He has written training modules and presented webinars on Myopia Management & Enhanced Services as well as well as authoring articles around these subjects. He is also an assessor for the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC). Max has led the work of ABDO around Myopia Management since joining the organisation and is determined to ensure that every applicable patient has a “myopia conversation” on their visit to an opticians practice
Peter Hampson
Peter Hampson is an optometrist in independent practice and Clinical and Professional Director of the Association of Optometrists (AOP). His AOP remit includes professional guidance, regulation, clinical negligence, policy and education and training. His areas of clinical interest are glaucoma, medical retina and artificial intelligence. He is also the Co-Chair of the optics sector Information and IT committee as well as a specialist module leader at Cardiff University.
Paramdeep Bilkhu
Paramdeep Bilkhu is an optometrist independent prescriber and Clinical Adviser at the College of Optometrists. He works regularly in practice in the West Midlands, including providing urgent eye care services in primary care settings. He also holds a visiting Research Fellowship at Aston University with research focused on ocular surface disease and contact lens performance, and has published widely in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the College’s peer review CPD journal, Optometry in Practice. Paramdeep has a particular interest in ocular allergic disease and meibomian gland dysfunction diagnostics and management, and is keen to enhance the roles of optometrists in delivering clinical and therapeutic care.