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Orthokeratology Academy Webinars

Paragon Vision Sciences and Contact Lens Centre Australia will host a free live webinar series, over three months, focussed on orthokeratology, commencing on 22 June.

The webinars will be presented by experts in their field: Dr. Maria Liu Director of Myopia Control Clinic at UC Berkeley; Ken Kopp, Director Clinical and Professional Services at Paragon Vision Sciences; and Randy Kojima, Research Scientist and Clinical Instructor at Pacific College Of Optometry in Canada.

The three Orthokeratology Academy webinars will cover:

Webinar 1: Global Myopia Management: The Consequences of Non-Treatment

Date: Wednesday, 22 June, 8:00am AEST

As well as the three webinars there is a workshop on the day before the Orthokeratology Society Congress in September

Dr. Maria Liu will discuss myopia as a global epidemic, the increasing prevalence of high myopia and its associated complications that can lead to irreversible vision loss.

DR. Liu will explore the underlying changes of choroidal and scleral structures as well as the shape changes related to the progression of myopia. A review of the complex genetic and environmental interactions in myopia etiology will be followed by a brief update on evidence-based management options for myopia retardation.

Webinar 2: Maximise your Ortho-K Practice

Wednesday 27 July, 8:00am AEST

Ken Kopp will provide an overview of some tested and proven orthokeratology design pearls, including candidate evaluation and lens design. Advanced fitting philosophies will also be discussed

Webinar 3: Utilising Topography To Achieve Optimal Fitting Success

Wednesday, 24 August, 8:00am AEST

Randy Kojima will focus on pre-topography considerations that help to choose the correct initial lens and avoid patients that may be contra-indicated for overnight.

The important post wear subtractive maps will be discussed in detail to better understand when changes may be necessary to optimise lens wear. Additionally he will review the capture process and optimal map selection procedures.

As well as the three webinars there is a workshop on the day before the Orthokeratology Society Congress in September.

Workshop: Paragon CRT Contact Lens Fitting & Myopia.

Thursday, 22 September

This one day workshop will be facilitated at QT on the Gold Coast by Randy Kojima, Ken Kopp and Russell Lowe.

For more information or to register for the free webinars, contact Graham Lehman at grahaml@contactlenscentreaustralia.com.au

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