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CCLSA to Host Myopia Dinner 28 April, Melbourne

The Victorian chapter of Cornea and Contact Lens Society of Australia has invited optometrists and optometry students to attend its first dinner / CPD event since the outbreak of COVID-19.

At the event Dr Simon Backhouse, a Senior Lecturer in Vision Science at Deakin University in the Optometry course, will present on the topical subject of Myopia control with contact lenses: an update on recent findings and treatment protocols.

Dr Backhouse will examine the evidence underpinning different treatment modalities and lens options

Myopia control with contact lenses has seen significant increases in adoption over the past decade, spurred by research showing the efficacy of different treatment modalities and the development of new lens options.

In his presentation Dr Backhouse will examine the evidence underpinning different treatment modalities and lens options. He will also update his audience on recently published and emerging treatment options. Current guidelines and treatment protocols for myopia control will be covered, including when to initiate and cease treatment, monitoring progression, and responses to treatment.

In addition to this presentation, Joe Way from Device Technologies will have the latest tools for axial length measurement, myopia control, dry eye diagnostics and topography on display. Contact Mr Way via email jway@device.com.au should you wish to meet prior to the event or for more information.

About the Presenter

Dr Backhouse graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry (First Class Honours) in 2003 and was awarded his PhD on myopia development and emmetropisation in 2009, both from The University of Auckland. He was the inaugural recipient of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists Education and Research Fund Post-doctoral Fellowship, undertaking a post-doctoral research program from 2010-2012. Simon moved to Australia in 2014 to take up a lecturing position at Deakin University.

Dr Backhouse has written a number of peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings in the fields of myopia development, peripheral refraction, and optometric education. He has co-supervised to completion, three PhD students and one Masters student in the field of myopia research. He was also one of the founding members of the Auckland University Myopia Control Clinic in 2010. Dr Backhouse led a team who received a Deakin University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning in 2019 for the development of a suite of innovative teaching resources to learn complex anatomical spatial relationships and foreign body removal. He is currently working with a team from the Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital in Chennai, India, on a longitudinal project examining the risk factors for myopia development and progression in over 14,000 children.

Register To Attend

Myopia control with contact lenses: an update on recent findings and treatment protocols
Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021
Time: 6.30 pm for 7pm start
Location : The Craft & Co
Address: 390 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Costs: CCLSA Members: AU$55.00; non members: $110.00; CCLSA Student members: $34.50
Register here.

*Disclaimer: In the event of a further lockdown the presentation will proceed as a zoom meeting.


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