CCLSA VIC Event: Myopia Control with Contact Lenses

Event Details

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Location : The Craft & Co
Address: 390 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021
Time: 6.30 pm for 7pm start

To our wonderful CCLSA Victorian members… it’s been way too long between drinks. We are so excited to welcome you back to our beloved dinner events. That’s right, not a webinar, not via zoom, but in real life, and in person!.*

We welcome Dr Simon Backhouse to give us an update on the latest in myopia research, a topic that is certainly very topical, especially after 2020. We return to the beautiful lofty Craft and Co in Collingwood, for what we promise will be a night of fantastic education, delicious food and wine, and most importantly, great company and collegiality. We’ve missed you, and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

*Disclaimer: If we are locked in again, we will also be providing the talk as a zoom meeting so you don’t miss out on the education, which will be slightly less fun but just as educational and still a bit fun.

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. This talk will examine the evidence underpinning these treatments and provide an update on recently published and emerging treatment options. Current guidelines and treatment protocols for myopia control will also be covered, including when to initiate and cease treatment, monitoring progression, and responses to treatment.


                                                                                             Simon Backhouse

Dr Simon Backhouse is a Senior Lecturer in Vision Science at Deakin University in the Optometry course. Simon 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.

Simon 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. Simon 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. Simon 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.

CCLSA Member: $55.00
Non member: $110.00
CCLSA Student member: $34.50

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Looking forward to seeing you there!