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NOTE: This event includes the AGM and is for Optometry NSW/ACT members only.

This year’s AGM for Optometry NSW/ACT will take place via zoom and will be immediately followed by an up-to-the second update on myopia control with our expert panel:

Dr Monica Jong

Monica is the Global Director of Professional Education – Myopia at Johnson and Johnson Vision Care where she leads the vision and strategy for educating eye care practitioners in myopia management.  Monica has dedicated her professional life to eyecare and myopia research.  Monica previously led the International Myopia Institute (IMI), a working group established after the first WHO-BHVI Meeting on Myopia in 2015 to advocate for myopia as a public health issue, and advance awareness and education in myopia management.

Monica is a highly cited author and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in myopia and high myopia risk factors, pathology, clinical trials and epidemiology. She co-authored the WHO report on the Impact of Myopia and High Myopia, was the co-creator of the first global online myopia management education program that has reached over twenty thousand eye care practitioners globally, contributed to position papers on myopia and refractive error in the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.  Monica is also an invited speaker at key international scientific and practitioner meetings.

 

Dr Kerry Ho

Kerry graduated in 2016 from the University of New South Wales with the Bachelor’s Degree in Vision Science and Optometry. In his studies he has gained a varied range of training in various places. In Australia he has spent time working with optometrists and ophthalmologists in the Australian College of Optometry and the Royal Hobart Hospital. He has developed Ophthalmological imaging when working in the Centre for Eye Health. He also has learned about low vision, school screenings and paediatric optometry working in a private practice in optometry. Kerry has studied in the Southwest Chongqing military hospital, learning about myopia control and rarer diseases in Asia.

Kerry is therapeutically endorsed and has been trained to address a various range of eye conditions such as inflammation, glaucoma and common anterior eye diseases. He has a spent a year researching about the shape of the cornea and its possible clinical applications to contact lenses. As a result of his previous work, he has a special interest in Orthokeratology and other forms of myopia control.

 

Dr Oliver Woo

Oliver is a clinical optometrist with strong passion in paediatric vision, myopia management and practice management. He has extensive experience in Orthokeratology and lens design. He is an internationally recognised motivated lecturer, mentor and educator in myopia management especially in the Asia regions and has given over 100 international presentations.

Oliver is on the board of directors of the International Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control (IAOMC), Chairman and Lead for Orthokeratology and Myopia Management of Asia Optometric Congress (AOC) and AOC Academy, Vice President and Councillor of Asia Optometric Management Academy (AOMA), Education coordinator for the AOC and Global Myopia Symposium (GMS), Cornea and Contact Lenses Society of Australia (CCLSA), NSW State Committee, past board member of Oceania Society of Orthokeratology (OSO) and KOL for serval industries.

Program

6.30pm – Welcome and AGM

7.00pm – Panel presentation:

  • Clinical implications of a Lancet meta-analysis on digital smart device use and myopia – Monica Jong
  • Emerging spectacle lens designs in myopia control – Kerry Ho
  • How to communicate with parents to best implement their child’s myopia management plan – Oliver Woo

7.40pm – Q&A with the Panel

8.00pm – Close