Barriers to the Business of Myopia Control in the UK

Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:30 - 11:30

Facilitated by Manbir Nagra
1 CET Point

Over the past decade or so, myopia has undoubtedly become a ‘hot topic’ within the UK and beyond.  Despite the apparent practitioner interest in myopia control, only a modest increase in prescribing of myopia inhibiting solutions has been found.  Practitioner reluctance to undertake myopia control is a multifactorial issue, which may relate to concerns regarding safety, treatment efficacy, or cost.  This lecture considers a broader view by attempting to understand the views and influences of multiple stakeholders: patients, parents, practices, manufacturers, and practitioners themselves.