SHANGHAI — The Asia Optometric Management Academy (AOMA) and Asia Optometric Congress (AOC) collaborated to create a region-wide consensus on myopia management. The organizations came together with the help of two dozen key opinion leaders to collect input from countries across Asia and put together a document that outlines how myopia should be managed throughout the region.
Leaders from both groups explained that significant disparities exist in eye care across Asia. In some countries, the optometric field is more advanced, while the profession is still developing in other countries. Additionally, not all myopia management treatments are available in every country in Asia. To help combat this and spread awareness and education about myopia to practitioners, the AOMA and AOC developed a standard practice model so that practitioners in this region can better provide quality eye care to patients in their communities.