Continuing Education
Title Symposium of Defocus Incorporated Ophthalmic lens in Myopic Control
Date 2018-06-28
Time 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue Chiang Chen Studio Theatre,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Credit 2
Fee Members of APPO (+1 optom. Staff)/ HKSPO - Free

Members of HKAOK/HKCCLs/HKOA - $200

non-members - $400
Speaker Professor Chi Ho TO(杜嗣河教授) Head of School of Optometry in Hong Kong Polytechnic University Dr. Hua QI (祁華博士) Technical Research & Development Department (TRD) in Hoya Corporation Vision Care Section Prof. Carly SY LAM(林小燕教授) Professor of the Scho
Symposium of Defocus Incorporated Ophthalmic lens in Myopia Control
Myopia is a global public health issue, and high myopia has long term retinal and ocular health consequences that affect quality of life. This symposium will discuss the principle of adopting myopic defocus in simultaneous vision approach to achieve myopia control, with evidence from animal studies. Based on the work from animal models and human studies, the design and optical performance of the Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segment (DIMS) lens will be presented.
A recent randomised clinical trial for myopia control using the DIMS spectacle lens showed significant retardation of myopia progression and axial elongation in myopic school children by 60%. Being a spectacle lens, the DIMS lens is an effective first line treatment for myopia control in clinic.
08:00-08:30pm - Myopic Defocus & Myopia Control by Professor Chi Ho TO
08:30-09:00pm – DIMS lens by Dr. Hua QI
09:00-09:30pm – Clinical result by Professor Carly SY LAM
09:30-10:00pm- Q & A section
*Light refreshment provided before the seminar (around 7pm)