As part of Ocuco’s commitment to providing valuable resources during the Coronavirus situation, we introduced an extensive program of online learning opportunities, designed to help optical practices navigate the evolving situation and to prepare for post COVID-19. A number of clinically-focused lectures were presented as part of the program, these are now available to watch.
We all know that staying healthy at any age requires engaging in some form of physical exercise. But have you considered how sporting activities might benefit children’s eye health, particularly throughout childhood? During the lecture See Well, Play Well, and Be Well: The Relationship Between Vision, Physical Activity and BMI in Schoolchildren, Doctor Síofra Harrington reveals the results of a cross-sectional epidemiological study which investigated whether refractive error and vision problems in children are associated with increased sedentary behaviour and reduced physical activity and sports participation.
Myopia is thought to be a modifiable risk factor for the development of eye disease and vision loss.
As a result, alleviating Myopia symptoms with spectacles or contact lenses is no longer considered sufficient. The World Council of Optometry, the European Society of Ophthalmology, and the International Myopia Institute have recently called for an evolution in the standard of care for Myopia management.
Dry Eye Disease (DED) is a multifactorial disease that has been treated with over-the-counter artificial tears from your local drugstore for decades.
Doctor Wes McCann explains the aetiology of Dry Eye Disease (DED), the recommendations of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society’s Dry Eye Workshop II (TFOS DEWS II), the guidelines for performing a full Dry Eye assessment and the latest technological advancements to manage this disease.
Paediatric optometry can be intimidating for some practitioners. Watch this webinar and get the right tools to facilitate the management of eyecare during childhood.
Tania discusses age-appropriate vision tests, age norms for both refractive error and vision, amblyopia management and the benefits of contact lens fitting for children. Additionally, she shares tips and tricks from years of experience working as a paediatric optometrist.
Did you know the rate of myopia is doubling approximately every 30 years?
Take this chance to hear one of the foremost experts on Myopia speak about the treatment and causes of the condition.
This webinar explores the latest findings in epidemiological data and the implications for clinical practice.
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Professor James Loughman is the Clinical Research
Director for Ocuco Ltd. An Optometrist with more than 20 years of clinical, academic, research and management experience. James is also presently
the Director of the Centre for Eye Research Ireland (CERI), a research facility based in Technological University Dublin, the same university where he received his Ph.D. in 1997. James oversees a
portfolio of research including technology development and big data analytics projects alongside clinical trials for the control of myopia, glaucoma and other blinding conditions.
Doctor Síofra Harrington is a lecturer, researcher, clinical supervisor with the School of Physics and Clinical and Optometric Sciences at Technological University Dublin, Ireland. She is a fellow of the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI). Doctor Harrington is the principal investigator for the Ireland Eye Study, which reported the prevalence of ametropia, amblyopia, and vision impairment in schoolchildren in Ireland. Doctor Harrington is the first author of six peer-reviewed academic publications and numerous academic poster presentations reporting Ireland Eye Study findings.
Wes McCann, Doctor of Optometry, owns six practices in Ontario, Canada. A graduate of Western University and Nova Southeastern University, he has earned three Honors Bachelor of Science degrees, an accelerated MBA and a Doctorate of Optometry. McCann is also a professional consultant for Johnson & Johnson and has experience lecturing on topics such as contact lenses, dry eye, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment for J&J, B&L, Labtician and ZEISS. From 2016-2018, he served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Optometrists.
Tania Constable is a full-time paediatric specialist optometrist, working in both a primary and secondary care setting in Dublin, Ireland. Tania holds certificates in Paediatric Eyecare, Glaucoma and Medical Retina from the College of Optometrists. She has experience working with children with additional needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Down’s Syndrome and raising awareness of the difficulties associated with cerebral visual impairment. Currently, Tania is undertaking an MSc in Clinical Optometry in Cardiff University.
Michael Moore is a lecturer in Technological University Dublin, Ireland. He lectures on the topics of ocular disease, complex contact lenses, surgical shared care and ethical optometric practice. He is a researcher and PhD candidate in the Centre for Eye Research Ireland. His research work mainly focuses on the epidemiology of refractive error and vision. His work has been presented at several international conferences, including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference and International Myopia Conference.
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