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9th Hong Kong Optometric Conference

Date: 04 Nov 2011

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Hong Kong Optometric Association, the 9th Hong Kong Optometric Conference took place on 4 November 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Themed “Vision for the Next Generation”, the conference attracted more than 400 participants from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and other parts of Asia, Europe and North America. Dr. Lily Chiu, BBS, Consultant (Centres of Excellence) at the Strategy & Planning Division of the Hospital Authority, was invited to give the opening remarks. Six renowned speakers from different disciplines shared their insights with the audience: Prof. Lea Hyvärinen (Finland); Prof. Cecilia Li-tsang (Hong Kong); Prof. Peter Wong (Canada); Prof. To Chi-ho (Hong Kong); Prof. Carly Lam (Hong Kong); and Dr. Björn Drobe  (Singapore). The topics ranged from neuropsychological perspectives, clinical findings about new defocus incorporated soft contact (DISC) lenses, to issues of myopia in children. The day’s formal sessions concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Prof. To entitled “Will recent advancement in adopting e-learning environments increase the risk of myopia?”