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The 18th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium

Date: 05 Nov 2020

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, The Hong Kong Optometric Association and PolyU School of Optometry, The 18th Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium was successfully held online on 5 November 2020 and attracted over 700 participants.

The Symposium has been serving as an ideal platform for eyecare practitioners, opticians, ophthalmologists and optical industry players to update themselves with the latest optometric knowledge. This year’s Symposium is themed “Prevention of Blindness and Global Eye Care Development Beyond 20/20”, which echoes with the global initiative of the “Vision 2020: The Right to Sight” of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. We were happy to have seven experts from Australia, Canada and Hong Kong to share with us the updates on the eyecare management and treatments with advanced technology in eliminating visual impairments.

Dr Jessica Neuville, Clinical Associate of the School served as the moderator of the morning session. Dr Helen Eng, Part-time Visiting Lecturer and Ms Jenny Kwong, Senior Resident Optometrist co-instructed the talk on “Using Optical Calculation in Managing Vision Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients”; and Prof. Ben Thompson, Visiting Professor, shared his findings in the talk titled “New Approaches to the Treatment of Amblyopia: An Update and Future Perspectives”.

The Symposium is a pre-approved CPD Programme recognized by the Optometrists Board, Hong Kong and also accredited by the Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) under the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO) for continuing education for optometrists.

Dr Jessica Neuville serves as the moderator.
☉ Dr Jessica Neuville serves as the moderator.

Dr Helen Eng (left) and Ms Jenny Kwong co-instruct the talk on “Using Optical Calculation in Managing Vision Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients”.
☉ Dr Helen Eng (left) and Ms Jenny Kwong co-instruct the talk on “Using Optical Calculation in Managing Vision Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients”.

Prof. Ben Thompson shares his findings in new approaches to treat amblyopia.
☉ Prof. Ben Thompson shares his findings in new approaches to treat amblyopia.