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Myopia Education Program

Are you ready to learn something new and change the way you practice?

Myopia Education Program

Are you ready to learn something new and change the way you practice?
Our Myopia Education Program was created to revolutionise the profession’s understanding of myopia management. Connecting participants with globally recognised leaders through interactive case studies, videos and webinars, the Program provides the skills for you to better-manage progressive myopia for your patients.

WHY MYOPIA MANAGEMENT

By 2050, it’s predicted that 50% of the population will have myopia, with 10% having high levels of myopia (>-5.00D) 1; creating a potential major public health crisis. Research shows that there are ways to delay the onset and manage the progression of myopia, giving better visual outcomes for the child2.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Independent learning, with support from global leaders when you need it
  • Online discussion forums
  • Course handouts – yours to keep
  • Certificate on completion
  • Your results sent to Optometry Australia (OA) / Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB)

You can complete just course one, just course two, or both – the choice is yours.

COURSE ONE - MANAGING MYOPIA

Course 1 aims for practitioners to be able to use the latest research and clinical procedures to successfully implement an appropriate myopia management plan, in order to limit myopia progression in their patients.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
On the successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the increasing epidemiology and burden of myopia across the globe and their local context with colleagues and patients.
  2. Create a myopia risk profile for onset and fast progression of myopia in their patients utilising data from the literature and results from a full clinical exam.
  3. Communicate the risks of myopia, prediction of progression for individual cases and the need to slow progression with children & parents.
  4. Explain and discuss with children & parents likely myopia control outcomes, pros and cons of different management strategies, including behavioural, optical, and therapeutic options.
  5. Create, justify and implement an appropriate myopia management plan to slow the rate of myopia progression for each patient.
COURSE STRUCTURE
ACCREDITATION

COURSE TWO - COMPLEX CASES

Course 2 gives practitioners tools and strategies to feel confident with cases that are more complex. To do this they will draw on their learning from course 1, expert opinion, the literature, clinical experience and peers to be able to manage progressive myopia.

There are varying reasons for cases to be considered complex that can include limited evidence available for a patient’s particular circumstance, more than one condition being treated at a time in one patient, poorer than expected outcomes with management strategies, and often factors that we do not yet understand.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
On successful completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Justify the decision to perform myopia management in adults, young adults or young children.
  • Diagnose and treat binocular vision abnormalities for a child with progressive myopia.
  • Manage adverse outcomes, such as variable and poor vision in children using different treatment strategies (multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology, low-dose atropine).
  • Diagnose and manage the signs and symptoms of pathology associated with high myopia.
COURSE STRUCTURE
ACCREDITATION

COURSE THREE - THE BUSINESS OF MYOPIA - NEW!

Course 3 delivers the business knowledge and skills to successfully integrate myopia management into practice. Building on the foundation of practical skills delivered through courses 1 and 2, The Business of Myopia enables eye care professionals to successfully grow their business through myopia management. The course presents the business case for myopia management and provides guidance in areas such as business procedures and processes, marketing, communications and education, to drive awareness, reverse the trend and help ensure business success.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
On successful completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the potential business benefits of introducing myopia management.
  • Identify the services, products, staff training and pricing systems required to run a successful myopia management business.
  • Create a marketing strategy to grow your myopia management business.
  • Use appropriate patient messaging and materials for myopia management communication and education.
  • Monitor and improve your myopia management practice using appropriate resources.
COURSE STRUCTURE
ACCREDITATION

ENROL NOW

Course 3:
The Business of Myopia

Course Dates 2019:
Begins August 20
Closes September 10

Price:
AUD $160

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WHO WE ARE

The Brien Holden Vision Institute is a non-profit translational research, education and public health organisation. For over 30 years, the Institute has been developing superior solutions for the correction of refractive errors, with a focus on myopia.

A social enterprise, the Brien Holden Vision Institute invests its revenues into delivering accessible eye care and education programs around the world, working to eliminate vision impairment and avoidable blindness.
Total number of eye care personnel trained since 1988  250,000

REFERENCES

1. Holden, B. A., T. R. Fricke, D. A. Wilson, M. Jong, K. S. Naidoo, P. Sankaridurg, T. Y. Wong, T. J. Naduvilath and S. Resnikoff (2016). “Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050.” Ophthalmology 123(5): 1036-1042.
2. Walline, J. J. (2016). “Myopia control: a review.” Eye & contact lens 42(1): 3-8.