Sydney, Australia, 3 September 2018: The Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy will launch a new myopia management course, ‘Complex Cases’, in November 2018. It will follow the original ‘Managing Myopia’ course, which, due to popular demand, will run again in October 2018.
The online courses are accredited for continuing education points by COPE, the General Optical Council (GOC), Optometry Australia (OA), the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) and the Optometristen Vereniging Nederland (OVN), for practitioners across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
“The new course is a natural progression for practitioners who have completed the ‘Managing Myopia’ course”, says Judith Stern, Global Manager of Education for Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy. “It will provide practitioners with the tools and strategies to feel confident in handling more complex cases.”
“Patient factors outside the scope of accessible evidence, treating a patient for more than one condition at a time, poorer than expected outcomes with management strategies, or factors that are not yet understood, may all challenge a practitioner’s ability to manage a case effectively.”
The self-paced, independent learning courses utilises interactive case studies where practitioners are guided through cases using polls, questions and videos from global leaders.
Course one, ‘Managing Myopia’, is a revolutionary, patient focused course based on the latest advances in research that will change the way optometrists understand myopia. It will help identify candidates at risk and empower optometrists with the skills to better manage progressive myopia for patients.
Ninety eight percent of participants who completed course one, ‘Managing Myopia’, said that they changed the way they manage myopia in practice after completing the course. Ninety percent said they would recommend the course to colleagues and eighty five percent said they were interested in course two, ‘Complex Cases’.
The Myopia Education Program is available in both English and Spanish (course one only). Early bird enrolments are now open, however, intakes are limited and must close 14 September 2018. Further discount is applied if both courses are purchased together.
To find out more or register go to: brienholdenvision.org/academy