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 self-paced, independent learning courses use interactive case studies and guide practitioners using polls, questions and videos from global leaders
“The new course is a natural progression for practitioners who have completed the ‘Managing Myopia’ course”, said 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 use interactive case studies and guide practitioners using polls, questions and videos from global leaders.
Course one, ‘Managing Myopia’, is a 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.
According to BHVI, 98 per cent of participants who completed course one, Managing Myopia, said that they changed the way they manage myopia in practice after completing the course, and 90 per cent said they would recommend the course to colleagues. Eighty five per cent said they were interested in course two, Complex Cases.
The Myopia Education Program is available in English and Spanish (course one only). Early bird enrolments are now open, however, intakes are limited and must close on 18 September 2018. Further discount is applied if both courses are purchased together.
To find out more or register go to: brienholdenvision.org/academy