Brien Holden Vision Institute has launched ‘Guidelines for Myopia Management’, an easy to use, practical tool to help eye care professionals manage patients with myopia.
Available freely online, the guidelines provide a framework to inform diagnostic tests, risk assessment, appropriate myopia management options and to schedule follow-up visits and tests.
Prof. Padmaja Sankaridurg, Head of the Myopia Program at the Institute, said the guidelines have been developed with the latest evidence-based knowledge and remind practitioners of the various steps required to appropriately assess and treat myopic patients.
“I encourage practitioners to go to our website and view the guidelines or download and print them as a poster to use in their practice,” she said. “They are free and simple to use and we see them becoming a vital addition to myopia management practice.
“The guidelines complement other resources we’ve developed to help practitioners meet increasing demands for myopia management skills, including our Managing Myopia online course and Myopia Calculator, both of which have been translated into numerous languages.”
Yvette Waddell, CEO of the Institute, said the resources and practitioner education programs are part of a long-term strategic focus on myopia.
“We will continue to develop relevant tools, online education courses and other materials to equip eye care professionals with the latest evidence-based knowledge, while the myopia management market segment develops and grows globally.”