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Myopia Management with Spectacles: Online Course

Myopia Profile has launched Myopia Management with Spectacles, an online course designed to support and accelerate this form of treatment adoption and clinical success.

Myopia Profile is a clinical myopia management information centre for eye care professionals (ECPs), developed by Australian optometrists Dr Kate Gifford and Dr Paul Gifford.

Myopia Profile created the Myopia Management with Spectacles course to equip more ECPs with the information they need to confidently adopt this emerging technology

Between them, the co-founders have a combined five decades plus of ocular science experience. They have authored more than 150 peer reviewed and professional publications and have presented more than 250 conference lectures around the world, primarily on clinical myopia management.

Myopia Management with Spectacles joins a powerful line-up of of Myopia Profile resources aimed at combating the global myopia epidemic.

The two-hour online course introduces the latest research on myopia management lens designs and shares important, evidence-based foundational knowledge on prescribing these glasses for children of all ages.

With interactive text and image content, it covers all aspects of spectacle lens prescribing for myopia, from first corrections in very young children to progressive addition and bifocal lenses through the latest technologies and next generation lenses for myopia control.

Learning objectives include the clinical rationale for specific use of single vision spectacles in children with myopia, the evidence for various myopia control spectacle interventions, a simple comparison of spectacle lenses to other treatments based upon scientific evidence, understanding the latest technology lenses for myopia control, and practical aspects of spectacle lens prescribing, including frame fitting and parent communication.

Myopia Profile Co-founder Dr Kate Gifford said, “Spectacle lenses are a hot topic in the field of myopia management, with the potential to help a vast number of children worldwide who may not have access to or be candidates for other treatment options. We know that managing myopia early can provide kids with more stable vision over time and help head off serious eye health issues that can develop in adulthood. Myopia Profile created the Myopia Management with Spectacles course to equip more ECPs with the information they need to confidently adopt this emerging technology, wherever they may practice.”

Continuing professional education approval is underway for Australia and New Zealand. A free trial of the first learning chapter is now available.  Watch a course overview video

Register Now for 50% Discount

Register before 20 February for a 50% discount off the regular course fee. Use the code MMS50 at checkout to claim the discount.