Myopia Profile has worked with clinicians and industry advisers to develop an enhanced Managing Myopia Guidelines Infographic. The user-friendly resource simplifies myopia management processes and practices, empowering eye care professionals in prescribing, communicating, and providing ongoing care for young patients.
Originally launched in 2019, the extensively updated guide is now available in 10 languages, with another seven in development.
From the initial exam chair consultation to post-visit education and long-term clinical care, it guides practitioners in every step of the myopia management journey
“Introducing the revised Managing Myopia Guidelines Infographic is an important step in our ongoing mission to transform myopia care practices,” said Dr Kate Gifford, co-founder of Myopia Profile. “This resource streamlines complexities and helps ECPs deliver optimal patient care by offering engaging and evidence-based prescribing guidelines and communication strategies. From the initial exam chair consultation to post-visit education and long-term clinical care, it guides practitioners in every step of the myopia management journey.”
The infographic contains two components differentiated by their colour schemes. The predominately blue section is a chairside reference guide for ECPs, offering information on myopia risk factors, prescribing recommendations, follow-up schedules, and evaluation of long-term outcomes.
The multi-coloured section assists with patient and parent communication tactics, including addressing visual environments, available interventions, the ease of children wearing contact lenses, and myopia management’s importance.
A companion take-home brochure for parents and carers is also provided for those seeking further information. QR codes provide links from the Infographic to further information on MyopiaProfile.com for eye care professionals, and to MyKidsVision.org for parents and careers. It can be used as a digital display or printed in a variety of sizes for use as a practice wall poster or handheld communication tool.
To facilitate the integration of the Infographic guide into daily practice, Myopia Profile has published a feature article, Using the Managing Myopia Guidelines Infographics, that provides valuable insights and includes links for additional reading on the evidence base and communication tips housed on MyKidsVision.org.
Dr Gifford further elaborates on practical applications in a video available on Myopia Profile’s YouTube channel.
“Our commitment extends beyond the creation and design of the infographic to guarantee that ECPs also have the necessary information to integrate it into their practices, including in clinical communication and staff training,” said Dr Gifford. “Ensuring they can effectively leverage this resource is essential for enhanced patient care and education.”
The infographic is available as a free download on MyopiaProfile.com/Resources.