By Rhiannon Riches
The Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy is launching 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.
Judith Stern, Global Manager of Education for Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy, said the new course is a natural progression for practitioners who have completed the ‘Managing Myopia’ course.
‘It will provide practitioners with the tools and strategies to feel confident in handling more complex cases,’ she said.
‘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,’ she said.
The self-paced, independent learning courses utilise 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,’ Judith said.
According to a Media Release issued by the BHVI Academy, 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. Ninety per cent said they would recommend the course to colleagues and 85 per cent said they were interested in course two, ‘Complex Cases’.
Enrolments for both courses are now open. Discounts apply if both courses are purchased together. To find out more or register go to www.brienholdenvision.org/academy
Both 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.