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A real chance at reversing the trend in myopia

28/05/2018
There are just days left to register for the latest Managing Myopia Program, conducted by the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) Academy.

Close to 1,000 practitioners across the globe have now completed the Managing Myopia Program, with 98% of participants – who completed the post-course survey – reporting they have changed the way they manage myopia in practice after completing the Program.

Due to an outstanding response from practitioners worldwide, the Managing Myopia Program will again be available from June 12 to July 3. To learn more about the course, or to secure your place now, click here.

The Program is self-paced and gives participants the unique opportunity to connect with global leaders in myopia control, through a live webinar. Upon completion participants will receive 13 points and 2T hours CE from Optometry Australia (OA) and 6 hours CE from the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board – New Zealand (approval pending).

All course content is accessible via desktop, tablet and smartphone, meaning participants can receive CE accreditation from the comfort of their home or office.

Pamela Capaldi, FAAO, Director of Professional Services for Brien Holden Vision Institute noted that “one valuable aspect of the online course is the live webinar, in which participants have the opportunity to pose questions and engage in case based discussions, with global leaders in myopia management.”

She notes that feedback from course participants indicates that the profession is starting to make an essential shift in myopia management strategies, and this is encouraging. Moreover, “100% of the participants in the most recent webinar reported they would recommend the course to their colleagues,” Capaldi said.

According to the Institute1 myopia is spreading rapidly and is becoming a global epidemic and by the year 2050, approximately 50% of the world’s population will be myopic, with nearly 10% of the population (1 billion people) in the high myopia category.

The course commences June 12 and placements are now limited. For more information, or to enrol in this engaging learning experience, click here.


1Holden, B. A., T. R. Fricke, D. A. Wilson, M. Jong, K. S. Naidoo, P. Sankaridurg, T. Y. Wong, T. J. Naduvilath and S. Resnikoff (2016). “Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050.” Ophthalmology 123(5): 1036-1042.
 
 

 




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