The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has made its internationally accredited Myopia Education Program more accessible, following the launch of a new-look format at a global optometry event.
The institute has unveiled a new ‘anytime, anywhere’ program model that will enable eyecare professionals to complete training in their own time. Previously, participants had to log on at a set time and would miss sessions if they were unavailable.
BHVI released the new format this week at the 2019 American Academy of Optometry meeting in Orlando Florida, which is being run in conjunction with the World Congress of Optometry. The program’s education team, led by Ms Pamela Capaldi and optometrist Mr Michael Morton, were at the event showcasing the program and its benefits.
“We want to make our education program easily available to our community of professionals, so they have the flexibility to sign up and learn while still managing myopia in their busy practices,” Capaldi, BHVI director of professional services, said.
Since its inception, BHVI reports 98% of participants have changed the way they treat myopia as a result of the course. Currently, there is a list of more than 350 people waiting to participate in the new-format program.
It has been developed in collaboration with the organisation’s own in-house and international experts. Features include interactive case studies, videos, polls and discussions that are professionally accredited in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand, with more approvals currently in the pipeline.
Split into three courses, the program and has been designed to address myopia from both a clinical and business perspective. Participants must complete the program within a six-week timeframe.
Course 1: Managing Myopia focusses on improving the profession’s understanding of myopia management with the latest research and clinical procedures.
Course 2: Complex Cases aims to give eyecare professionals tools and strategies to treat more challenging cases, while newly introduced Course 3: The Business of Myopia teaches participants to maximise business results and expand their practice through managing myopia.