Australian group Myopia Profile has enhanced its Managing Myopia Guidelines Infographic, a free tool that simplifies myopia management processes and practices for eyecare professionals.
The clinical myopia management information centre has designed the tool alongside clinicians and industry experts to empower ECPs with prescribing, communication, and ongoing care for young patients.
The guide, originally launched in 2019, has been updated to feature 10 languages, with another seven currently in development.
“Introducing the revised Managing Myopia Guidelines Infographic is an important step in our ongoing mission to transform myopia care practices,” Dr Kate Gifford, co-founder of Myopia Profile, said.
“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 colour schemes. The predominantly blue section serves as 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 the importance of myopia management.
Parents and carers seeking further information are provided with a companion take-home brochure. QR codes provide links from the Infographic to further information on MyopiaProfile.com for ECPs and to MyKidsVision.org for parents and carers.
Additionally, the Infographic 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 developed accompanying resources to assist ECPs in its effective utilisation.
The article “Using the Managing Myopia Guidelines Infographics” also provides insights and links for additional reading on the evidence base and communication tips housed on MyKidsVision.org. Gifford further elaborates on practical applications in a video.
“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,” Gifford said.
“Ensuring they can effectively leverage this resource is essential for enhanced patient care and education.”
The infographic is available as a free download here.