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ABOUT ACADEMY

Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy is a centre of excellence for global eye health and vision care education. With a commitment to quality life-long learning, the Academy promotes the implementation of sustainable programs by creating and providing the educational framework and support essential to capacity building.

In effect, the Academy develops and strengthens the human capacity of emerging nations in a manner that enables them to contribute to global eye health and the WHO Development Goals in a marked, effective and sustainable way by targeting in particular, but not exclusively, avoidable blindness and visual impairment that is second to uncorrected refractive error.

ACADEMY NEWS

MANAGING MYOPIA COURSE

How many times have you had a child with fast-progressing myopia, and their concerned parent asking what can be done about it? To date, you could treat their symptoms, but not the progression.

Did you know, a recent practitioner survey on attitudes to myopia management highlighted that close to 70% of practitioners are still correcting myopia with single vision lenses as their primary mode of correction?

Stemming from this, the Institute created an online Managing Myopia course for optometrists, addressing the need to compile evidence and guidelines for myopia management into a concise, clinically relevant education program for practitioners.

NEW MYOPIA CALCULATOR

The Myopia Calculator illustrates the impact of various myopia management strategies on the amount of myopia progression in a child. Brien Holden Vision Institute designed the Calculator following feedback from practitioners that a tool was needed to explain myopia management in practice. Key features include:

VISUAL DISPLAY OF DATA
The tool applies evidence-based research to various management options and enables you to demonstrate and discuss the possible benefits – over time – of treating myopia progression in your patients. The Control Rate (%) slider allows you to change the level of myopia and view how it will affect its progression across the range reported for the selected treatment.

TAILOR TO YOUR PATIENT
Choose from different ages, ethnicities and refractive error to be able to show your patients the comparison of myopia management strategies for their situation.

MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
Choose from different myopia management options including multifocal soft contact lenses; peripheral defocus spectacles; executive bifocals; progressive addition spectacles; orthokeratology; low and high dose atropine.

EASY TO USE
Use in your practice on any desktop, tablet and mobile device.

PEER REVIEWED DATA
All data is sourced from peer-reviewed reports on well-conducted trials.

It is free for you to use, and helps support patient and parent communications, as well as helping to improve treatment compliance in an area that practitioners can find challenging. It is a must-have for practitioners.
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EYE TEACH©

EyeTeach© is an innovative education initiative designed to better equip optometry educators with the knowledge and expertise to facilitate student learning. It aims to assist in developing a greater understanding of learning processes and offers better teaching strategies specific to the diversity of global optometry.

Operating as an interactive series of workshops and self-assessment exercises, EyeTeach© ultimately enables educators to access expert advice and guidance on the most effective ways to teach optometry students. Topics learnt include: understanding the different ways people learn; how to structure a course to achieve expected learning outcomes; how to use different teaching methods, including lectures, role play, presentations and case studies.
EyeTeach© provides a program of certified courses for all levels of eye care educators across the diverse context of global optometry development including: transitioning from an eye care practitioner to an educator; curriculum design for learning and teaching; becoming an effective clinical teacher, designing and implementing problem-based learning and designing assessment for learning.

EyeTeach© courses available now through Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy
  • From Clinician to Educator
  • Educational Design for Learning
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Assessment for Learning

VIRTUAL REFRACTOR

VIRTUAL REFRACTOR
Virtual Refractor simulates a distance and near subjective optometric refraction, using a refractor head on virtual patients. There are numerous patients, prescriptions and profiles, and the patients respond to test questions and charts based on user input.

GRADING SCALES

GRADING SCALES
The Grading Scales are a quick reference to the key signs and symptoms associated with contact lens related inflammation and infection. Used as a reference tool in the clinic, they provide a guide for determining how much normal...

OPTOMETRY RESOURCES

OPTOMETRY RESOURCES
Motivated by the core public health development strategies to address the staggering shortage of eyecare personnel and services in the developing context, the Global Optometry Resources is a suite of open educational resources that aim to ...