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.
MANAGING MYOPIA COURSE
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.
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.
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.
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© 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