About this course
Communicating the Myopia Message will help you master effective and efficient clinical myopia management without having to become a science expert. One of the biggest barriers to putting myopia management into practice is knowing how to approach discussing myopia correction, control, goals and outcomes in an efficient time frame. The key inspiration for this course is to tackle the challenge of communication: providing you tried-and-tested key messages and practical tools to offer the best possible care to your young myopic patients while also setting up your practice systems for success.
The interactive two-hour course covers all aspects of the myopia management journey. It will increase your skills and confidence to discuss myopia onset and progression; describe management options and guide parents through decision-making and informed consent; explain and manage long-term outcomes; involve practice staff and provide ongoing patient education to ensure best practice myopia management. Each lesson provides a scientific foundation with advice on communicating this knowledge to parents. You'll find interactive parent communication scenarios, downloadable support tools, quick quizzes and more in engaging formats. Start here to master the myopia message and communicate for clinical success.
Dr Kate Gifford PhD
Dr Paul Gifford PhD
- US, CA: 2 COPE CE approved hours, Course ID 75116-GO, Activity ID 122915.
- AU: 2 self-recorded CPD hours
- NZ: 2 General points, CPD reference number 50645
- UK: 2 CPD points for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, references C-100092, C-100093
What you will learn
Ch 1: Introduction
Learn about the course content, navigate the platform and set your learning goals.
- Welcome to Communicating the Myopia Message
- More information about this course
- How to use this course
- Your continuing education
Ch 2: Key messages on myopia risk, correction and control
Learn how to explain the risks for myopia onset, progression and lifelong eye health, plus the key messages and framing of short-term and long-term benefits of myopia management.
- Identifying children at risk of myopia onset and progression
- Goals of myopia management
- Communicating myopia risks, correction and control
- Test your learning 1
Ch 3: Myopia management treatment options
Here we'll pull together the latest science into easy messages and prescribing processes for myopia treatment options, as well as exploring informed consent.
- Comparing the options
- Informed consent and off-label prescribing
- Explaining the treatment options
- Test your learning 2
Ch 4: Three key questions asked by parents
Test your communication skills with interactive parent discussion scenarios, and develop your main messages to cover these common parental questions.
- How to improve a child's visual environment
- Explaining contact lens safety in kids
- When to stop myopia control treatments
- Test your learning 3
Ch 5: Long term management success
How do you know it's working? This important chapter covers how to set appropriate goals, determine success, explain treatment outcomes to parents and manage poor outcomes.
- Follow-up schedules
- Gauging success in myopia management from refraction
- Gauging success in myopia management from axial length
- Understanding and managing poor outcomes
- Test your learning 4
Ch 6: Myopia management outside of the exam room
Leverage your newfound communication skills in the consultation room with guidelines and materials to train your practice staff, and support parents in their ongoing learning journey.
- Three steps to involving your practice team in myopia management
- Myopia Profile Academy: explore your next learning journey
- Congratulations, you did it! Here's what's next
Learned a lot!
This course has a lot to offer and I really enjoyed working through it. There is a lot of information but it isn't overwhelming because it stays relevant to each lesson. The downloads to use in practice are a great resource to have when discussing myopia management options and there are plenty of positive take-away pointers to use.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course eligible for continuing professional educational credits?
This couse has achieved continuing accrediation in:
- US, CA: 2 hours 2 COPE CE approved hours, Course ID 75116-GO, Activity ID 122915.
- AU: 2 hours 2 self-recorded CPD hours
- NZ: 2 hours 2 General points, CPD reference number 50645
- UK: 2 hours 2 CPD points for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, references C-100092, C-100093
On completion, we will provide a certificate to you for self-recorded continued professional development purposes, which includes the duration of the course and continuing accreditation details for specific countries. We will also provide post-course administration to accrediting bodies where required. Check your country's requirements regarding continuing education.
When does the course start and finish?
The course is available now and never ends! It is a self-paced online course - you decide when you start, and set your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling you will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.