Course summary.

8 Lessons, 1 hour, MCQ's


Dr Paul Gifford PhD

Cost $30 USD

Reduced course fee available for low income countries, applied at checkout.

About this course.

This Made Simple course has been built with a strong practical focus, designed for the busy eye care practitioner who needs to get up-to-speed on the latest evidence and how to put it into practice. Understand the background on myopia control soft contact lenses including detail on the newest designs, how well they work and their outcomes for acuity and visual function. Get tips on prescribing considerations, step-by-step guidance and phrases to try in clinical communication. More than 50 scientific references are summarized and converted into clinical action steps to support you in prescribing soft contact lenses for myopia management. 

Learner outcomes.

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Completion Certificate
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Self Paced Learning
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Graded Quizzes

Meet the instructors.

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Dr Paul Gifford PhD

Dr Paul Gifford is a research scientist and industry innovator based in Brisbane, Australia, and co-founder of Myopia Profile.

What you will learn.

Chapter 1: Introduction

Get the course overview, understand the full picture of myopia control treatments, and download the list of over 50 scientific references.

Chapter 2: The evidence

A brief history from bifocal and early designs to today’s myopia control technologies, including comparative efficacy.

Chapter 3: Getting started in practice

Detail on the newest technology soft contact lenses, with step-by-step guidance for prescribing, info on acuity and visual function, contact lens safety, follow-ups and when to consider prescribing single vision.

Chapter 4: Clinical communication

Guidance on explaining soft contact lens technologies to patients and their parents or carers, with resources to support you and the practice team.

Chapter 5: Managing long-term outcomes

A step-by-step guide to long-term management, including clinical considerations and gauging success in myopia control through refraction and axial length. Limits of evidence and parent communication are also covered.

Chapter 6: Case studies

Explore two case studies with interactive, guided elements on reconsidering contact lenses for the reluctant patient, and choosing a contact lens for part-time versus full-time wear.

Chapter 7: Knowledge check

A short, multi-format knowledge check to emphasize key points across the course and help you recall the main messages for clinical practice.

Chapter 8: Summary and further learning

Five key take-home messages, with pointers towards further reading, resources and clinical communication tools.

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