Course summary.

17 Lessons, 3 hours, 30 MCQ's
Accredited in: New Zealand; United Kingdom; Australia; United States; Canada

Instructors.

Dr Kate Gifford PhD

Cost $70 USD

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

About this course.

Contact Lenses for Kids is a three hour, comprehensive learning journey to increase knowledge, confidence and management skills in paediatric contact lens practice. It is specifically designed to increase confidence in fitting children (aged 12 and under) with contact lenses, providing the theoretical knowledge and practical tools to understand how successful, satisfied and safe children can be as contact lens wearers, especially in comparison to teens and adults. With a strong evidence base of 80+ scientific references, this course explains the multitude of reasons that children can thrive in contact lens wear, and how to ensure clinical communication and practice processes are set up for success.

Accreditation.

Accredited in: New Zealand; United Kingdom; Australia; United States; Canada

Learner outcomes.

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91% Would recommend this course to a colleague
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95% Feel more confident in pediatric contact lens fitting and aftercare

Course details.

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Downloadable Resources
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100% Online
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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 Kate Gifford PhD

Dr Kate Gifford is a clinical optometrist, researcher, peer educator and professional leader from Brisbane, Australia, and a co-founder of Myopia Profile.

What you will learn.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the course! - 4 Lessons

  • Welcome to Contact Lenses for Kids! Here's what you'll learn.
  • Disclosures
  • How to use this course
  • Your continuing education

Chapter 2: Reasons to fit kids with contact lenses - 2 Lessons

Beyond the simple correction of ametropia, there are multiple functional, developmental and psychological benefits to kids wearing contact lenses which will be described in this chapter.

  • Module 1 Video Lesson
  • Test your learning 1

Chapter 3: Contact lens safety in children - 2 Lessons

This chapter provides a scientific review on contact lens safety in children, including how to communicate this to parents and patients.

  • Module 2 Video Lesson
  • Test your learning 2

Chapter 4: Mythbusting: Time, Cost, Compliance & Management - 2 Lessons

Practitioner and parental misconceptions about contact lens wear in kids can present unnecessary barriers to uptake. This chapter describes the research evidence to overcome these barriers, including specific outcomes in children and teens.

  • Module 3 Video Lesson
  • Test your learning 3

Chapter 5: Clinical considerations and initial fitting - 2 Lessons

This chapter describes the clinical considerations for initial fitting, including high ametropia, contact lens materials and modalities, pre-existing dry eye risk, handling training, informed consent and resources to support you in practice.

  • Module 4 Video Lesson
  • Test your learning 4

Chapter 6: Follow up visits and management - 2 Lessons

When moving from initial fitting, successful follow up includes practical and clinical aspects. This chapter will detail scheduling, factors affecting continued wear and dropout, managing vision and comfort outcomes and reinforcing compliance.

  • Module 5 Video Lesson
  • Test your learning 5

Chapter 7: Ensuring long term success and safety - 2 Lessons

Bringing it all together to achieve long term success, this chapter explores smart set up of in-practice systems including consent, cost, parental communication, staff training and marketing. A template parent information sheet is provided for you to download and customize to your practice.

  • Module 6 Video Lesson
  • Test your learning 6

Chapter 8: Next steps

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Practical Knowledge for Parents

Good Knowledge int what to think about practically with children and CLs

Lowana L - 27 days ago
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Confident in Kids and Contact Lenses

I feel much more confident in delivering the facts regarding safety and success of contact lens were in kids. I feel better equipped to help the parents and patients to see the benefits and to explain the risks accurately.

Jemma L - 27 days ago
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Practical Learning Experience

It was a very good learning course to have better understanding of contact lens fitting

Hyerin K - one month ago
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