Course summary.

8 Lessons, 1 hour, MCQ's


Dr Kate Gifford PhD

Cost $30 USD

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

About this course.

This Made Simple course is designed to help you get across the evidence on spectacle lenses for myopia management. From understanding the newest designs to how well they work to slow myopia progression; from expectations for visual acuity and visual function through to long-term management, this intensely practical course will support you with clinical steps and tips on communication. With 50 scientific references, get up-to-date quickly and with tools at your fingertips in prescribing spectacle lenses for myopia management. 

Learner outcomes.

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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: Introduction

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

Chapter 2: The evidence

A brief overview of the history of spectacles for myopia control, from bifocals and progressives to our newest technologies today; and comparative efficacy. 

Chapter 3: Getting started in practice

Detail on the newest technology spectacle lenses, with step-by-step guidance for prescribing, info on acuity and visual function, frame fit and follow-up considerations. When to consider prescribing single vision is also covered. 

Chapter 4: Clinical communication

Guidance on explaining spectacle 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 getting started, managing compliance and when to update prescriptions. 

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

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

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