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BHVI to host online myopia courses

The institute has confirmed distance learning on the topic in October and November this year

A child having spectacles fitted

The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has announced the launch of a new online myopia management course.

To run in November and entitled Complex cases, the self-paced, independent learning course uses a series of case studies, guiding practitioners through polls, questions and videos. 

Ahead of the new course, the institute will re-run its popular Managing myopia course, which was launched earlier this year and covers the latest advances in research. It is also designed to help practitioners identify patients who are at risk and equip optometrists with the skills to better manage progressive myopia for patients. 

The Institute reported that 98% of practitioners who completed the Managing myopia course earlier this year said it “changed the way they manage myopia in practice.”

Global manager for education at the BHVI Academy, Judith Stern, explained that the new course is a “natural progression” for practitioners who completed Managing myopia. “It will provide practitioners with the tools and strategies to feel confident in handling more complex cases,” she added.

Both courses are CET-accredited with the General Optical Council, as well as by COPE, Optometry Australia, the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board and the Optometristen Vereniging Nederland, for practitioners across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Registration for the courses in now open. Intake is limited and an early bird discount is available until 18 September. For more information, visit the BHVI website.