Myopia Education Program

Are you ready to learn something new and change the way you practice?
Our Myopia Education Program was created to revolutionise the profession’s understanding of myopia management. Connecting participants with globally recognised leaders through interactive case studies, videos and webinars, the Program provides the skills for you to better-manage progressive myopia for your patients.

Why Myopia Management

By 2050, it’s predicted that 50% of the population will have myopia, with 10% having high levels of myopia (>-5.00D)1; creating a potential major public health crisis. Research shows that there are ways to delay the onset and manage the progression of myopia, giving better visual outcomes for the child2.

Program Features

  • Self-paced independent learning, with support from global leaders when you need it
  • Online discussion forums
  • Course handouts – yours to keep
  • Certificate on completion
  • Your results sent to COPE

You can complete just course one, just course two, or both – the choice is yours.

Course One - Managing Myopia

Course 1 aims for practitioners to be able to use the latest research and clinical procedures to successfully implement an appropriate myopia management plan, in order to limit myopia progression in their patients.
On the successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the increasing epidemiology and burden of myopia across the globe and their local context with colleagues and patients.
  2. Create a myopia risk profile for onset and fast progression of myopia in their patients utilising data from the literature and results from a full clinical exam.
  3. Communicate the risks of myopia, prediction of progression for individual cases and the need to slow progression with children & parents.
  4. Explain and discuss with children & parents likely myopia control outcomes, pros and cons of different management strategies, including behavioural, optical, and therapeutic options.
  5.  Create, justify and implement an appropriate myopia management plan to slow the rate of myopia progression for each patient.

Course Two - Complex Cases

Course 2 gives practitioners tools and strategies to feel confident with cases that are more complex. To do this they will draw on their learning from course 1, expert opinion, the literature, clinical experience and peers to be able to manage progressive myopia.

There are varying reasons for cases to be considered complex that can include limited evidence available for a patient’s particular circumstance, more than one condition being treated at a time in one patient, poorer than expected outcomes with management strategies, and often factors that we do not yet understand.
On the successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Justify the decision to perform myopia management in adults, young adults or young children.
  2. Diagnose and treat binocular vision abnormalities for a child with progressive myopia.
  3. Manage adverse outcomes, such as variable and poor vision in children using different treatment strategies (multifocal contact lenses, orthokeratology, low-dose atropine).
  4. Diagnose and manage the signs and symptoms of pathology associated with high myopia.

Early Bird available 3 weeks before course begins.
Course Dates 2019: Begins June 18 - Closes July 9.

Price: USD $190 - Early Bird USD $160

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Course Three - The Business of Myopia

Coming Soon!

Course 3 delivers the business knowledge and skills to successfully integrate myopia management into practice, building on the foundation of practical skills delivered through courses 1 and 2, enabling eye care professionals to successfully grow their business.

The course presents the business case for myopia management and provides guidance in areas such as marketing, communications and education, to drive awareness and reverse the trend.

Who We Are

Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy is a centre of excellence for global eye health and vision care education. With a commitment to quality life-long learning, the Academy promotes the implementation of sustainable programs by creating and providing the educational framework and support essential to capacity building.

The Brien Holden Vision Institute develops and strengthens the human capacity of emerging nations in a manner that enables them to contribute to global eye health and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in a marked, effective and sustainable way by targeting in particular, but not exclusively, avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to uncorrected refractive error.

We also support developed nations in expanding the capacity of practitioners to respond to new technologies and emerging challenges such as the myopia epidemic.

Total number of eye care personnel trained since 1988  250,000


1. Holden, B. A., T. R. Fricke, D. A. Wilson, M. Jong, K. S. Naidoo, P. Sankaridurg, T. Y. Wong, T. J. Naduvilath and S. Resnikoff (2016). “Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050.” Ophthalmology 123(5): 1036-1042.
2. Walline, J. J. (2016). “Myopia control: a review.” Eye & contact lens 42(1): 3-8.

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