The Principles of Myopia Management Certificate

With the growing prevalence of myopia, there is an urgent need for new management approaches. However, with the increasing number of research publications on the topic of myopia management, there is also a clear necessity for practitioners to understand how myopia should be defined and how interventions, validated by well conducted clinical trials, should be appropriately and ethically applied. This certification will give BCLA members a privileged position as to their knowledge and understanding of this developing area of our profession” Professor James Wolffsohn & Dr Nicola Logan

BCLA members will now have the opportunity to work towards a certificate in the exciting and pioneering area of Myopia Management, taught in collaboration with leading international experts. This programme is open to all the global members of the BCLA and reflects its multidisciplinary and international evidence-based expertise. 

Myopia and Myopia Management has been a hot topic at most BCLA clinical conferences for the last 10 years. Culminating in an all day Myopia track at the 2019 BCLA conference in Manchester, with presentations from some of the world’s experts in this field.

This new CET accredited programme will create an understanding of myopia and the principles of different management strategies that can reduce the ocular health risks that our young and emerging myopes could experience later on in life. The evidence-basis from cutting edge research is translated into practical guidelines and advice  on how to introduce myopia management into your own practice.

This Certificate is aimed at the practitioner who wants confidence in the conversations around Myopia Management with patients and parents and to begin that journey of Myopia Management. Once this expertise is developed and embedded into your clinical practice, you can submit case records to demonstrate this, leading to a Fellowship in Myopia Management. 

The BCLA Principles of Myopia Management certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course, one relevant myopia or myopia management workshop or peer review (GOC approved validated with CE number or provide the course details for review) and passing a final Viva Voce style examination.

This certificate will need to be renewed every four years and you must maintain your BCLA membership.

Who can complete the course?

The course will be available to full members of the BCLA based in the UK or overseas and is free to complete including access to all course materials and additional resources. The course needs to be completed within six months from the date of enrolment, if you do not manage to complete the course within this time frame, all attempts will be removed, and you will need to re-enrol. 

When will be Course be available? 

The course is due to be launched soon. If you are interested in finding out more and the course live date, please register your interest by completing the online form on the link below.

 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

 

The course is available to full members of the BCLA and is free to complete including access to all course materials and additional resources. The course needs to be completed within six months from the date of enrolment, if you do not manage to complete the course within this time frame, all attempts will be removed, and you will need to re-enrol. If you are a member and would like to complete the course, email membership@bcla.org.uk to obtain your login details. If you are an Online Affiliate member and would like to complete the course you will need to upgrade your membership. Please email membership@bcla.org.uk  

If you are a non-member and would like to complete the course, you can join here. Once you become a member, email membership@bcla.org.uk to obtain your login details to access the online learning platform to complete the course. 

When will the Viva examinations take place? 

The Viva exams for all members will be via an online platform such as Skype or Facetime, this will enable our overseas members the opportunity to be involved and for our UK based members; will  make the exam process easily accessible.  If you have completed your online modules and attended the relevant workshop and would like to book your Viva please email membership@bcla.org.uk