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Communications Toolkit download pack.

Want to take part and help us build myopia awareness? Click below to download your Communications Toolkit. The Toolkit contains information on how to get involved and content for you share on social media.

Download: Communications Toolkit

Useful Public Resources

Find an optometrist

To find an optometrist go to:

optometry.org.au/find-an-optometrist.aspx

Learn more about myopia

Useful Practitioner Resources

Child eye health

Children need healthy eyes and vision to develop and thrive. Yet, millions of children are vision impaired because they do not have access to eye care and treatment, having long-lasting, negative consequences for many of them. The majority of this vision impairment is due to uncorrected myopia.

Our Children’s Vision is a global campaign, initiated by Brien Holden Vision Institute and Vision For Life – Essilor, where partners are ensuring that effective, inclusive, sustainable eye health initiatives for children and adolescents are part of appropriate health programs and are integrated into regional, national and global education and health policies and practices for children.

Find out more: ourchildrensvision.org
Myopia Calculator

Myopia management by optometrists

With this rapidly changing eye care landscape there is a need for new standards of optometric care to aid practitioners in managing patients.

A recent practitioner survey on attitudes to myopia management found that close to 70% of practitioners are still using single vision lenses (normal glasses) as their primary mode of correction for myopia.

Brien Holden Vision Institute is developing tools for practitioners such as clinical e-learning modules to help them identify candidates at risk, and empower practitioners with the skills to better manage progressive myopia for patients.

Find out more: academy.brienholdenvision.org
Myopia Management Course: Register Now

Video Lecture - Michael Yapp

Video lecture from Michael Yapp discussing the central retinal complications associated with High Myopia.

https://vimeo.com/268310382/4ad55c2563

A chairside reference

A chairside reference summarizing the retinal complications associated with Pathological myopia.

https://centreforeyehealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/chairside-reference_pathological-myopia-FINAL.pdf
Myopia Calculator

Myopia 'calculator'

In 2017, Brien Holden Vision Institute developed an evidence-based myopia ‘calculator’ to support optometrists in communicating and educating patients in their choices for managing myopia appropriately.

The free, simple to use web-based tool runs on a range of electronic devices and merges individual patient information with different optical and pharmacological treatment options to illustrate the impact on their future level of myopia.

Access the calculator here: calculator.brienholdenvision.org

International Myopia Institute

The International Myopia Institute has brought together leading researchers, clinicians, educators and policy makers, to address the growing prevalence of myopia, the risks to vision and how clinicians should best manage myopia, while further advancing myopia research.

Find out more at: myopiainstitute.org

Optometry Australia’s myopia courses

For information on Optometry Australia’s myopia courses and a full list of CPD events go to:

optometry.org.au/nsw/professional-developmentevents.aspx

Video Lecture - Paula Katalinic

A video lecture from Paula Katalinic discussing peripheral retinal lesions and degeneration.  

https://vimeo.com/142832906/1334a195b2

A chairside reference

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