Want to upskill in binocular vision?

I'm here to help! If you're wanting to refresh your knowledge, improve your clinical skills or test your understanding, you'll find the comprehensive, multimedia resources you need here. 

Complete the first two modules for free 

Select the free preview option to access all content from the first two modules for free. You will still need to go through the checkout page, but no payment details will be required - you will only be asked for payment details if you choose to continue beyond the first two modules.  

Binocular vision is a clinical fundamental, and can be fun!

So many colleagues tell me their BV skills and enthusiasm have faded since university, and how much my YouTube videos and Facebook case discussions have helped them. I'm internationally known for making binocular vision theory and practice accessible and engaging.

What you'll learn

I'll start with my two-system approach to BV assessment and diagnosis. Stepping through understanding of the accommodation and vergence systems, we will cover clinical tests, diagnostic criteria, prescribing and management. Once this foundation is set, we'll move onto clinical communication and the importance of BV in myopia management. Always with a laser sharp focus on the clinical applications, you'll get video examples of assessment techniques and chairside infographic summary downloads to reference in practice.

What to expect in this course

In this course, you'll be guided through 12 lessons, which you can take at your own pace. Each lesson involves a 20-30 minute instructional video, including clinical technique demonstrations where relevant. There is a short text summary after each lesson, and then a reflection question and peer discussion forum option. Multiple-choice questions follow, to test your learning. You'll also receive infographic summaries and clinical data tables to download and keep as chairside references.

Course curriculum

Your Instructor

Kate Gifford

Kate Gifford

Kate graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia with First Class Honours and a University Medal. She is an internationally recognised clinical optometrist, researcher and peer educator, presenting over 120 conference lectures in Australia and overseas. Kate became the youngest person to lead Australia’s professional organisation, Optometry Australia, from 2014-16, and in 2017 was awarded the British Contact Lens Association President’s Award for Excellence and named the QUT Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year. She completed her PhD at QUT in 2018, examining binocular vision and contact lens optics in orthokeratology, and holds almost 60 peer reviewed and professional publications.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course be eligible for continuing education points?

    Yes, although this varies from country to country:

    - Australia: Accredited for 12 CPD points.
    - New Zealand: Accredited for 6 general CPD points.
    - United Kingdom: CET approval has been applied for six hours of distance learning for optometrists. We're not permitted to state the specific competencies or total points applied for until after approval, but you can probably figure this out for yourself!
    - USA / Canada: Unfortunately a small, international online educational outfit like ours, not associated with a North American university, is not eligible for distance learning COPE accreditation. Sad face. That shouldn't stop you though, North American friends, from engaging with this wealth of information to improve your knowledge and competencies in patient care.

    For other countries, check your continuing education requirements, and let us know if there's anything we can do to help you. At the completion of this course, we will provide you with a detailed certificate of completion including learning objectives met.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    You can enroll for all modules now and work through the course at your own pace, with full content available by 15th October 2019. We recommend taking 1 week for each module to digest and apply what you learn.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    After enrolling you will have unlimited access to this course and the resource downloads for as long as you like, across any and all devices you own.

  • How long will the course take me?

    We expect it will take you around 6-8 hours to complete. You can choose to go at your own pace - engaging with peers through discussion forums, and taking your time with the multiple-choice assessment and reflection questions.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

  • Can any eye care professional in any country participate in this course?

    Yes! We have designed this course and platform for an international audience. This topic is universal to primary eye care and the course is designed to run across every time zone. To help with access, we are also offering a lower course fee for participants in lower income countries.

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Available to participants living in lower income countries

We want to ensure that this course is accessible and affordable across the world. If you live in a lower mean income country, we can offer you a reduced course fee by application. Click the following button for more information.
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