Are you ready to offer the benefits of contact lenses to more children in your practice?

Then you're in the right place. In this brand new course, you'll gain the foundational knowledge and practical tools to improve and increase your paediatric contact lens practice.

What you'll learn

The key inspiration for us in building this course is to increase your confidence in fitting children, aged 12 and under, with contact lenses. You may already be quite confident fitting teenagers and adults with contact lenses, but may be hesitant to fit children. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to change that.

The foundation to this course is a strong evidence base, with over 80 scientific references included. Where relevant, I'll compare research outcomes in children to those in teenagers and adults, to demonstrate just how successful, satisfied and safe children can be as contact lens wearers. 

This course is not just about myopia control - it's about the multitude of how, when and why reasons that children can thrive from contact lens wear, and how to ensure your communication and practice processes are set up for success.

What to expect in this course

This course is composed of six modules, each 30 minutes long, for a total duration of three hours. Each module is composed of a video lesson, with a full reference list, plus a key scientific paper for you to download which will reinforce and extend the key messages of that module. Multiple-choice questions follow, to test your learning. 

Complete the welcome and first learning modules for free

Select the free preview option to access all content from the welcome and first learning module at no charge. 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 these initial modules to the full course.  

As for all of our Myopia Profile Academy courses, we offer reduced course fees of 30-50% for lower income countries. Click the link to read more about our accessibility pricing.

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 130 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 over 70 peer reviewed and professional publications. Kate is also the Chair of the Clinical Management Guidelines Committee of the International Myopia Institute and lead author on the landmark white paper published in February 2019.

Course curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course be eligible for continuing education credits?

    This three-hour course is under processing for continuing education accreditation in the United Kingdom, USA/Canada and New Zealand. If you're an Australian optometrist, this course is eligible for three self-recorded learning hours under the new CPD system which commenced 1 December 2020.

    Any eye care practitioner from any country can undertake this course. To support your learning, we provide you an opportunity to consider your learning goals and provide learning objectives before you commence the course, which are emailed to you for your records.

    On completion, we will provide a certificate to you for self-recorded continued professional development purposes, which includes the duration of the course and continuing accreditation details for specific countries. Check your country's requirements regarding continuing education.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    You can enroll for all modules now and work through the course at your own pace. Currently, learning modules 1 through to 5 are available. The final module (6) will be available by 23 December 2020. The course has no end date.

  • 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 3 hours to complete. You can choose to go at your own pace - reviewing the key papers for each module and taking your time with the multiple-choice assessment to optimize your learning journey.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! We're confident that you'll enjoy and learn much from this course, but 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 practitioner 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, as we do for all of our Myopia Profile Academy courses, we offer a reduced course fee of 30-50% 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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