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Contact Lenses for Kids – Online Course

Provider: Myopia Profile Pty Ltd

Contact: Kate Gifford, [E], [P] 0411109076

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of contact lenses (CLs) for kids beyond simple correction of ametropia
  • Determine new opportunities to prescribe CLs for young patients based on a variety of clinical presentations
  • Outline the evidence base on CL safety in children, including how to communicate this to parents and patients
  • Determine clinical processes and management pathways to ensure safety
  • Discuss research evidence of successful adoption of CL wear in children – in time, cost, compliance and management arenas
  • Appraise practical aspects of ensuring successful CL discussions including patient and parent communication themes
  • Discuss a variety of patient-specific and CL-specific factors which could influence CL success in children
  • Identify the implications and benefits of fitting high ametropic children with CLs from a binocular vision perspective
  • Explain the evidence base of CL complication types and frequency in children and teens
  • Appraise other factors which could influence CL comfort and acceptance; including dry eye frequency, systemic medications, screen time, binocular vision and ocular allergies
  • Describe clinical and practice logistical factors which support successful long-term paediatric CL wear
  • Assemble and utilize resources available to support the practice staff team and to educate parents and patients on successful CL wear in children and teens.

Max CPD hours awarded: 3

Session Information

Contact Lenses for Kids - Online Course
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.