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Mastering Refraction for Kids - Online Course

Provider: Myopia Profile Pty Ltd

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

Learning Objectives

  • Why refraction matters: Discuss the functional impacts of ametropia and amblyopia in children and the importance of early diagnosis
  • Measuring visual acuity in kids: Outline appropriate visual acuity tests for use in the paediatric population and describe normative acuity results for children based on their age
  • Mastering your retinoscope: Demonstrate free space distance and near retinoscopy techniques
  • Autorefraction, cycloplegia and subjective methods: Discuss comparative accuracy and appropriate use of autorefraction, cycloplegia, accommodation control and subjective refraction in children
  • Finalizing the prescription: Outline appropriate prescribing decisions for hyperopia, myopia, anisometropia and astigmatism based on patient age, taking emmetropization into consideration
  • Dispensing considerations and practice systems: Propose a variety of practical aspects to support successful paediatric prescribing and optical dispensing, including practice staff training and handover, and parental education.

Max CPD hours awarded: 2

Session Information

Mastering Refraction for Kids - Online Course
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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.