The Principles of Myopia Management Certificate
“With the growing prevalence of myopia, there is an urgent need for new management approaches. However, with the increasing number of research publications on the topic of myopia management, there is also a clear necessity for practitioners to understand how myopia should be defined and how interventions, validated by well conducted clinical trials, should be appropriately and ethically applied. This certification will give BCLA members a privileged position as to their knowledge and understanding of this developing area of our profession” Professor James Wolffsohn & Dr Nicola Logan
BCLA members will now have the opportunity to work towards a certificate in the exciting and pioneering area of Myopia Management, taught in collaboration with leading international experts. This programme is open to all the global members of the BCLA and reflects its multidisciplinary and international evidence-based expertise.
Myopia and Myopia Management has been a hot topic at most BCLA clinical conferences for the last 10 years. Culminating in an all day Myopia track at the 2019 BCLA conference in Manchester, with presentations from some of the world’s experts in this field.
This new CET accredited programme will create an understanding of myopia and the principles of different management strategies that can reduce the ocular health risks that our young and emerging myopes could experience later on in life. The evidence-basis from cutting edge research is translated into practical guidelines and advice on how to introduce myopia management into your own practice.
This Certificate is aimed at the practitioner who wants confidence in the conversations around Myopia Management with patients and parents and to begin that journey of Myopia Management. Once this expertise is developed and embedded into your clinical practice, you can submit case records to demonstrate this, leading to a Fellowship in Myopia Management.
The BCLA Principles of Myopia Management certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course, one relevant myopia or myopia management workshop or peer review (For the UK, a GOC approved CET, validated with CE number. For overseas members, relevant country accredited course or provide the course details for review) and passing a final Viva Voce style examination.
This certificate will need to be renewed every four years and you must maintain your BCLA membership.
Who can complete the course?
The course will be available to full members of the BCLA based in the UK or overseas and is free to complete including access to all course materials and additional resources. The course needs to be completed within six months from the date of enrolment, if you do not manage to complete the course within this time frame, all attempts will be removed, and you will need to re-enrol.
How can I get started on the course?
The course is now available to all full members of the BCLA. You will need to gain access to BCLA's online learning platform. If you have already completed the Certificate in Dry Eye or accessed the Webinars, you should be able to use the same log-in details. If you have not accessed this platform before or have forgotten your login details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an online affiliate member or newly qualified member you will need to upgrade your membership, for more details email email@example.com. If you are currently not a member of the BCLA, and would like to complete this course, you can join the BCLA online.
When will the Viva examinations take place?
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic there are still many government restrictions for hosting events/meetings. As such, we will not be able to run any face-to-face examinations until further notice. Instead, we are planning for a series of examinations to be run virtually in 2021. We are currently working alongside the course assessors to finalise the details on how these will run online. BCLA will be in touch with all enrolled students to inform them of the revised examination process, plus instructions on how to proceed with booking an examination slot as soon as the dates have been confirmed. You will be notified by push notification via this learning platform. Please note however, that you would need to have completed and passed both Parts A and Parts B of the course before being eligible to sit the Part C exams.