The Myopia Management certificate from the BCLA will focus on clinical skills and evidence practice in myopia management, allowing BCLA members to gain CET points while working towards a certificate. Over time this qualification will also lead to a BCLA Fellowship in myopia control.
The structure of the certificate is designed to provide you with expert knowledge in the three main areas of myopia management: spectacles, contact lenses and pharmacological interventions. The Myopia Management certificate can be achieved by any optometrist or contact lens optician who attains seven credits and a final oral (viva voce) examination. It is a requirement of the certificate that each of the 5 online modules and 1 relevant workshop/ peer review is passed in order to progress and there are no optional modules within this certificate. A BCLA Myopia Management Certificate will be issued on successful completion of the course. This certificate will need to be renewed every three years. BCLA membership must be maintained throughout this period.
The course is available to full members of the BCLA and is free to complete including access to all course materials and additional resources. The course needs to be completed within twelve 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. Students working towards their Certificate will have up to 3 attempts to complete the online modules and 3 attempts at the OSCE examinations.
For more information, please download a copy of the Myopia Management Course Criteria and Guidelines.
How can I get started on the course?
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 BCLA on-demand 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 subscription. 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.