How to Use Myopia Profile

Getting the most out of Myopia Profile

Welcome to the world's largest and most popular multi-platform digital suite dedicated to myopia management! 

Perhaps you're new to the Myopia Profile website, or have just joined the Facebook group. Perhaps you've been aware of Myopia Profile for a while but aren't aware of our full suite of resources. Far more than just a website or a Facebook group, here's how to get the most out of your involvement in our learning community. Each heading below links to the relevant section or resource, and almost everything is FREE!

Our Myopia Management in Practice online course is the world's first, freely accessible foundational course in myopia management. It has continuing education accreditation in some countries, and can be started and completed at any time. This text based course also includes reflection questions, peer discussion opportunities and multiple choice questions to test your learning.

Our Binocular Vision Fundamentals online course is a comprehensive foundation for binocular vision practice, applicable to patients of any age. It has continuing education accreditation in some countries, and can be started and completed at any time. This course features 12 modules, each with a lecture video, text summary, reflection question and peer discussion opportunity, reference infographic download and multiple choice questions to test your learning.

Our courses are designed to provide a rich learning experience, readily translatable into clinical practice. At the commencement of each course you’re asked to set your own learning objectives, which then get emailed to you, so you can self-assess your goals on completion of the course. 

More courses are coming in 2020!

Our blogs are designed to distill scientific research into clinically relevant practice pearls, while stretching your brain towards the future. You can construct your learning journey in one of two ways:

  1. Follow one of the five learning portals from the home page of the website:
  2. Click on the blog tab. Once you're reading a blog post, click on a topic of interest via the world cloud of topic tags, on the right (desktop/laptop view) or below (mobile view) the blog text.

Our newest addition to the website takes popular discussion topics from our Myopia Profile Facebook group and collates them into a practical learning experience, put into clinical context with an evidence base. You can find these from the home page portals, and via the portal links on each page.

Get the latest updates from scientific and clinical conferences, as well as summaries of the most relevant research on specific topics and treatments. We'll even update you on studies that are currently underway and future research directions.

Our brand new infographics, brochures and customizable handouts to help your clinical communication can be downloaded for free from the Resources tab. There's also links to the research basis of these infographics, and a YouTube video to train you on how to use these in practice.

We're super proud of these resources we've put together to help you not only understand the research, but effectively explain it to parents and patients as well.

In our Podcast series, Dr Kate Gifford and Dr Paul Gifford discusses the latest myopia research and clinical techniques with each other and with experts from around the world.

Our highly popular Facebook group, Myopia Profile, is a closed and carefully curated community of over 7,000 eye care practitioners, students, academics and industry members from 99 countries. It's the trusted worldwide destination for up-to-the-minute discussion on clinical cases, latest research and industry innovations, with around 100,000 engagements per month.

Our Myopia Profile YouTube channel features Dr Kate Gifford's Myopia Musings, instructional videos on clinical techniques, lecture content and more. All content is freely accessible.

MyKidsVision.org is the public awareness companion to MyopiaProfile.com, aimed at educating parents about myopia and supporting in-practice clinical communication. It features bite-sized info on myopia and a short risk factor survey, as well as a content rich blog organised into three topics:

  1. Myopia and eye health - including the 'why' of myopia management
  2. Treatment options - explaining spectacle, contact lens and atropine options
  3. Near work and outside good habits - visual environment advice useful to all children, whether myopic or not!

Many of our colleagues use this as a reference for parents to undertake further reading either before or after their child's eye examinations, to support developing myopia management strategies. It has currently been translated into six languages - English, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Japanese.

Choose your own adventure!

At Myopia Profile we work hard to bring you the nerdy goodness, and help you augment your clinical management of childhood myopia. Please feel free to email us or DM me on Facebook if you have specific questions or suggestions for how we can do more to help you.

Welcome to our community of passionate eye care professionals, dedicated to improving children's vision care worldwide!

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About Kate

Dr Kate Gifford is a clinical optometrist, researcher, peer educator and professional leader from Brisbane, Australia, and a co-founder of Myopia Profile.