CPD: Myopia control for the clinical optometrist (AU 2C, NZ 0.5GP)


There is much scientific interest in halting the progression of myopia in children. Many methods have been researched and variably advocated.

Finding an answer to the myopia control question could be one of the most important discoveries of optometry. While researchers attempt to answer this, it is important that eye care practitioners stay up-to-date with the current science to give the most informed advice to patients.

This CPD course provides a scientific overview on the hot topic of myopia control, and how the practitioner can translate research into evidence-based myopia management in practice, for both progressing myopes and children at risk of developing myopia.

Points available

Australia: 2 C points, self-accredited
New Zealand: 0.5 GP points, accredited to 31 October 2020

Learning objectives

  1. To review the causes of myopia progression.
  2. To improve the management of myopic patients and at risk emmetropic patients.
  3. To review the different types of myopia control available.

How to access

NOTE: ProFile online CPD is currently only available to Specsavers employees with an iLearn account. If you are an external optometrist and would like to be added to our database to receive online CPD material, email anz.profile@specsavers.com

Method #1
Login to iLearn and find the course using the following path:
Available Courses > Optometrist > CPD Online Learning > Myopia Control for The Clinical Optometrist (AU 2C, NZ 0.5GP)

Method #2
Directly access the course lessons in iLearn using the following links:
Read ‘Myopia Control for The Clinical Optometrist’ (PDF)
Complete the quiz

Both iLearn lessons (article and quiz) must be completed to claim CPD points.


Once you have successfully completed the article and quiz components, an evaluation form will appear within the course that allows you to provide feedback and help Specsavers improve the quality of our CPD.


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