Managing Myopia from Young till Old

Course Date:
To be advised

Registration Period:
To be advised

Duration:
7 hours / 1 day

Time:
9am to 5pm

Mode of Training:
Practical

Venue:
Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre (W115)


Course Introduction

Singapore has one of the highest incident rates of myopia, which is often handled by Optometrists and Opticians. Therefore, it is important for them to be updated with the latest evidence-based myopia management options through case-based learning to enhance the care provided to their patients.
 
This course is clinically relevant to the eye care industry and it will further assist the eye care practitioners to provide evidence-based care in line with Optometrist and Optician Board (OOB) practice guidelines.


Course Objective

The objective of the course is to provide practical insight and hands on workshop into myopia management for all ages. This will help Optometrists and Opticians to further enhance the care that is provided to patients with myopia.


Course Outline

09:00 – 10:00 hrs
Overview of the epidemic: Myopia
Myopia Complication

10:00 – 11:00 hrs
Myopia Control Strategies
Tips on conducting examination for children

11:00 – 12:00 hrs
Case Studies on myopia control and myopia complication

12:00 – 13:00 hrs
Lunch

13:00 – 16:00 hrs
Workshop 1: Retinoscopy Workshop

Workshop 2: Case based interactive session (Adult)

Workshop 3: Case based interactive session (Child)

Workshop 4: Clinical assessment of children Workshop

16:00 – 17:00 hrs
Roundtable Discussion on Myopia Management


Suitable for

Optometrists and Opticians


Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Registered Optometrists or Opticians OOB


Award / Certification / Accreditation

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate.

 

 

Course Fees

Course fee before GST: $220
Course fee after GST: $235.40


Funding Incentives

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.


Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

Classroom
  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
E-Learning
There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.
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Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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