Product: To make contact lens information and training resources widely available and easily accessible to eyecare professionals (ECPs), CooperVision has launched its new ECP Viewpoints Online Success Center, a one-stop digital education platform.
Top Line: The center’s content can be utilized by everyone in a practice, from optometrists to technicians and staff, as well as optometry students and health care professionals.
Close Up: The Online Success Center marks an especially significant step forward for CooperVision’s MiSight 1 day ECP certification program, according to the announcement. Increasing the accessibility of myopia and myopia control education aligns with the company’s commitment to advance myopia management as standard of care. Online Success Center users will have the option to become MiSight certified, preparing them to fit the first soft contact lens FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.
Vital Stats: Based on requests and feedback from ECPs, the Online Success Center features nine key focus areas. They are:
• Myopia Control: Training on MiSight 1 day for myopia control in age-appropriate children to support myopia management as the standard of care.
• SiHy 1-Day: Silicone hydrogel contact lens materials and their ocular benefits for patients.
• Toric Contact Lenses: Insights to help meet the needs of patients with astigmatism.
• Multifocals: Multifocal contact lens education to maximize success when fitting patients with presbyopia.
• Science of Contact Lenses: Insights into the science behind contact lenses to improve patient care.
• Technicians, Opticians, and Staff: Training resources for staff, opticians, and eyecare technicians.
• Technology in the Eyecare Practice: Improving outcomes and practice success with technology.
• Digital Device Use: Meeting the needs of modern lifestyles by helping address eye tiredness and dryness two common symptoms associated with digital eye strain.
• Sustainability in Practice: Embracing sustainable practices and products to do the most good for our planet —and grow a practice.
• Webinars and Podcasts: Conversations in contact lens care with practitioners and industry thought leaders.
“The pandemic changed the dynamic for how ECPs prefer to consume educational content, with a shift toward online, on-demand training—and it seems that is here to stay,” said Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO, senior manager of professional education and development, CooperVision. “The ECP Viewpoints Online Success Center expands our suite of educational offerings to meet these evolving needs by delivering meaningful instruction for eyecare providers who prefer to consume contact lens educational content at their own pace and on their own time.”
To access CooperVision’s Online Success Center, register at the site here.