ECPs Can Access Online Training to Certify to Prescribe CooperVision’s Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program

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SAN RAMON, Calif.—CooperVision has unveiled an online training curriculum so eyecare professionals can certify to prescribe the Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program featuring MiSight 1 day contact lenses. The company will continue outreach to ECPs who have experience with pediatric populations and myopia management from May through July to invite them to begin their training and complete an online certification exam, according to an announcement late last week. The CooperVision MiSight 1 day  contact lens is the first and only product the FDA has approved for slowing the progression of myopia in children, who at initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age, according to CooperVision’s announcement.

In addition, CooperVision said it remains committed to supporting ECPs who are leading the way to provide myopia management to children with myopia during these unprecedented times.

Initially, CooperVision planned in-person trainings at partnering optometry schools throughout the nation, but decided to postpone the “live” sessions and to provide an online learning option due to the unforeseen circumstances associated with the onset and impact of COVID-19.

The first online training session opened on April 20, with several more sessions planned through July. ECPs who are interested in learning more about the Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program featuring MiSight 1 day contact lenses can visit the registration site here

The online option allows ECPs and their practices to become certified without meeting in-person so they can prepare to offer the program to their patients and parents. CooperVision also is suspending the $1,000 certification fee associated with the training.

“Although we were excited to welcome many of our ECPs in-person, we are confident we have developed an interactive online learning program that provides a robust certification experience that allows ECPs to be successful with the Brilliant Futures Myopia Management Program,” Michele Andrews, OD, senior director, North America professional and academic affairs, said in the announcement.

“The health and safety of our employees, our partners, our customers and their families are of utmost importance to us. We look forward to supporting our ECPs as they build their myopia management practices—even if it’s at a distance as our nation concentrates on the health and well-being of everyone,” she said.

The online training program uses an autonomous learning approach that allows ECPs to progress at their own pace, at the time and place of their choice. It includes:

• A five-course syllabus.
• Optional engagement opportunities with peers, faculty partners and CooperVision’s Myopia Management Team via discussion boards, as well as Ask the Expert conference call sessions on key topics.
• An optional opportunity to gain Paragon CRT certification.

Upon successful completion of the curriculum and online exam, ECPs will work with their dedicated CooperVision Myopia Management Specialist to activate their Brilliant Futures account.