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ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE™ continues to expand its online education offerings to eye care practitioners and staff
- Sixteen convenient, no-cost online educational programs are now available to help optimize patient care
The CIBA VISION® ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE™ has expanded the reach of its highly-regarded professional education programs with sixteen new online learning modules.
The modules cover both advanced, as well as basic topics, ranging from multifocal soft lens fitting to ocular anatomy. Selected modules are designated for the eye care practitioner (ECP) and others are designed for staff members. This innovative education tool is specifically designed to accommodate ECP and staff requests for flexible learning when and where it’s most convenient for them.
Each learning module takes approximately 40 minutes to complete, although the user may pause the program at any time, allowing them to complete the work in shorter increments. At the end of the module, the user takes an online test, which is scored instantly. After scoring is complete, the user can print out a certificate of completion.
“We continue to receive outstanding feedback from ECPs and staff members who are utilizing the ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE e-learning modules,” said Dwight Akerman, O.D., F.A.A.O, Director of Professional Affairs & Programs for CIBA VISION North America. “In fact, many ECPs have made these e-learning modules the cornerstone of their non-CE education as well as staff training activities,” continued Akerman.
Over the next few months, more clinical content will be added to include modules that cover corneal staining; contact lens induced dry eye and lens care. Additional business and management content will also be added and include patient communication strategies, business simulation exercises and guidance on how to maintain patient loyalty.
For more information on the CIBA VISION ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE e-learning modules, please visit www.cibavisionacademy.com/us.
About CIBA VISION®
With a shared passion for healthy vision and better life, CIBA VISION® is a global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of contact lenses and lens care products. CIBA VISION® is dedicated to improving the quality of patients' lives around the world through innovative vision care solutions and strong partnerships with eye care professionals. With worldwide headquarters in Atlanta, CIBA VISION® products are available in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit the CIBA VISION® web site at www.cibavision.com.
About the ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE
The ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE™ was created by CIBA VISION® to provide eyecare professionals around the world access to advanced clinical, business and management strategies and techniques to ensure the highest standard of patient care. Content for the ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE has been developed by a prestigious faculty of clinicians and practice development thought-leaders and experts to educate eyecare professionals in all stages of career development and all practice settings. To learn more about the ACADEMY FOR EYECARE EXCELLENCE or to participate in online learning, visit www.cibavisionacademy.com.
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