A new course being is being launched as part of a collaboration between the British Contact Lens Association and The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology.
The comprehensive orthokeratology continuing education course will feature a range of online and didactic lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, and examinations.
The course will share the same 12 learning goals as the exam route OKCE, which is for practitioners who have five or more years of ortho-k practice.
The first 12 experienced ortho-k practitioners in China have already commencaed their studies toward the qualification, which include hands-on laboratory sessions and up to five days attending laboratory sessions, selected didactic lectures at BCLA conferences, case reports, and taking a written and practical exam.
The BCLA has backed the course and plans to launch an extended global rollout of the content via an online digital platform. The OKCE will count for 10 of the 50 points required for Fellowship status of the BCLA.