The goal of the ACP is to provide optometrists, medial residents, and ophthalmologists with practical training and medical guidance on how best to detect, inform, and later manage patients with keratoconus. After the completion of the listed didactic courses and conducting a mini-surgical observership with a Light for Sight Ambassador, the ACP participant will receive a certificate and be an official “Light for Sight Associate Partner.”
Educational purpose of training and intended goals
Prof. Farhad Hafezi, ELZA Institute AG (Dietikon/Zurich) – L4S Ambassador. The ELZA Institute (Zurich, Switzerland) is a team of 24 people, including eight ophthalmologists, and a number of optometrists, orthoptist, opticians and one full-time corneal fellow.
|Course Duration:||12–18 months|
|Acceptance / Year:||TBD|
“Diagnosing Irregular Corneas” (2 h) – Date TBC
The location for all of the seminars and the observership will be the ELZA Institute, Webereistrasse 2, 8953 Dietikon.
Online refresher course – details to follow.
After the completion of all three courses, each registered participant in the ACP will be entitled to schedule a surgical observership with a Light for Sight Ambassador. The surgery mini-observership will allow the ACP participant to observe a live cross-linking procedure of a keratoconus patient.
Each ACP participant will have an exit-interview after the surgical mini-observership. This exit interview will be focused on the main topics that were covered in the didactic courses. Additionally, each ACP participant must be able to perform the basic functions of a Pentacam and have access to a Pentacam in their professional setting.
Every two years, the ACP requires that the optometrist attends at least one ACP course or an EEC with a topic that covers keratoconus. Then, upon the attendance of the course, the certification will be automatically renewed.
If you are interested in applying for the ACP, please send an email along with your current CV to: email@example.com no later than March 31, 2020. A printable PDF version of this form is available here.ch