Advanced Contact Lenses

This course is for optometrists, ophthalmologists, contact lens opticians and ophthalmic nurses wishing to develop specialist contact lens practice. It prepares students in the development of a detailed knowledge of contact lens design, fitting of RGPs, fitting patients with regular and irregular astigmatism and dealing with presbyopia. It further develops skills in detecting change in clinical status and decision making in patients wishing to wear or wearing contact lenses.

Entry Requirements

  • Possess a minumum of a BSc(Hons) in Optometry or equivalent
  • Have a minimum 2 years of clinical experience

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • have a detailed knowledge of lens design and manufacture for RGP and hydrogel contact lenses, including verification
  • fit and assess a range of RGP lens designs
  • fit a range contact lenses to correct regular and irregular astigmatism, such as early keratoconus
  • fit a range of contact lenses to correct presbyopia
  • have an understanding of myopia control and orthokeratology
  • provide ongoing management and advice for maintaining healthy contact lens wear
  • detect, assess and manage the impact of contact lens complications on the anterior eye
  • manage the dry eye in contact lens practice
  • have a detailed knowledge of currently available contact lens care products and ocular lubricants and more

If you wish to apply for this course please contact for an application form.

Start Date October 2021
Duration Approximately 6 Months

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