Advanced Contact Lenses

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to provide an enhanced standards of specialist contact lens care. It is for optometrists, ophthalmologists, contact lens opticians and ophthalmic nurses wishing to develop specialist contact lens practice. It prepares you 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

  • Be GOC registered optometrist or dispensing optician.
  • Possess CLO qualification from ABDO with a minimum of 2 years  clinical experience
  • Have a minimum of 2 years clinical experience as an overseas equivalent professional - subject to a full CV including details of qualification.

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

* Please note this course will only run if we have sufficient number of students.

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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