Advanced Contact Lenses 

advance contacts cpd

  Key facts: 

  • 20 masters level credits
  • Distance learning
  • Standalone module
  • Module code: OP4ACL

This course is for you if you are a clinician in the field of optometry and are looking to develop your knowledge in contact lenses. You will explore topics such as enhanced contact lens, orthokeratology and advances in contact lens materials.

  • Credit value: 20 masters level credits 
  • Mode of delivery: Distance Learning   
  • Course type: Standalone Module
  • Module code: OP4ACL
  • Start date: March & October
  • Number of places available: Up to 30
  • Duration: 16 weeks   
  • Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, a typical student can expect to spend up to 200 hours of study in total
  • Entry requirement: You must be a clinician in the field of optometry.

How to apply

  • Applications for our next intake are currently open. Closing date: 31 August. We may be able to consider applications after this date, please contact us.  

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For 2018 entry: £1100

The module will cover best practice on contact lens record keeping, advances in contact lens materials, contact lens complications and their management (including issues of compliance and how to minimise contact lens drop-outs), modern RGP and semi-scleral/scleral fitting, advances in understanding of soft contact lens fit (including toric lens stability), contact lenses for presbyopia, myopia control and fitting children, orthokeratology, therapeutic contact lens use, drug delivery and other uses of contact lenses. The different approaches to management of patients will be examined along with how they might be implemented in practice. The most common conditions requiring advanced contact lens practice will be discussed, including methods that help to differently diagnose common and unusual problems. 

Topics covered in this module include:

  • Enhanced contact lens record keeping 
  • Advances in contact lens materials 
  • Contact lens complications and their management 
  • Modern RGPs and (semi-) sclerals 
  • Advances in understanding soft lens fit 
  • Contact lenses for the presbyopic patient 
  • Myopia control and contact lenses for children 
  • Orthokeratology 
  • Therapeutic contact lens use 
  • Drug delivery and other uses of contact lenses.

This course is delivered via distance learning. You will access learning materials for general study, revision and assessment via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This platform allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases and much more.

Assessment is by coursework (case records or a literature review) submitted at the end of the course and MCQs related to each topic.

Our courses offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. In addition, our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field.

The Optometry CPD courses allow you to develop specialist knowledge in advanced optometric topics. Clinical application and content may allow eye care professionals to widen and specialise their mode of practice.

This course is written and delivered by world expects in contact lenses from around the world for each of the topics covered.

Course lead: Professor James Wolffsohn 

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