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 - ABDO College

Contact Lens Practical Preparation

Please note this course was previously titled ‘Getting Started’.

FAQs

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The Contact Lens Practical Preparation course is for students who have completed the Contact Lens Certificate Course with ABDO College, taken their theory exams and are ready to start working towards practical exams next year. It is to help you know where to get started, what to do next and to advise you of the legal and examination requirements.

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The Contact Lens Practical Preparation course has been designed to guide and support students in preparation for contact lens certificate practical examinations.
The programme will include:

1. Revision Lectures
Instrumentation
RGP & soft lens fitting
Aftercare consultations
Management of common aftercare issues

2. Practical Hands-On Sessions
Slit-lamp examinations
RGP fitting
Soft lens fitting
Over-refraction

3. Tutorial Sessions
The legal implications
How to plan the time until the exam
Case record preparation
The practical examination

Please note
The Contact Lens Practical Preparation course is not a pre-examination revision course for those sitting practical examinations this year – it is a preparation course for students planning to sit their practical exams at the summer or winter sessions next year.

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The Contact Lens Practical Preparation course is a two day course held at Godmersham.

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Yes. It is essential that you are working in practice and involved in a comprehensive variety of tasks in order to gain the necessary practical experience. You need a supervisor and the support of your employer.

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Applicants will normally have sat the ABDO contact lens certificate theory examinations.

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If you are unsure about your suitability to attend the Contact Lens Practical Preparation course please call us and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.

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Yes, you will need to retain full membership for the duration of your course.

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Yes, it is essential that you retain full registration as a practicing dispensing optician for the duration of your course.

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Call us. We are happy to answer questions about the available courses from ABDO College and to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Call the courses team at ABDO College on 01227 738 829 (option 1). Any member of the team will be happy to help you.

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For an information pack with details of the next intake, fees, deadline and an application form contact us by telephone, fax, email, post or via the ABDO College website.