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The online portal is here for you to watch our specially recorded tutorials on a day and time that is convenient for you. The handouts are downloadable, and the tutorial video will be available for 8 weeks from the payment date.

An Introduction To Optomacademy

Visit 1

This tutorial consists of an introduction to the pre-reg year along with an interactive journey through the first 12 competencies, including the Opticians act, focimetry, systemic disease and risk factors for common ocular conditions (New content added)
Get ahead of others with top tips about how to prepare for assessments and the common errors pre-reg’s make during their first visit and beyond.

Units of competence for Visit 1: communication, professional conduct, methods of ocular examination, optical appliances, contact lenses, ocular disease and assessment of visual function

£40

Systemic disease, medications and the eye tutorial

Unsure what Lupus is? How does ulcerative colitis affect your eyes? Want to learn more about systemic diseases and how they affect eyes? 

This tutorial covers common systemic conditions that patients typically present with, that they are, their signs and symptoms, treatment and most important, how they affect they eyes.

This also covers ocular adverse reactions to common systemic medications

This is perfect prep for both Visit 1 (competency 1.2.3), Visit 2 (competency 6.1.13) as well as for the OSCEs, where a lot of systemic conditions and medications can appear.

Units of competence: communication and ocular disease

£35

Pathology tutorial part 1

Management of patients using real life case scenarios of patients that attended practice, including flashes and floaters, papillitis, hypertensive retinopathy, orbital cellulitis, age related macula degeneration and many more. 10 different cases discussed

Great prep for Stage 1

Units of competence: ocular disease

£35

Pathology tutorial part 2

Please do not rely solely on our suggestions and answers as we are
here to guide you on how to revise and understand topics

Please do some further reading and independent learning around
topics as we cannot cover every single element in this short tutorial 

£35

Soft contact lenses

This will cover CLs fit, CLs aftercare and a summary about CLs complications and their management (this is discussed in more detail in our dedicated CLs complication talk later in the year). Ideal for Visits 1-3 and Stage 2

Units of competence: contact lenses

£35

RGP contact lenses tutorial

This will cover the features and benefits of spherical RGP lenses and materials, RGP selection, lens assessment (in detail, with pictures) and final lens modification. New contented added on RGP toric CLs as well as complications from RGP CLs wear
Units of competence: contact lenses 

£40

Visit 2a

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 1-4, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Units of competence for Visit 2: communication, professional conduct, methods of ocular examination, optical appliances

£35

Visit 2b

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 5-8, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Units of competence for Visit 2: contact lenses, ocular disease, assessment of visual function, assessment and management of binocular vision

£35

Visual fields

An interactive journey through the visual pathway as well as a detailed discussion on how to interpret visual field plots, with specific attention to Humphrey plots. To test your learning, there will be a field defect quiz at the end. 

Units of competence: methods of ocular examination

This covers in detail the remaining visual field competencies for Visit 2 and Stage 2 and the OSCEs

£40

Binocular vision

This will be a lecture on extraocular muscles and cranial nerve palsies, along with information on how to manage phoria and tropias. Newly added: maddox rod, maddox wing and fixation disparity to help with OSCE prep

Units of competence: binocular vision

£40

Dispensing

This will cover common topics such as calculations on BVD, MSU and differential prismatic effect as well paediatric and high prescription dispensing along with tips on dispensing different prescriptions and lens types to help with OSCE prep

Units of competence: optical appliances

£40

Communication and history & symptoms

This online tutorial will go through how to take a detailed history and symptoms for a routine sight test along with patients presenting with sudden onset diplopia, vision loss, red eye, headaches, contact lens problems amongst others.

How to communicate in lay terms to patients about eye conditions such as myopia, astigmatism, cataracts, AMD, glaucoma and many others will be discussed.

Perfect for those in Stage 1, Stage 2 and for OSCE prep

Units of competence: communication

£35

Slit lamp techniques and contact lens complications

The first part of this online tutorial will go through how to conduct slit lamp techniques, focussing on the theory elements along with a pathology quiz with images captured with specific techniques. The second part will discuss contact lens complications and their management

Units of competence: methods of ocular examination and ocular disease 

£35

Sight test (including practical demonstrations)

Online tutorial with practical demonstrations on how to conduct a sight test for your Visit 3 and Stage 2 assessments along with tips and suggestions on how to tailor your routine.

Units of competence: methods of ocular examination and assessment of visual function

£35

Visit 3a

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 1-4, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Units of competence for Visit 3: communication, professional conduct, methods of ocular examination, optical appliances

£35

Visit 3b

A useful guide on how to tackle the competency sections 5-8, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

Units of competence for Visit 3: contact lenses, ocular disease, assessment of visual function, assessment and management of binocular vision

£35

Stage 2 case scenario P1 handout

This tutorial covers 8 different cases in detail and will give you a guide on how to approach the cases as well as answers and detail to common questions that may be asked

Cases: 4, 35, 36, 37, 64, 86, 99, 103

Only £32 (8 cases)

£32

Stage 2 case scenarios Part 2 handout

This tutorial covers 9 different cases in detail and will give you a guide on how to approach the cases as well as answers and detail to common questions that may be asked

Cases: 5, 9, 13, 16, 17, 18, 28, 40, 72

Only £36 (9 cases)

£36

Stage 2 case scenarios Part 3 handout

This tutorial covers 8 different cases in detail and will give you a guide on how to approach the cases as well as answers and detail to common questions that may be asked

Cases: 6, 10, 12, 19, 24, 69, 91, 100

Only £32 (8 cases)

£32

Stage 2 case scenarios bundle

If parts 1-3 are purchased as a bundle, we can provide a discounted rate of £95, saving £5!
£95

Purchase All Summary

This great value package will give you access to all our 16+ tutorials and handouts at a discounted price of just £, with unlimited viewing time for a period of 6 months

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