Online Tutorials – Stage 1 and beyond

These tutorials are designed to cover individual topics in a lot of detail. the main topics we cover are: Pathology, Binocular Vision, Visual Fields, Contact Lenses & Dispensing. New topics are Visit 2 and Visit 3.

These are based on the updated 2020 College competency framework and are also useful for final year university students

With the exception of the Visit 1-3 tutorials (which are over 2 hours long), our tutorials usually run for at least 75-90mins so you get excellent value for money

See below for all upcoming tutorials, dates and booking links.

Online group tutorials – from only £20 each

Our bank of tutorials include the below, we will aim to cover all of these during the pre-reg year (in schedule order)

      • Visit 1
      • Pathology 1
      • Soft contact lenses
      • Sight test (including practical demonstrations)
      • Visual fields
      • Systemic disease, medications and the eye (at a discounted rate if on the package) – NEW
      • Visit 2 – NEW, re-run April TBC
      • RGP contact lenses
      • Pathology 2
      • Visit 3 – NEW, April and June dates TBC
      • Binocular vision
      • Dispensing
      • Stage 2 case scenarios

One to one Tutorials from £45 each

We are offering one to one tutorials on any of the above, you can decide which topic to cover

Bespoke tutorials

We can create and present a bespoke tutorial. The price will depend on the content and the time needed to write this presentation – please contact us for more information

Exclusive pre-reg package

Our exclusive pre-reg package provides great value and covers our range of courses from Stage 1 all the way up to mock OSCEs.

We provide a programme of tutorials for those who started from September 2020 (Programme A) and a re-run for those who start from January 2021 (Programme B).

All upcoming tutorials

  • Soft contact lenses tutorial: Re-run: Sunday 18th April 2021 at 630pm (Programme B)

This will cover CLs fit, CLs aftercare and discuss CLs complications and their management.

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  • Visit 3 tutorial: Sunday 16th May at 7pm (Programme A)
  • Re-run: Sunday 4th July at 7pm (Programme B)

A useful guide on how to tackle the competencies, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

This will be a 2 hour + tutorial due the volume of content that needs to be covered. One not to be missed!

Only £35

Booking link:

  • Binocular vision tutorial: Sunday 23rd May at 730pm (Programme A and Programme B)

This will be a lecture on extraocular muscles and cranial nerve palsies, along with a practical demonstration of some core BV tests

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  • Dispensing tutorial: Sunday 30th May at 730pm (Programme A and Programme B)

This will cover common topics such as calculations on BVD, MSU and differential prismatic effect as well paediatric and high prescription dispensing.

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  • Sight test tutorial: Re-run: Sunday 13th June 2021 at 730pm (Programme B)

Practical demonstrations on how to conduct a sight test for your Stage 1 and Stage 2 assessments along with tips and suggestions on how to tailor your routine.

  • RGP contact lenses tutorial:  Re-run: Sunday 27th June 2021 at 730pm (Programme B)

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. Great support for your Visit 2 tutorial

Visit one tutorial: completed

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

Systemic disease, medications and the eye tutorial: completed

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

We will be going through some systemic conditions that patients typically present with – what they are, their symptoms, treatment and most importantly, how they can impact the eyes.
Ocular adverse reactions to common systemic medications will also be discussed. 
Eye-deal for any pre-reg or practitioner no matter what stage you are at 🙂


Pathology tutorial part 1:completed

Management of patients using real life case scenarios of patients that attended practice, including flashes and floaters, papillitis, hypertensive retinopathy and age related macula degeneration.

  • Pathology tutorial part 2: completed

 This will cover many other ocular conditions including HSK, HZK, anterior uveitis, angle closure glaucoma, optic neuropathies and vascular occlusions.

  • Visit 2 tutorial: completed

A useful guide on how to tackle the competencies, including notes, tips and questions you may be asked by assessors

This will be a 2 hour + tutorial due the volume of content that needs to be covered. One not to be missed!

  • Visual fields tutorial: completed

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. 

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