Online Tutorials – for Stage 1, Stage 2 and OSCEs

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 created in 2021 are: Visit 2 and Visit 3.

These are based on the updated 2020 College competency framework and are open to ALL students (pre-reg and university) or optometrists, no matter what stage of your studies you are at

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

If you are thinking of joining our courses for the first time, we promise you won’t regret it😊

We have found those who attend both our tutorial and mock OSCEs are the best prepared for the final exams (and have a high chance of passing first time)

If you are unable to make our tutorial dates, we can arrange one to one tuition or you are welcome to purchase our handouts

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

Online group tutorials – from only £25 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 
      • RGP contact lenses
      • Pathology 2
      • Visit 3 
      • 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). Any pre reg or student is welcome to join, no matter what stage of their studies they are at


All upcoming tutorials

 

  • Sight test tutorial: Re-run: Sunday 27th June 2021 at 730pm 

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.

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/sight-test-tutorial-and-demonstration-2138811781


  • Visit 3 tutorial: Re-run Sunday 4th July at 7pm

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: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/visit-three-tutorial-2138810027


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


  • Soft contact lenses tutorial: completed

This will cover CLs fit, CLs aftercare and discuss CLs complications and their management. Ideal for Stage 1 and Stage 2


  • Binocular vision tutorial: completed 

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


  • Dispensing tutorial: completed

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


  • RGP contact lenses tutorial: completed

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