Online Tutorials – for Stage 1, Stage 2 and OSCEs

These tutorials are designed to cover individual topics in a lot of detail, especially the areas students tend to struggle with like binocular vision and dispensing. New content and new courses are being written regularly, see below for more information

These tutorials 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

Our tutorials usually run for between 60-90mins so you get excellent value for money

If you are thinking of joining our courses for the first time, we promise you will learn something new and won’t regret it😊 Give us a try!

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
      • Systemic disease, medications and the eye
      • Pathology 1
      • Pathology 2
      • Soft contact lenses
      • RGP contact lenses
      • Visit 2a
      • Visual fields
      • Visit 2b
      • Binocular vision
      • Communication and history & symptoms – NEW
      • Slit lamp techniques and contact lens complications – NEW
      • Dispensing
      • Sight test (including practical demonstrations)
      • Visit 3a
      • Visit 3b
      • Stage 2 case scenarios detailed handouts (no tutorials will be run for case scenarios)

One to one Tutorials from £50

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


Bespoke tutorials/support for any remaining competencies

We can create and present a bespoke tutorial, including tuition on any remaining competencies in Stage 1 and 2. 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.

Any pre reg or student is welcome to join, no matter what stage of their studies they are at


Available handouts

  • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 1: handout available to purchase

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)

There will be no tutorial for this as all information is included in the handout, if you have any questions you are welcome to ask us

Please contact us for more information


  • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 2: handout available for purchase

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)

There will be no tutorial for this as all information is included in the handout, if you have any questions you are welcome to ask us

Please contact us for more information


  • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 3: handouts available to purchase from 3rd August

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)

There will be no tutorial for this as all information is included in the handout, if you have any questions you are welcome to ask us

Please contact us for more information

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


  • Visit one tutorial: completed – handout available to purchase

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.

Handout available to purchase – contact us for more information


  • 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?

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.
 
Duration: 1hr-1hr 15min

All upcoming tutorials


  • OSCE support tutorial: Friday 17th September at 715pm

The session provides hints and tips and discussing previous OSCE stations and possible case scenarios

This is FREE for to attend for all those who have booked onto our face to face or virtual mock OSCE courses in September and will be automatically registered and sent the Zoom link the day before the event

For everyone else, it is only £10:

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/osce-support-2138803653


  • Pathology tutorial part 1: Monday 27th September 730pm

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.

Great prep for Stage 1

Duration: 1 hour

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/pathology-1-tutorial-2138801575


  • Pathology tutorial part 2: Sunday 3rd October 7pm

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

Great prep for Stage 1

Duration: 1 hour

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/pathology-2-tutorial-2138801569


  • Soft contact lenses tutorial: Sunday 10th October 7pm

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

Duration: 75 mins

Booking link: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/soft-contact-lenses-tutorial-2138801574


  • RGP contact lenses tutorial: Sunday 24th October at 7pm

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

Duration: 75-90mins


  • Visit 2a tutorial: Sunday 31st October at 7pm

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

Duration: 60-75mins


  • Visual fields tutorial: Monday 1st November at 730pm

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. 

Duration: 75 mins

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


  • Visit 2b tutorial: Sunday 7th December at 7pm

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

Duration: 60-75mins


  • Binocular vision tutorial: Sunday 14th November at 7pm

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

Duration: 75-90mins


  • Dispensing tutorial: Sunday 21st November at 7pm

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

Duration: 75mins


  • Communication and history & symptoms: NEW, Monday 13th December at 730pm

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


  • Slit lamp techniques and contact lens complications: NEW, Monday 20th December at 730pm

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


  • Visit 3a tutorial: Sunday 23rd January 2022 at 7pm

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

Duration: 60-75mins


  • Sight test tutorial: Monday 24th January 2022 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.

Duration: 1 hour


  • Visit 3b tutorial: Sunday 30th January 2022 at 7pm

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

Duration: 60-75mins


  • Visit one tutorial: completed – handout available to purchase

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 from an assessor and experienced supervisors about how to prepare for assessments and the common errors pre-reg’s make during their first visit and beyond.

Duration: up to 2 hours

Handout available to purchase


  • 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?

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.
 
Duration: 1hr-1hr 15min