Online tutorials – Stage 1, Stage 2 and OSCEs

      • Visit 1
      • Visit 2a
      • Visit 2b
      • Visit 3a
      • Visit 3b
      • Binocular vision
      • Communication and history & symptoms
      • Dispensing
      • Low Vision: Management of patients with visual impairment – NEW
      • Pathology 1
      • Pathology 2
      • RGP contact lenses
      • Sight test (including practical demonstrations)
      • Slit lamp techniques and contact lens complications
      • Soft contact lenses
      • Systemic disease, medications and the eye
      • Visual fields
      • 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  


FREE Stage 1/Stage 2 Q+A session: Sunday 21st August at 7.30pm

Free drop in session to ask any questions about Stage 1 and Stage 2 (for OSCE questions, please see the OSCE support tutorial we are running).

Just started pre-reg and have questions? On Visit 3 and want some tips? Just passed Stage 1 and not sure what Stage 2 is about? This is the ideal platform

To book, please click here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

FREE LIVE ONLINE TALK: Can i or can i not claim? Will it get paid? General Ophthalmic Services (GOS talk): Monday 5th September at 7.30pm via Zoom

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) will explain which GOS sight tests attract payment.

We need to be sure we are seeing patients on the correct recalls. Online session with Omar Hassan, Senior Ophthalmic clinical advisor (NHSBSA)!

Perfect prep for Visit 1 and beyond

To book, please click here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

LIVE Visit 1 quiz: Sunday 11th September at 7.30pm via Zoom

This tutorial consists of an introduction to the pre-reg year along with a NEWLY CREATED QUIZZES AND POLLS for the first 12 competencies

It is recommended to have watched the Visit 1 tutorial on OA Optomise before attending this quiz

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

Early bird offer: £15 until the end of August (£20 thereafter)

To book, please click here

 

OSCE support tutorial: Thursday 15th September at 7.30pm via Zoom

This must attend session provides hints and tips and discussing previous OSCE stations and possible case scenarios

FREE for those who attend our August/September mock OSCEs – the link will be sent automatically the day before the event

Only £10

To book, please click here

 Available Stage 2 handouts

    • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 1: handout available to purchase
    This handout 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 register on OA Optomise to purchase
    • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 2: handout available for purchase
    This handout 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 register on OA Optomise to purchase
    • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 3: handout available to purchase 
    This handout 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 register on OA Optomise to purchase
    • Stage  2 case scenarios Part 4: handout available to purchase 
    This handout 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: 3, 7, 20, 41, 47, 51, 63, 70, 88 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 register on OA Optomise to purchase
    • Stage 2 case scenarios Part 5: Soft & RGP contact lenses handout available to purchase 
    This handout covers 10 different contact lens cases in detail – including the challenging RGP cases 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: 25, 54, 90, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 101 Only £45 (10 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 register on OA Optomise to purchase
    If parts 1-5 are purchased as a bundle, it will cost only £150, saving £31!

Tutorial information Visit one tutorial 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


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.   Duration: 1hr-1hr 15min   Units of competence: communication and ocular disease


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 cases discussed Great prep for Stage 1 Units of competence: ocular disease


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.10 cases discussed Great prep for Stage 1 Units of competence: ocular disease


Soft contact lenses tutorial 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


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


Visit 2a tutorial 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


Visual fields tutorial 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


Visit 2b tutorial: 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


Binocular vision tutorial 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


Dispensing tutorial 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 Stage 1 prep Units of competence: optical appliances


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


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


Visit 3a tutorial 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


Sight test tutorial with 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


Visit 3b tutorial 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  


Low vision: management of patients with visual impairment by Dr Jane Macnaughton Prof Cert Low Vision This is a comprehensive tutorial discussing how to perform a low vision assessment and the management of patients with visual impairment Units of competence: 1.2.1 Understands the patient’s expectations and aspirations and manages situations 2.2.1 Is able to manage all patients including those who have additional clinical or social needs. 4.2.1 Advises on the use of and dispenses simple low vision aids including simple hand and stand magnifiers, typoscopes and handheld telescopes. 4.2.2 Understands the application of complex low vision aids. 7.1.5 Assesses patients with impaired visual function and understands the use of specialist charts for distance and near vision and the effects of lighting, contrast and glare.

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