Stage 1 & Stage 2 Tutorials

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

With the exception of the Visit 1-3 tutorials (which last longer), our tutorials usually run for 1hr -1hr 15mins.

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 £40 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

  • RGP contact lenses tutorial: Sunday 7th March at 7.30pm (Programme A)
  •  Re-run: July 2021, Date TBC (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

Booking link:

  • Systemic disease, medications and the eye tutorial: Monday 15th March at 730pm

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 🙂
CET accredited (1 CET point) for OO and DO
  • Pathology tutorial part 1: Re-run: Sunday 21st March at 730pm (Programme B)

This will be covering management of patients using real life case scenarios of patients that attended practice, including flashes and floaters, papillitis and age related macula degeneration.

Booking link:

  • Pathology tutorial part 2: Sunday evening April, date TBC.  (Programme A)
  • Re-run: August 2021, Date TBC (Programme B)

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

  • Soft contact lenses tutorial: Re-run: April 2021, Date TBC (Programme B)

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

  • Visit 3 tutorial: April-May, date TBC (Programme A)

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

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

Only £40

  • Visit 2 tutorial: Re-run: April-May, date TBC (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 longer tutorial due the volume of content that needs to be covered. One not to be missed!

Only £35

  • Dispensing tutorial: Sunday evening May, date TBC (Programme A)    
  • Re-run: September 2021, Date TBC (Programme B)

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

  • Sight test tutorial: Re-run: May 2021, Date TBC (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.

  • Binocular vision tutorial: Sunday evening June, date TBC. (Programme A)
  • Re-run: Oct 2021, Date TBC  (Programme B)

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

  • Visual fields tutorial: Re-run: June 2021, Date TBC 

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

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