Student Testimonials

At Optom Academy, we have been going strong for over 5 years thanks to the success of our courses and mock OSCEs. Hear it directly from the students who have been through our courses and are now qualified:

Bhavik Gandhi 2019

Hi Shamina! Just wanted to say thank you for your help and support I very much appreciate it! I got my results today and I passed! Thank you so much I couldn’t have done it without your help! My parents are over the moon and happy thank you so much again!

Jayesh S Joshi BSc MCoptom 2019

Anyone wishing needing help for their pre reg I would strongly recommend optomacademy..very good case scenarios resembling actual osces and very honest I would highly recommend it..again thanks to the team for helping me pass my osces

S.U MCoptom 2021

I just wanted to let you guys know I passed my January OSCE! Thank you for all your continued support throughout my pre-registration year(+). Whenever someone asks whetherI have any tips, I make sure to always recommend you guys. The resources in terms of the hand outs (I still refer to the dispensing and visual fields notes especially again and again) as well as the actual courses themselves were so helpful. I knew from when you guys came to speak about the mock-OSCE course at university that I wanted to book a place on it and I’m so glad that I was able to. I feel nervous doing practical exams and so, doing your mock OSCE was so valuable because it was like the real thing and the one-to-one feedback really highlighted what I needed to focus my revision/technique on.

All the best with optom academy and I hope to see you guys in the near future.

Alice Homer MCoptom 2021

Hi Shamina and Wasim,

I hope you are both well. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your input and support. I passed the OSCE and felt the mock OSCE made all the difference!

Thank you for doing what you are doing!

Brooke Hutchins MCoptom 2021 

The osce course I attended in Birmingham was my first mock osce I did in preparation. I found it incredibly useful to have personalised and individual feedback for each station taken. It was tough, honest and fair, which helped a lot! In addition, the online lectures that you guys run have been excellent prep alongside the Osce course for cementing my knowledge on particular topics 😌 Would highly recommend Optom Academy!

Anisa Akhtar MCoptom 2021

I would just like to say a massive thankyou to the team at optom academy for helping me become a qualified optom. After a hectic journey with stage 2 I was ready to give up on a career in optometry however, optom academy especially wasim pushed me to purse the journey of becoming an optom. The 1to1s are filled with so many scenarios & fine details which helped me pass my stage 2. The mock osce course really helped me prepare for the real osce as it was a real life set up which gave me an insight of how it would actually be. The individual feedback helps you to understand what your weak points are which is what every pre reg needs. After attending the mock osce I passed the osce first time. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Optom Academy. So a massive Thankyou once again!

Hanifah Akhtar, 2018:

‘I took part in the stage 2 and osce courses. Both have me a brilliant insight on what to expect, especially the osce course. They were definitely worth it.

I particularly liked the detailed handouts with lots of useful information about what can be asked for the competencies. They covered a wide scope to ensure we are prepared for assessors questions.

The course instructors are very helpful and give all the information we need.

I’m glad I signed up to the courses- they were vital to the success of my pre registration year. I managed to pass first time in January 2018’

Sukhjit Kaur 2018

‘Optom academy is an excellent team of tutors who can help you pass your OSCEs. I found them very useful in guiding me on my weaknesses in order for me to successfully get through OSCEs. From group sessions to one to one sessions, definitely a course I recommend. You also get good feedback and a good sense of what the real OSCES will feel like.’

Mariam Bhojani BSc MCOptom 2017

‘Optom Academy really helped me get through my pre-reg in 2016/2017. The lecture notes were extremely useful for all the pre reg visits for stage 1 and I still use them today as a qualified optometrist as useful go to revision.
Shamina also helped me throughout my stage 2 by observing my sight test, CL fitting and aftercare and critiquing at the end what I can do better to improve. She gave me the confidence to pass and get September OSCE’s which I was aiming for.

The Optom Academy OSCE course was also a great help. It was set up like a real life OSCE examination with different stations in different rooms with examiners. This was the best help for me as it made me realise what areas I struggled on and what areas I needed to improve on for my final OSCE examination. Without going to a mock OSCE like Optom Academy’s I wouldn’t have passed first time. So thank you! :)’

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Aesha Shah BSc MCOptom 2017

Optom Academy Mock Osce course was one of the most accurate representations of the real College of Optometrist Osce’s. It was well structured and receiving one to one feedback from supervisors / examiners proved to be incredibly useful in helping me prepare for my exams.
I would definitely recommend it to all pre-registration optometrists!’

Online tutorials

“After how informative that was, i’ve booked myself onto all of them! I learnt more in that session than i head done in my clinics at uni :)”

“Enjoyed today’s session thank you! Q&a was helpful”

“To be honest, there isn’t much you could improve, really good, I’ve done it twice now and I think I wanna do it a third time :D”

“I thought it was really good. Definitely worth the money. Especially the bit on drusen vs exudates with the diagram. Thanks guys :)”

“Great quality, i look forward to the next ones!”

Face to face Evening Courses

‘The course was very helpful – useful in understanding the cause of certain conditions and what to look out for’

‘Really good, thank you!’

‘Very informative, liked the case studies’

‘Good and informative. Case scenarios are really good, very helpful that they are real cases and not made up ones’

‘ I learnt so much, talking about the different layers of the retina was very useful, I feel a lot more confident now!’

‘Brilliant evening and very informative!’

‘Picked up lots of useful tips’

‘Great ;)’

‘Overall very useful…thank you!’