Module outline and aims
The subject of contact lenses is part of the initial qualification obtained by an optometrist. It is a speciality that a significant number of the profession do not pursue following registration due to their reluctance to deal with the potential for causing short- and long-term changes to ocular health. The Contact Lens Practice module has been devised to enable optometrists to deal more confidently and effectively with the management of contact lens patients in the community or hospital setting.
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This module aims to provide community and hospital based optometrists with an in-depth and systematic understanding of specialist contact lens fitting e.g. regular and irregular astigmatism, presbyopia, myopia control and orthokeratology. Additionally, the module will provide in-depth and systematic understanding of complications induced by contact lens (CL) wear. Other topics include:
This is a 30 credit module which runs over three days with at least 30 hours of learning, comprising of lectures, demonstrations / practical sessions and tutorials. In addition you will be required to put in a further 270 hours of self-directed (independent) study hours.
This module is not running again in the current academic year. New dates will be available in August of 2019. Please register your interest to be contacted.
Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.
For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:
Following her Bachelor in Optometry from the Hogeschool Utrecht (the Netherlands), Byki moved to the UK in 2002 to start her MSc in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Manchester. After completion, she worked as a research assistant at the same institution, and was granted a PhD sponsorship ...