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Certificate

Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients

      Course overview

      • 6 months part time
      • Online
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Start Year Intake - March

      Overview

      The Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences offer optometrists the opportunity to keep abreast of new developments in significant areas of optometry by studying subjects from a range of our diverse postgraduate courses. All subjects/courses are specifically designed for off-campus study in a supportive and collaborative environment. Practitioners have the opportunity to complete and apply required tasks in their own practice.

      The Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients offered by the Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences in the School of Health Sciences is designed to provide optometrists with the opportunity to extend their capabilities in contact lens practice.

      Optometrists will explore contemporary evidence-based information regarding common  in-practice contact lens issues including:

      • Use of clinical grading scales
      • Contact lens discomfort
      • Microbiology and infection associated with contact lens wear
      • The impact of new materials, lens designs and solutions
      • Advanced contact lens fitting techniques such as: toric rigid lens fitting, contact lenses for keratoconus, orthokeratology and the fitting of contact lenses after corneal refractive surgery and keratoplasty

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