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Certificate

Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients

    What will I study?

    Overview

    This Specialist Certificate allows optometrists to advance their clinical capabilities in the day-to-day management of eye disease.

    You will cover 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.

    Through engagement with a wide range of recent literature in health sciences, you will develop a deeper, evidence-based understanding of contact lens issues, and transferrable skills that can assist with education in other eye diseases.

    Course structure

    In order to be awarded the Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients, students must complete one 25 credit point core subject, studied over one semester.

    Workload

    Students should expect to commit approximately 340 hours to this course, including all online activities, assessments, reading, and preparation.

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