We do small group teaching for our candidates. The size of our teaching group is not more than 1 instructor per 2 candidates. This would allows combine high quality teaching with a bespoke personal approach.

Our course will run from 9am to 4p.m in a West London location.

We will go through each and every single one of the 12 clinical stations in detail, including the specific marking criteria that you should be looking out for.

Retinoscopy
We will also go through different refraction techniques. Different people will prefer approaches eg: spheres, +cyls, -cyls. We will discuss the merits of each approach. We will also teach you rapid refraction technique which would allow you to get within the margin error for the refraction certificate exam in half the allocated time. You will opportunities to practice this throughout the day.

Subjective Refraction: Cyl
We will teach you how to use the Jackson Cross Cylinder to refine a patient’s cylinder axis and power.

Subjective Refraction: Sphere
This is a double OSCE station. We will teach you the key words to say to the patient ( in keeping with the marking criteria) , while using flippers to rapidly refine the spherical power. We will also go through the merits of different techniques to achieve binocular balance.

Visual Acuity and Trial Frame Fitting
You will have the opportunity to practice trial frame fitting using the highest quality trial frame (Oculus, which is often used in the refraction certificate exam).

Near Addition
You will have the opportunity to practice this station. Again we will teach you the key words to say to the patient in order to achieve as many marks as possible in the limited time period. We will also go through the appropriate age specific presbyopic near additions, as well as refinement techniques.

Focimeter
You will have the opportunity to practice this station with different prescription lenses using Topcon Focimeters ( Often used in the refraction certificate exam) .

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