UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Apply to study Medical Contact Lenses Level 1

To attend this course, please download and complete the application form and return it to moorfields.hq@nhs.net

This qualification builds on the baseline knowledge and skills of contact lens practice of qualified optometrists. It covers a range of topics including an ability to detect, assess and manage the impact of contact lens complications on the anterior eye, RGP fitting, orthokeratology, myopia control, early keratoconus, presbyopia, toric lens fitting etc.

It is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning. This course will be carried out online and will be supplemented by face to face day. The face to face day involves workshops, case discussions, patient assessments and discussion of clinical "pearls" from experienced practitioners. It is delivered 85% online and 15% face to face.

Key dates

  • Online launch: 2nd October 2019
  • Face to face: 25th and 26th February 2020
  • Written and Station Examinations: 5th May 2020

Entry requirements

  • Possess a minumum of a BSc(Hons) in Optometry or equivalent
  • Have a minimum 2 years of clinical experience

This course is equivalent to 30 credits



Application form


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