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Welcome to WOPEC

Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre Canolfan Addysg Optometrig Ôl-raddedig Cymru

WOPEC is the first Postgraduate Education Centre for Optometry in the World, dedicated to excellence in eye care education through quality and independence.

We provide a wide range of postgraduate taught courses as well as short courses for optometrists and eye care professionals in the UK and Internationally.

WOPEC is accommodated within the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University and benefits from the involvement of Cardiff's internationally renowned academic staff.


Congratulations Dr Maggie Woodhouse and Dr Kat Evans!!! Association of Optometrists awards

Congratulations to our very own Dr Maggie Woodhouse and Dr Kat Evans who both won awards at the Association Of Optometrists awards ceremony.

Dr Kat Evans was awarded Lecturer of the Year and Dr Maggie Woodhouse received a Lifetime Achievement award. It's a privilege to have them both teaching with us at WOPEC.


Optegra Eye Hospital

MECS assessment Specsavers Fareham

Optegra Eye Hospital

 This event is solely intended for Specsavers practitioners within the area who wish to undertake their MECS Part 2 practical The assessment is in the form of five OSCEs, each takes 5 minutes. Allow 90 minutes for the briefing and full assessme... Event Details

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This year the University will be using Youtube to live stream graduation ceremonies.  This means that family and friends from across the world can tune … More

MRes in Vision Sciences

The MRes in Vision Sciences is now open to applications for the September 2016 intake. It differs from the MSc programme in that it has a greater emphasis on… More

WOPEC staff

The WOPEC team will be bidding farewell to Emma Woodhouse on 27th July as she takes on a new role as trainee dispensing optician.  Emma will be going ba… More


Register with WOPEC to take part in our distance learning programmes, regional events and conferences.

Earn CET points, gain new qualifications and keep your professional status up to date!

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Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences is recognised as a centre of excellence for teaching and research across the world. We have been committed to maintaining an outstand… More



Postgraduate Qualifications via WOPEC (at Cardiff University)

The MSc in Clinical Optometry is a part-time, distance-learning (e-learning) course with practical tutorials/workshops to accompany many modules.

For information about the modules we offer, please visit our website.

There are four ways to learn with us:

A Postgraduate Certificate… More

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