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16 March 2020: As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and government advice, all attendance in the University and the School of Optometry for teaching purposes is suspended with immediate effect. This includes any external events we are running as part of WOPEC elsewhere.

Therefore the events we were due to deliver will not occur. I do apologise for the cancellation, but we need to ensure safety and everyone’s health as a priority. We plan to reschedule the event on a suitable date as soon as it is possible to do so.

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


Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

Refraction Certificate Revision for Ophthalmologists. 13-14 November

Short Courses
Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

Two days of intensive practical training. This event has run for more than 10 years, three times a year. All aspects of the refraction certificate syllabus will be covered by experienced and qualified tutors in hands on practical sessions, maximum tu... Event Details


Vantage Pharmacy

MECS assessment London practitioners

Vantage Pharmacy

This event will prioritise places for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham LOC practitioners. Ensure your LOCSU MECS on-line lecture series is successfully completed before booking a place.  Payment for a place must be made to Lambeth, Southwa... Event Details


Brownbills Optometrists

MECS assessment Kent and Medway LOC practitioners

Brownbills Optometrists

This event will prioritise places for Kent and Medway LOC practitioners. Ensure your LOCSU MECS on-line lecture series is successfully completed before booking a place.  If you are a Kent & Medway LOC practitioner and require a unique ... Event Details

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The new EHEW Manual comes into operation on Wednesday 1st August 2018, after which time you must adhere to the protocols and guidelines contained within.

Please download the documents from here.

EHEW Manual refresh v18 2018

Appendix II WECS



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EHEW Triage Form

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