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Refraction event


This comprehensive three day course is specifically designed for those sitting the Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s Refraction Certificate Exam. It develops the knowledge and practical techniques included in the exam’s competencies. The course is open to all levels; from beginners, to those who are more experienced.


The emphasis is on supervised, practical sessions. Delegates will receive instruction in small groups and have the opportunity to practice all aspects of refraction on volunteer patients. There will be a mock OSCE situation which includes ten different stations timed under exam conditions. Feedback is offered on the performances. A refraction routine video is viewed with the opportunity to discuss the techniques observed. Prior to the event, attendees will have on-line access via the WOPEC website, to three lectures on different refraction techniques.


There will be a number of supervisors who will be facilitating the event; all experienced in teaching refraction and comprising of practicing optometrists and optometry academic staff. 


Cardiff University facilities are ideal for this event. Attendees will have access to a fully equipped dispensing workshop and use of the optometry department refraction clinic.


The course runs from 27th October – 29th October; a total of 2.5 days (Friday 2pm until Sunday 4pm). It will be held three times a year, to correspond with the RCO practical exam dates.


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