Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients
The Specialist Certificate in the Management of Contact Lens Patients is designed to provide optometrists with the opportunity to extend their capabilities in contact lens practice. The course is designed to offer the optimum balance of formal education and flexible study options to optometrists who have a compulsory requirement to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) every year to maintain their registration as an optometrist.
Optometrists will explore contemporary evidence-based information regarding common in-practice contact lens issues including: use of clinical grading scales; contact lens dryness; microbiology and infection associated with contact lens wear; and the impact of new materials and solutions, in particular silicone hydrogels. Optometrists will also extend their knowledge in specialty contact lens fitting such as: toric rigid lens fitting; contact lenses for keratoconus; orthokeratology and the fitting of contact lenses after refractive surgery and keratoplasty.