Available courses

The eye and ametropia
Anthony Blackman

The eye and ametropia

This course will enable you to demonstrate an understanding of the basic anatomy, function and pathology of the eye and the common eye conditions including myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism and presbyopia. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of optical prescriptions and transposition, and a basic understanding of common ocular pathological conditions, their causes and treatments.

Communication in optics
Anthony Blackman

Communication in optics

This course will enable you to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles that contribute to effective communication.

Roles and responsibilities in optics
Anthony Blackman

Roles and responsibilities in optics

This course will give an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of different personnel within the optical profession, the optical bodies and their responsibilities, dealing with customers’ entitlements within the NHS and the administrative procedures required to deliver those entitlements, Health and Safety at work and waste disposal.

The provision of spectacle lenses
Anthony Blackman

The provision of spectacle lenses

This unit has seven sections, covering lens materials, designs, form and the different lens types; from single vision to multifocals and occupational lenses. You will also learn about some of the aspects of safety lenses and sun protection.

The provision of spectacle frames
Anthony Blackman

The provision of spectacle frames

To understand the components of spectacle frames, the features of common frame materials, how to take basic frame measurements and help customers chose frames to suit them.

The provision of contact lenses
Anthony Blackman

The provision of contact lenses

This unit will help you to understand the different types of contact lenses and modalities of wear including advantages and disadvantages. The general principles of good record keeping, hygiene and contact lens care.