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Revision Courses


FRCOPhth Part 1 Revision Course – Virtual
Date: Monday 21st – Thursday 24th September 2020

This four-day online intensive revision course covers the major topics examined for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ FRCOphth Part I Fellowship and International Council of Ophthalmology’s Basic Science assessments. The course also includes theoretical optics and refraction, advice on exam techniques, plus live Q&A sessions throughout the four-day period between 5:00pm and 7:00pm by experts in the field (from UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, MoorfieldsEye Hospital, and other departments).

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Advanced Ophthalmology Clinical Examination Skills Course
Venue: Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
This one-day course aims to provide key elements and skills for those undertaking the FRCOphth part 2 Exam.  The morning session consist of short lectures given by consultants and past examiners.   The afternoon session provides the participants with  OSCE  & viva stations simulating the exam.  Feedback is provided on their performance and how best this can be improved.
For more information please contact Melanie Froggatt or Linsi Mclean.
Glasgow FRCOphth Prep Course
Venue: Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology, First Floor, Main Building, Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0YN
Date: Saturday 7 March 2020
A mock examination course aimed to support ophthalmology trainees as they prepare to sit the FRCOphth Part 2 Oral Examination. We replicate the entire Part 2 Oral Examination (Viva + OSCE), including a communication skills station, across two sessions. The course fee is £300. There are 12 candidate places available.
For more information and to book a place please visit this link.
Oxford FRCOphth Part 2 Course
Venue: St Anne’s College Oxford
The Oxford Eye Course is comprehensive 2-day course illustrating key clinical signs in ophthalmology. The course is led by Mr. John F. Salmon, the author of the 9th edition of Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology and is recommended for all FRCOphth part 2 candidates.
For more information, and to book a place, please email [email protected]. The deadline for registration is 31st January 2020.
Oculus FRCOphth Part 2 Revision Course
Venue: Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre
Oculus is an intensive one-day revision course aimed at preparing candidates for the FRCOphth Part 2 clinical examination. The day comprises lectures, two mock OSCEs and one mock viva. OSCEs utilise actual patients and are assessed by consultants, many of whom act as examiners for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
For more information and to book a place please visit this link.


WOPEC Refraction Certificate Revision for Ophthalmologists
Venue: School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University
Date: Fri 28 Feb – Sun 1 Mar 2020
Two and a half days of intensive practical training. This event has successfully run for many years and occurs 5-6 weeks prior to RCO examinations. All aspects of the refraction certificate syllabus is covered by experienced and qualified tutors, in hands-on practical sessions and mock OSCEs, with individual feedback given.For further information please visit this link.
The Moorfields Refraction Course for Ophthalmologists
Venue: Moorfields Eye Hospital
The course consists of a series of lectures about the theory of refraction and prescribing; practical workshops; case studies; tutorials including lens neutralisation, retinoscopy (dry and cycloplegic), subjective  refraction and prescribing.The mock OSCE includes a 10 station exam, as per the Royal College of Ophthalmologists format, with critique and feedback.
For further information please visit this link
London Refraction Course
Venue: South West London, Imperial Wharf
Bespoke refraction course run by ophthalmology registrars who have been successful in the exams. Pre-course reading material will be included in the course with detailed explanation and top tips about how to score well in the refraction certificate. Suitable for keen foundation doctors with an interest in ophthalmology and ophthalmology trainees. Small group tuition with ample opportunities to practice in a relaxed environment. No prior refraction experience necessary
For further information please visit this link.
Refraction & Optics for Ophthalmologists
Venue: Suffolk (UK) & Overseas
Date: 3 courses per year, or an option for individual tuition
A detailed step-by-step guide on to how to successfully refract is taught giving an enormous amount of tips, enabling delegates to refract with more confidence. Tuition provided into each of the OSCE station subject areas. Suitable for doctors just starting to refract and those wishing to fine-tune their technique.
For further information please visit ‘Courses’ page at
Refraction Certificate Course for Ophthalmologists
Venue: Pure Offices, Broadwell Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 4BY
Flexible – booked based on availability throughout the year
Optuitions provides 1-to-1 or 1-to-2 practical, hands-on refraction courses to prepare you for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ examination. All aspects are covered in a logical, station-orientated manner. Courses can be one or two days in length and you can also buy access to our online content and video tutorials.
For more information please visit this link.
Refraction Course for Ophthalmologists/Trainees
Venue: Moores Opticians, 73 Bradford Street, Walsall, WS1 3QD
Date: Flexible – one to one throughout the year
A step by step approach to train the candidate to comfortably do retinoscopy, and subjective refraction. Patients are organised by us, and handouts and notes provided. Can be offered as one to one or one to two. Based in the West Midlands and very reasonably priced.
For more information please visit this link


North West Duke Elder Revision Course
Venue: St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, M13 9WL
Date: 25 January 2020
This is an excellent course for the Duke Elder Exam preparation. It covers the syllabus and is organised by one of the members of the duke elder exam sub-committee.
For more information please visit this link.


Clinical Electrophysiology course – Virtual

Date: Monday 7th September – Saturday 26th September 2020

A highly sought after accredited virtual course delivered by world-renowned experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV). This course will feature: live lectures, pre-recorded and live interactive sessions, case discussions and question and answer sessions. Optional pre-recorded introductory lectures will cover topics such as anatomy, ophthalmic imaging and the clinical characteristics of genetic and acquired eye disease.




The Moorfields Refraction Course for Ophthalmologists

Phakic Lens Implant Course

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