Courses for optometrists

Moorfields optometry education is a leading provider of clinical courses in optometry related practice, procedures and techniques. With Moorfields being one of the world's leading experts in eye care and research we can empower all ophthalmic healthcare professionals with higher quality education through pioneering, future focused, inclusive teaching, which in turn delivers higher quality patient care. Professional development is an essential part of an optometrist's and other ophthalmic professional's career path and can be a valuable networking opportunity.

Our courses aim to ensure that all ophthalmic healthcare clinicians are continually developing and meeting the needs of the profession and services.

We offer a range of courses including single academic modules, CPD courses, evening webinars, and university post graduate programmes with UCL, all taught by leading ophthalmologists, specialist optometrists and other ophthalmic professionals.

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High quality education is a vital pre-requisite for higher quality patient care

Short courses

Glaucoma level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma)

Glaucoma level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma)

Note: This course is currently not accredited by the College of Optometrists. The accreditation process for this course is currently ongoing with the College.

This introductory course in glaucoma aims to provide you with the understanding of the condition as well as the knowledge and skills to evaluate a patient who may have glaucoma. It further aims to provide additional specialist knowledge and skills for monitoring patients with diagnosed ocular hypertension (OHT) and suspect open angle glaucoma (OAG) who have an established management plan. You will require to have an intermediate slit lamp skills. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning that will be carried out 100% online through lectures, forum activities and webinars. This will be supplemented by face to face learning for the practical skills element of the course.

Start Date: Monday 20 January 2025
£1,200.00 39 spaces available

Glaucoma level 2 (College of Optometrists Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma)

Glaucoma level 2 (College of Optometrists Professional Higher Certificate in Glaucoma)

This course follows on from level 1 to further develop your knowledge and skills in the detection, evaluation and management of patients with stable ocular hypertension (OHT) and open angle glaucoma (OAG). You will further develop your skills in detecting change in clinical status and decision making in patients at risk of developing glaucoma. The course is centred around critical evaluation of the evidence base and clinical decision making. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning that will be carried out 100% online through lectures, forum activities and webinars. This will be supplemented by face to face learning for the practical skills element of the course.

Start Date: Monday 20 January 2025
£1,200.00 39 spaces available

Glaucoma level 3 (College of Optometrists Professional Diploma in Glaucoma)

Glaucoma level 3 (College of Optometrists Professional Diploma in Glaucoma)

Note: This course is currently not accredited by the College of Optometrists. The accreditation process for this course is currently ongoing with the College.

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide non-surgical management of patients with established open angle glaucoma (OAG) and other cases of glaucoma e.g. treated angle closure, pseudo exfoliative glaucoma. It is also builds on critical appraisal of evidence and application to clinical decision making. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning that will be carried out 100% online through lectures, forum activities and webinars.

Start Date: Monday 20 January 2025
£2,300.00

Medical retina level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina)

Medical retina level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina)

Note: This course is currently not accredited by the College of Optometrists. The accreditation process for this course is currently ongoing with the College.

This course aims to provide the knowledge of common medical retina conditions and includes topics covering screening, referral and possible treatment pathways, with an emphasis on optical coherence tomography (OCT) interpretation and diabetic retinopathy grading. It also aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to make accurate and appropriate referral decisions for patients with medical retina conditions and prepares you to commence working under supervision in medical retina new patient triage clinics, AMD treatment-retreatment clinics and to work in photography based diabetic retinopathy screening services. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning. It is delivered online and supplemented by face to face component.

Start Date: Monday 18 March 2024
£1,200.00 28 spaces available

Medical retina level 2 (College of Optometrists Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina)

Medical retina level 2 (College of Optometrists Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina)

This course is designed to build up from Medical Retina level 1 (The College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina) to further develop skills in screening, diagnosing and managing a variety of medical retina conditions. It is the taught part of the College of Optometrists Professional Higher Certificate in Medical Retina where a clinical placement is required. It is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning which will be carried out 85% virtually and supplemented by face to face component.

Start Date: Monday 20 January 2025
£1,200.00 40 spaces available

Moorfields Refractive one-day course

Moorfields Refractive one-day course
This one-day hybrid course has been developed with the purpose of teaching how to approach a vision correction patient and learning all options available from laser to non-laser refractive surgery and therefore enable surgeons to treat patients with the best possible customised approach.
Start Date: Friday 12 April 2024
£300.00 42 spaces available

Ophthalmic practitioner training: Peripheral fundus and vitreoretinal emergencies

Ophthalmic practitioner training: Peripheral fundus and vitreoretinal emergencies
This course will ensure attendees become more confident in diagnosing and managing vitreoretinal emergencies. It will help Allied Health Professionals to streamline the patient pathway more effectively by recognising urgent conditions that need to be referred as well as non-urgent conditions that do not require a referral.
Start Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024
£50.00

Non-medical intravitreal injection course

Non-medical intravitreal injection course

This highly sought after course is aimed at clinicians working in an ophthalmic or medical retina setting, focusing on the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic oedema.

Start Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
£600.00 0 spaces available

Enhanced ophthalmic imaging techniques (OVS4)

Enhanced ophthalmic imaging techniques (OVS4)

This virtual self-paced coursewill provide OVS associates, senior opthalmic technicians and OVS practitioners with in-depth knowledge of advanced imaging techniques and pathology patterns in ophthalmology.

£600.00

Laser course for ophthalmic healthcare professionals

Laser course for ophthalmic healthcare professionals

Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology are delighted to present the Laser course for ophthalmic healthcare professionals, targeted at clinicians involved in glaucoma and cataract care.

The course will involve training in three laser procedures, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), YAG peripheral iridotomy (PI) and YAG capsulotomy. This course is aimed at optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists or other ophthalmic healthcare professionals.

£0.00

Oculoplastic nursing and allied professionals study day

Oculoplastic nursing and allied professionals study day

This one day in-person course is designed to improve clinical practice and knowledge by highlighting new ways of working within this specialty. It discusses the management of various oculoplastic conditions and the role of nurses and other allied health professionals in delivering an excellent service..

£200.00

An introduction to data science for clinicians

An introduction to data science for clinicians

This self-paced online course introduces clinicians to data science and provides them with an overview of data science in a clinical context, along with basic skills to handle data. The course gives a broad insight into data science and its application on real data, including artificial intelligence.

£350.00

Data science for clinicians: Intensive course in R

Data science for clinicians: Intensive course in R

This self-paced online course builds on the learning gained in our introductory course ‘Data Science for clinicians: introduction to coding and data visualisation’. The course provides intensive training on R, the most extensively used coding language for data science.

£350.00

e-ILS (Immediate Life Support) course

e-ILS (Immediate Life Support) course
e-ILS is a flexible way of learning skills in Immediate Life Support, and blends e-learning with face-to-face workshops. An e-ILS course provides a variety of skills, from managing a deteriorating patient, identifying causes and treating cardiac arrest, to improving abilities as both a team member and leader.
Start Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024
£160.00 6 spaces available

e-PILS (Paediatric Immediate Life Support) course

e-PILS (Paediatric Immediate Life Support) course
e-PILS is a flexible way of learning skills in Immediate Life Support, and blends e-learning with face-to-face workshops. An e-PILS course provides a variety of skills, from managing a deteriorating patient, identifying causes and treating cardiac arrest, to improving abilities as both a team member and leader.
Start Date: Thursday 14 March 2024
£160.00 0 spaces available

Children's eyes: An introduction

Children's eyes: An introduction

This self-paced online course aims to introduce the learner basic concepts of paediatric ophthalmology, in order to give them confidence when approaching children.

£450.00

Ophthalmic technicians introduction course (OVS3)

Ophthalmic technicians introduction course (OVS3)

This virtual self-paced course has been specifically designed to take individuals with no experience in ophthalmology or ophthalmic clinical practice to enable them to reach a level that they can productively join a non-medical professional ophthalmic team.

£250.00