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New ACO Online Contact Lens Course

The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is taking registrations for its online Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (CACL), which will commence in June 2017.

This advanced yet practical course will cover material that can be applied to everyday contact lens practice. Throughout the six month certificate, students will study a range of topics including current information on soft and rigid lenses, lens fitting and special lenses.

The course comprises online lectures and demonstration videos as well as a practical clinical experience component. The flexible learning style lets students study and upskill at their own pace with 24/7 access to lectures from an expert team of presenters from across Australia and the UK.

Dr. Adrian Bruce, Lecturer and Lead Optometrist Contact Lens Clinical Services (ACO) said a part of everyday optometry practice is keeping up to date and the new certificate program will play a key role in this. “The most dynamic areas of contact lens practice are probably miniscleral lenses and orthokeratology for children. Current corneal assessment technology such as Pentacam, Orbscan and Anterior OCT are also reviewed, as well as getting more out of topography.”

The course comprises online lectures and demonstration videos as well as a practical clinical experience component

Graduates receive post-nominals upon completion of the full course. It is accredited for 48 Australian CPD points (including eight therapeutic points) and in New Zealand, seven CD and 28 General Credits.

Applications are open. Visit aco.org.au or contact cpd@aco.org.au (AUS) 03 9349 7477.

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