Glaucoma skills workshop

More than 120 Specsavers and independent optometrists in the London area have already benefited from a series of glaucoma skills refreshers workshops being held at the Specsavers London Wall store.

The second event of its kind took place last week (13 November), allowing optometrists to brush up on the key clinical skills required for the Glaucoma Level 2 WOPEC accreditation – and earn themselves 3 interactive CET points in the process.

Run by experienced WOPEC assessors from within Specsavers, the multi-station workshop gave delegates the chance to:

– practice Goldmann tonometry, firstly on a demonstration eye then on each other,
– calibrate a Goldmann tonometer,
– perform a Van Herick angle assessment with a facilitator,
– and brush up on their indirect ophthalmoscopy using a model eye and choice of Volk lenses.

Organiser Rakesh Kapoor, Edgware Road optometrist partner and one of Specsavers’ Head of EOS, said both events had been very well received:

‘Some of these clinical techniques are not used frequently in practice, so delegates appreciated the opportunity to get some hands-on practice in a supportive atmosphere, with experienced facilitators and their peers. Delegates left feeling more confident and, while the majority were Specsavers practitioners, we also had some local independents who found the event useful and were clearly impressed with the effort Specsavers is making to upskill our optometrists in these enhanced services skills.’

Thank you once again for organising the glaucoma WOPEC course.

I just wanted to say the running of the course went extremely smoothly.

Good clear objectives and lots of new vital information was learned for the OSCE exam.

Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s great!

I just wanted to thank you for the training session today. It was really well organised and the leaders were very helpful. It was very useful to be reminded of how to do everything correctly.

Thanks for organising a great session today at London Wall. I learnt a great deal and was well set up with good facilitators.Delegate feedback

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