The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) will run its popular Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (ACO-CACL) course this year, commencing 2 July. The six month online course offers optometrists the chance to increase their understanding and capacities as practitioners in a flexible, supportive environment.
Speaking of the course, Dr Adrian Bruce, lecturer and lead optometrist, contact lens clinical services (ACO) said, “The most dynamic areas of contact lens practice are probably mini-scleral lenses and orthokeratology for children. We have great presentations on these two areas. Current corneal assessment technology, such as Pentacam, Orbscan and anterior optical coherence tomography (OCT), are also reviewed, as well as getting more out of topography.”
The six month online course offers optometrists the chance to increase their understanding and capacities… in a flexible, supportive environment
Throughout the six month certificate, CACL students will study a range of topics, including current information on soft and rigid lenses, lens fitting and special lenses. Expert lectures from Professor James Wolffsohn, Richard Vojlay and Jessica Chi, among others, ensure the course is at the leading edge of contact lens knowledge.
Past ACO-CACL students have found the flexible learning style of the online course well-suited to their professional lives, as they could study and upskill at their own pace. All course materials can be accessed online and range from lectures by an expert team of presenters from across Australia and the UK, to the latest techniques and information via the rigorous syllabus and learning materials.
Past candidates from all states of Australia, as well as New Zealand and beyond, have found that the online lectures and assessments, and the local clinical placements are convenient for course participation.
Graduates receive post-nominals upon completion of the full course. It is accredited for 48 Australian CPD points (including 8T points), and 7CD and 28G in New Zealand.
Applications are now open for the 2019 certificate course. Visit: www.aco.org.au/professional-development/certificate-inadvanced-contact-lenses or contact: [email protected], (AUS) 03 9349 7477.