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Key details

Attendance Part-time
Duration 7 months
Code YDB03606X
Awarding Body ABDO
Level
Start Date 21/09/2022

Course overview

Talk to the tutor before you apply, email information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk to book a 1-2-1 call.

This challenging and comprehensive course is aimed at General Optical Council registered Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians and Optometrists who have a specialist interest in working with patients who are visually impaired. The course will fully prepare you to take the ABDO Practice and Pathology, Low Vision Optics theory papers and the ABDO Low Vision Honours practical assessment.

Whilst studying the Low Vision Honours course students should be working in practice and developing the appropriate level of experience in the assessment of patients with Low Vision. The opportunity to work within a rehabilitation centre would greatly enhance your experience and contribute to your development in this specialist area as well as supporting you in gaining ten case records that demonstrate competence in conducting Low Vision Assessments.

The course has links with industry and speakers from such companies as Associated Optical to support your learning.

The course is approved by ABDO and upon successful completion students are entitled to use the suffix FBDO (Hons) LVA.

The course is led by Robin Rohu PGDE FBDO CL Prof Cert LV FHEA

What you'll study

You will study the course by attending regular online tutorials using Microsoft Teams and Moodle as the primary methods of delivering content.

  • Low Vision Optics (Level 6)
  • Low Vision Practice and pathology (Level 6)
  • Low Vision Practical Workshop (Level 6)
  • You will study the course by attending regular online tutorials using Microsoft Teams and Moodle as the primary methods of delivering content.

    • Low Vision Optics (Level 6)
    • Low Vision Practice and pathology (Level 6)
    • Low Vision Practical Workshop (Level 6)

Assessment

This course prepares you to take the ABDO Low Vision Honours examinations.

You will be required to take both the theory and the practical examinations set by ABDO in Birmingham, where extra fees are payable

Entry requirements

You need to be a qualified Dispensing Optician and be FBDO and GOC registered.

Work experience

The Low Vision Honours requires students to be in employment with a GOC registered Optical Practice.

Careers and skills

Career Opportunities

Many further career opportunities become available as a Low Vision Optician including • Specialising in complex cases within a hospital setting. • Performing commissioned Adult Low Vision appointments in a high street setting (subject to those services being commissioned in your local area). • Performing private Low Vision appointments in a high street setting.

Career Opportunities

Many further career opportunities become available as a Low Vision Optician including • Specialising in complex cases within a hospital setting. • Performing commissioned Adult Low Vision appointments in a high street setting (subject to those services being commissioned in your local area). • Performing private Low Vision appointments in a high street setting.

Tuition fees

ABDO full membership Registration

GOC Full membership Registration

In addition to this, there are 3 professional exams (2 theory and 1 practical) which need to be successfully completed for you to attain the Low Vision Honours qualification.

The cost of the Low Vision Honours course is £2000

For further information please contact Robin Rohu at r.rohu@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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