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Ophthalmic Dispensing Foundation Degree FdA

Canterbury Christ Church University

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UCAS CODE: B501

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    ABDO College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Overview

This course is specifically designed for people already employed as trainee Dispensing Opticians.

This Ophthalmic Dispensing course, based at ABDO College, equips optical practice support staff with the skills they need to be effective, reflective practitioners in the modern practice.

On successful completion of the two year Foundation Degree Ophthalmic Dispensing you can progress directly onto the BSc (Hons) (year 3).

Why study Ophthalmic Dispensing?

Dispensing Opticians need to be able to interpret prescriptions (as issued by an optometrist or opthalmologist) to correct a refractive error of sight abnormality and use this information to advise patients on spectacles or contact lenses to improve their vision.

Based on their extensive practical skills, combined with applied technical and product knowledge, a Dispensing Optician will recommend the use of specific frame types, lens forms, tints, coatings etc, taking into account the patient's anatomical features to ensure a comfortable fit. It's also important that the patient is happy with the way their spectacles look, and that they fit their lifestyle needs. Dispensing Opticians therefore need excellent communication skills to work with their patients during consultations.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Canterbury Christ Church University

  • University League Table

    125th

  • Campus address

    Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU, England

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