Module Overview

Contact Lens Practice 3

This module continues specialist contact lens practice following the theoretical and clinical practical work from

the Year 3 Contact Lens Practice 2 module. Students will develop specific problem-solving strategies and develop problem specific examination techniques, reinforcing and refining clinical skills developed in the Contact Lens Practice 2 module.

The aim of this module is to develop further contact lens patient care and to continue to develop specialist contact lens clinical skills in a primary health care setting.

Module Code

OPTO 4811

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change
  • contact lens patient care
  • pre-fitting evaluation, contact lens fitting and aftercare
  • decision making in specialist contact lens practice
  • differential diagnosis of contact lens related complications
  • case management and treatment plans
  • contact lens dispensing
  • problem solving in contact lens practice
  • intra- and inter-professional communication and referral

    The CORU Standards of Proficiency for Optometrists are covered, wholly or in part, in this module within the following domains 1. Professional Autonomy and Accountability, 2. Communication Collaborative Practice and Teamworking, 3. Safety and Quality, 4. Professional Development and 5. Professional Knowledge and Skills.

Contact lens clinical practice under supervision of qualified and registered optometrists. Clinical practice areas will be supported by tutorials with emphasis placed on case management and problem solving, differential diagnoses, all with reference to current and developing clinical management strategies.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination40
Other Assessment(s)60