why we need spectacles: an introduction to optics

This workshop is aimed at optical assistants and support staff who are new to the world of optics and want to be more understanding of the basics, such as refractive conditions, how the eye works and optical prescriptions.

Whether new to optics or just wanting a refresher, this workshop is aimed at ensuring you are confident and knowledgeable when interacting with patients and answering the common questions asked in practice.

Available dates

Please note that due to COVID-19 we are not currently running any face to face workshops.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how the eye works
  • Know what the different parts of the eye are and what they do
  • Understand the different refractive errors
  • Be able to interpret an optical prescription
  • Explain the different refractive conditions
  • Know the different lens options available
  • State the benefits of the different lens options
  • Learn about the different lens materials, coatings and additional processes
  • Gain an understanding of the different stages of an eye examination

Who should attend?

The workshop is suitable for all members of your practice, from receptionists, optical/dispensing assistants, HES department support staff, new members and exisiting staff who would like a refresher.

What is included?

Your investment includes a workshop booklet which is completed during the day and covers all aspects of the workshop, lunch, refreshements and all the necessary support materials are also provided.

What is the cost?

There is discount offered if you are a SightCare member:

SightCare members:  £235.00 plus VAT

Non SightCare members:  £300.00 plus VAT

To book your place on this workshop complete the application form by clicking the button below.

You will be invoiced by SightCare once your application has been received.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Sight Care.