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Optical assistant exams at the NRC

Students came from as far afield as Ireland and Scotland to sit exams for optical assistants last week. Over two days 20 people took a workshop to prepare, followed by practical exams. They were thoroughly tested on:

  • focimetry of bifocal and progressive lenses
  • spectacle adjustments and repairs
  • lens identification
  • a prescription discussion viva

They also sat three online exams:

  • provision of spectacles and contact lenses
  • optics, the eye and ocular supplements
  • clinical support and management

It was great to see such enthusiastic, committed students and we are sure their careers will flourish.

  • ABDO College, in Godmersham, Kent, is the only UK college devoted solely to the teaching of the theoretical and practical aspects of ophthalmic dispensing and related specialist areas. For more information, see ABDO College courses.