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Optometry Skills

Discover Optometry Work Experience:

Looking for optometry work experience? Join us for an immersive opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals and gain practical skills in eye examinations, diagnostic tests interpretation, patient record analysis, and ocular health assessments. This hands-on experience is perfect for students aiming to pursue a career in optometry. Don't miss out on this distinctive opportunity!

  • Run by Optometrists
  • Gain Practical Optometry Skills
  • Certificate Provided
  • Trusted by 36 Schools & NHS

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Why book Optometry Work Experience?

With less than 10% of applicants receiving offers for optometry programmes, and 2024/5 expected to be highly competitive, especially for re-applicants, how can you stand out? When candidates share similar predicted grades, what makes you unique? Our 1-2 Week Central London Optometry Work Experience provides you with the chance to demonstrate not only your enthusiasm for optometry but also your ability to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

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Work Experience in 2 Minutes

1 & 2 Week Optometry Work Experience at UK Hospital

1Patient Care and Interaction
2Basic Optometric Procedures
3Ocular Diseases and Conditions
4UCAS
5Interview
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Patient care is key in optometry

We will iscuss the importance of patient interaction, communication skills, and bedside manner in optometry practice. Highlight scenarios where effective communication improves patient outcomes.

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Learn about basic optometric procedures

We will explain common optometric procedures such as visual acuity testing, refraction, tonometry, and slit-lamp examination. Discuss their significance in diagnosing and managing various eye conditions.

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Discover eye diseases and treatments

We will provide an overview of common ocular diseases and conditions encountered in optometric practice, including glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Discuss symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

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UCAS Application

We will share valuable tips on making your UCAS application stand out by writing a stellar personal statement and what you should focus on to boost your application.

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MMI & Interview

We will assist you in preparing for your Veterinary School Interview by conducting a live MMI circuit and providing valuable tips and techniques.

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My experience with Medic Mind's optometry work experience programme was truly enlightening. The hands-on opportunities provided me with invaluable insights into the field, allowing me to witness firsthand the intricate procedures and patient interactions involved in optometry practice.

Emma T

Optometry Applicant (18)

The Plan for
Week 1

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We offer both 1-week and 2-week programmes designed to provide hands-on experience in optometry. Led by practising optometrists, you'll acquire valuable skills such as suturing and X-ray interpretation. Our immersive curriculum ensures a diverse and extensive learning experience, setting you apart from other optometry school applicants. With a focus on securing your admission to optometry school, our packed schedule maximises your preparation.

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Overview of Optometry: History, Scope, and Importance

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-Delve into Optometry: Uncover its historical roots and evolution into a dedicated field of eye care

-Scope Exploration: Discover the multifaceted realm of optometry, spanning refraction, disease diagnosis, and lens prescription

-Impact Assessment: Witness firsthand the crucial role of optometry in public health, from promoting eye wellness to early issue detection and overall well-being enhancement

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D2
Basic Optometric Examination Techniques

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-Technique Focus: Master fundamental optometric examination methods essential for eye health assessment

-Hands-on Learning: Engage in practical sessions to develop proficiency in basic examination techniques

-Diagnostic Proficiency: Gain valuable skills in conducting initial assessments crucial for identifying visual impairments and eye conditions

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UCAS

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- Tips on UCAS application

- writing an outstanding personal statement

- how to reflect on work experience

- extra-curricular activities to make you stand out

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Interviews

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- In person interview circuit

- Dos and Dont's of Interviews

- Coaching from Doctors on Panels

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Professional Development

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- Continuous Learning and Skill Enhancement

- Career Advancement Opportunities

- Networking and Building Professional Relationships

- Staying Updated with Industry Trends and Developments

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The Plan for
Week 2

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The majority of our participants opt for an extended second week to amplify their learning potential. Throughout this additional week, you'll delve deeper into the intricacies of optometry, expanding your existing knowledge base and immersing yourself further in practical experiences. With a heightened emphasis on hands-on learning, you'll have the opportunity to assume the role of a junior optometrist, refining your skills and gaining invaluable real-world experience in the field.

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D1
Introduction to Refraction and Visual Acuity Testing

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-Refraction Insights: Gain an introductory understanding of refraction, a cornerstone of vision correction

-Visual Acuity Unveiled: Explore the basics of visual acuity testing, essential for assessing sharpness and clarity of vision

-Practical Application: Participate in hands-on sessions to grasp the fundamentals of conducting refraction and visual acuity tests effectively

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Principles of Optical Dispensing

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-Dispensing Basics: Dive into the fundamental principles of optical dispensing, essential for providing corrective eyewear

-Lens Lore: Explore the intricacies of lens types, prescriptions, and fitting techniques

-Hands-On Experience: Engage in practical workshops to master the art of optical dispensing, ensuring precise and comfortable eyewear for patients

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Patient Care and Management in Optometry

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-Holistic Care: Learn to conduct thorough assessments and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs

-Empowerment through Education: Acquire skills in educating patients about their eye health, treatment options, and preventive measures

-Effective Communication: Master the art of compassionate communication to build trust, address concerns, and ensure patients feel heard and supported throughout their eye care journey

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Interview & UCAS 2

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You will get taught further tips and techniques on the interview and will take part in a 2nd interview circuit with a new set of stations and topics from last week.

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Ethics and Professionalism in Optometric Practice

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-Ethical Standards: Understand and uphold the ethical principles that guide optometric practice, ensuring integrity, honesty, and respect for patient autonomy

-Professional Conduct: Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of optometric care, including maintaining confidentiality, adhering to professional boundaries, and prioritizing patient welfare

-Continuous Learning: Commit to lifelong learning and professional development, staying updated on advancements in optometry and refining skills to provide optimal patient care

Accommodation
Available

  • Accommodation
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You have the option of adding on our accommodation located in Central London at UCL University Halls (Euston) with 24 hour security and CCTV which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner included. For those staying 2 weeks we provide 13 nights stay.

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Safety is our main
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Students will be supported 24/7 with on-site Medic Mind staff who are safeguarding and first-ained trained and have enhanced DBS checks.

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We cater for all
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Warm breakfast, packed lunch and hot dinner will be provided with our accommodation option at our UCL halls.

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Our students love us, but don’t
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Our Reviews

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Aisha K

Feb 2023

My experience with Medic Mind's Optometry work experience was exceptional. The programme provided a comprehensive insight into the field, allowing me to shadow experienced optometrists and understand the day-to-day operations of a clinic. The mentors were incredibly knowledgeable and supportive, answering all my queries and providing valuable advice for my future career in Optometry

Priya G

Jan 2022

Participating in Medic Mind's Optometry work experience was truly enlightening. I gained hands-on experience in conducting eye examinations, learned about various eye conditions, and observed how optometrists interact with patients. The programme was well-organised, and the mentors were passionate about teaching, making it a highly rewarding experience.

Malik J

Oct 2022

Medic Mind's Optometry work experience exceeded my expectations. I had the opportunity to observe different specialties within Optometry, including contact lens fitting and pediatric optometry. The mentors fostered a supportive learning environment, allowing me to ask questions and participate actively in clinical activities. Overall, it was an invaluable experience that solidified my interest in pursuing a career in Optometry.

Jamal A

Oct 2022

I highly recommend Medic Mind's Optometry work experience to anyone interested in the field. The program provided a comprehensive overview of Optometry practice, from basic eye examinations to advanced diagnostic techniques. The mentors were engaging and encouraging, offering valuable insights into the profession and guidance on academic and career pathways.

Fatima A

June 2020

My time with Medic Mind's Optometry work experience was enriching and insightful. I had the opportunity to shadow experienced optometrists in both clinical and retail settings, gaining exposure to a wide range of patient cases and treatment approaches. The mentors were approachable and supportive, offering guidance on how to excel in the field of Optometry. Overall, it was a valuable experience that confirmed my passion for Optometry.

Alejandro M

June 2022

Medic Mind's Optometry work experience provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the field and its various specialties. I had the opportunity to shadow optometrists in diverse clinical settings, including hospitals and private practices, which gave me a holistic view of Optometry practice. The mentors were knowledgeable and passionate about teaching, making the experience both educational and enjoyable."

Mei C

June 2022

My experience with Medic Mind's Optometry work experience was incredibly rewarding. The programme exposed me to the multifaceted nature of Optometry practice, from routine eye examinations to specialised treatments for conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. The mentors were supportive and engaging, offering valuable insights into the challenges and rewards of a career in Optometry.

Tariq A

July 2022

Participating in Medic Mind's Optometry work experience was a highlight of my academic journey. I had the opportunity to observe real-life patient consultations, learn about the diagnostic tools and techniques used in Optometry, and gain practical experience in conducting eye tests. The mentors were passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences, making the program both educational and inspiring.

Leila N

July 2022

My experience with Medic Mind's Optometry work experience was nothing short of fantastic. From the moment I stepped into the clinic, I was greeted with warmth and enthusiasm by both the staff and mentors. Throughout the programme, I had the chance to observe a wide range of eye examinations, gaining insight into the intricacies of diagnosing and treating various visual conditions.

Sanaa R

July 2022

Medic Mind's Optometry work experience provided me with a unique opportunity to explore my interest in Optometry and gain firsthand experience in the field. I shadowed experienced optometrists, participated in clinical activities, and learned about the various career pathways available in Optometry. The mentors were supportive and encouraging, offering valuable guidance on how to succeed in this dynamic and rewarding profession.

Why Choose Our Optometry Summer School 2024?

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  • Led by Optometrists
  • Accomodation + Food Available
  • Trusted by Schools & NHS
  • Central London Location
  • Certificates Provided
  • Safeguarding Team 24/7
  • Flexible Payments
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Optiometry Work Experience 2024 Packages

If you need any help deciding, feel free to give us a call on 020 3305 9593 or email us on [email protected]. If you are considering one of the tutoring packages, we are happy to offer a 30 minute 1-1 trial lesson via Zoom, so you can see first hand the value of 1-1 mentoring.

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  • 3 Days at Opticians
  • 1 Day of UCAS
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