This qualification has been developed for staff who work in optical practice who carryout screening. It will develop your knowledge of the principles of optical screening equipment and processes for tonometry, auto refraction, visual fields, fundus photography and OCT; also, you will understand conditions that may require emergency treatment.
This is a one-unit qualification and in order to pass you will be required to pass a written examination. The course starts with a one-day workshop usually held at Aston University in Birmingham.
WCSM courses have been designed to help you progress on the optical career ladder. Therefore, you may find that if you have already studied this qualification it will count towards credits of the Level 2 Optical Support Qualification. This qualification is also relevant if you wish to achieve the Level 3 in Optical Support.