Clinical workshops

Enhance your skills through hands on learning in a small group environment. The ACO Clinical Workshops are a great way to grain or refine your practical skills in a range of topics, learning from subject matter experts. Workshops are conducted over a half or full day and additional CPD points can be obtained by completing an assessment activity.

Orthokeratology

Dr Adrian Bruce & Dr Andrew Huhtanen

With myopia forecasted to grow to epidemic levels globally by 2050, more optometrists are choosing to upskill in orthokeratology to address a growing demand for myopia control.  Two experts will guide workshop attendees in every step of how to fit these specialist lenses through a mix of lectures and practical, hands on experience. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues.

Date: Saturday 4 July 2020
9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Australian College of Optometry
374 Cardigan St Carlton
Cost: ACO members:  $429
Non-members:   $693
Register: Coming soon
CPD: TBC

Binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, pre-corneal fundus lens evaluation, scleral indentation and contact fundus lens examination

Speaker to be announced

This workshop will provide you with hands on practice in binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, scleral indentation, pre-corneal fundus lens examination and contact fundus lens evaluation, with educators available to assist candidates in becoming acquainted with a complete range of instruments and lenses.

Date: Saturday 22 August 2020
9:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Australian College of Optometry
374 Cardigan St Carlton
Cost: ACO members:   $329
Non-members:    $480
Register: Coming soon
CPD: TBC

Gonioscopy and other glaucoma assessment techniques

Dr Lei Liu

This workshop is ideal for optometrists who need a refresher on gonioscopy or would like to learn the fundamentals of gonioscopy, or for those clinicians who wish to practice the technique with guidance from leading experts. The workshop is comprehensive, including the opportunity to use of a variety of gonioscopic lenses, learning optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the anterior segment and the technique and interpretation of pachymetry.

Date: Saturday 22 August 2020
1:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Australian College of Optometry
374 Cardigan St Carlton
Cost: ACO members:   $329
Non-members:    $480
Register: Coming soon
CPD: TBC