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Australian College of Optometry Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses

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The Australian College of Optometry (ACO) is pleased to announce that enrolments are now open for the Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses (ACO-CACL). This newly launched post graduate level course provides optometrists across Australia and New Zealand an opportunity to comprehensive higher level study through self-paced learning supported by online lectures, e-learning materials, demonstration videos and on-line discussion forums. 
 
An expert team of presenters from across Australia and the UK will deliver a range of topics including current information on soft and hard lenses, lens fitting and special lenses. Presenters include Prof James Wolffsohn, Ass Prof Richard Vojlay, Jessica Chi (National President CCLS of Australia), Dr Adrian Bruce (ACO Lead Optometrist Contact Lens) and more. 
 
Offering a flexible, remote learning syllabus the certificate will feature a practical local clinical experience placement within Australia and/or New Zealand. Optometrists from across Australia will be able to study at their own pace and complete it within the recommended four to six month time frame. 
 
Jolanda de Jong, General Manager of Professional Development commented: 
 
“In-depth study is a great opportunity for optometrists who have a real interest in a particular area to gain an extensive understanding in their field of expertise. It clearly demonstrates to patients that their optometrist has been motivated to undertake study and is up to date with current best practice and knowledge. This will give them confidence that they are receiving the best care available.” 
 
Graduates will receive post-nominals upon completion of the full course and it is accredited for 48 Australian CPD points (including 8 therapeutic points). 
 
For course information view the Australian College of Optometry website or contact cpd@aco.org.au (ph) 03 9349 7477. 
 

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