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All you need to know about eye disorders commonly seen in the community with guidance from our experienced lecturers. 
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Acquire the knowledge and skills in managing chronic eye disorders of ageing population.
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The course is suitable for retail optometrists with valid practicing certificate from the Optometrists & Opticians Board (OOB).
Course Information At A Glance
Course DateApril 2020
Class time 8:00am to 12:00pm. 2 days a week - Tue & Wed
Application Period 15 Dec 2019 - 28 Feb​ 2020
(Application Outcome: 27 Mar 2020

Course Fee For more info, please click here.
SkillsFuture Credit
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Quizzes, Projects, Continuous Assessments

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme , modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
What You Will Learn
You are required to complete 2 post-diploma certificates within a two-year validity period to be awarded the Specialist Diploma qualification.
Ocular Health

The PDC consist of 3 Modular Certs
1) Geriatric & Low Vision
This module examines the vision care for an aging population. Students will study the prevalence of age-related eye diseases in Singapore and other countries, and how they affect the function and quality of life of the elderly. Students will also gain skills in assessment of visual impairment and the prescription of low vision aids.
2) Ocular & Systemic Disease
This module builds upon students’ prior knowledge of ocular and systemic diseases. They will learn to effectively assess, detect, and manage ocular disorders in a community setting. Students will also learn and understand the relationship between common systemic diseases and patients’ overall well-being and ocular health.
3) Community Optometric Practice (ELP only)
This module allows students to integrate skills and knowledge acquired from the course according to the OJT blueprint checklist designed by the workplace in accordance to the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn framework. A workplace mentor will be assigned to facilitate the learning. A pass/fail grade will be accorded for its assessment conducted by the workplace mentors in consultation with School of Health Sciences, NP.

Community Optometric Practice

The PDC consist of 3 Modular Certs
1) Refractive Correction Strategies
This module covers the indications, assessments methods, and management strategies of different refractive correction options (such as specialised contact lenses and ophthalmic lenses, and refractive surgeries). Students will learn the advancements in materials and technology relating to the refractive correction options and their implementation.
2) Myopia and its Complications
This module examines the epidemiology, physiology, risk factors, measurements, corrections and clinical management of myopia. Students will learn strategies to control myopia and myopia-related ocular complications.
3) Clinical Practicum in Community Optometry
This module allows students to put their clinical skills into practice in a real-world setting and conduct eye examination on patients from different age groups in the community. The students will gain first-hand experience in prescribing optical corrections and managing ocular disorders.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

  • Have completed a Diploma in Optometry awarded by either Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Singapore Polytechnic (SP), or Parkway College.

  • Have completed pre-registration training and fully registered with OOB

  • Registered optometrists with valid practicing certificates recognised by Optometrists & Opticians   Board (OOB).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is not applicable for this course.

For more information about Recognition of Prior Learning, please click here.