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Testimonials from attendees at Refraction and Optics for Ophthalmologists courses

"Derek brims with energy and is very approachable. Well organised course". Dr Nima Ghadiri, Feb 2017

"Derek is such an enthusiatic teacher and explains refraction in a very clear way. He has given me a strong foundation to build upon and I would highly recommend this course." Dr Masara Laginaf, Jan 2016

"Excellent course any budding ophthalmologist should attend. Stimulating, insightful & rewarding." Dr Michael Lai, Jan 2016

"Very pleasant course, worth the cost and travel, probably takes a lot more practice for a novice to become proficient but enough to help immensly to pass the exam." Dr Chistos Tryfonides, Jan 2016

"Great course, I learned more than I expected, in an environment filled with joy and enthusiam. Thanks Dr Dunstone." Dr Sanoor Mahmood, Jan 2016

"Great course, Derek very enthusiatic, would extremely recommend to anyone preparing for refraction exams." Dr E Agorogiannis, Oct 2015

"Loved the course and the enormous enthusiasm of Dr Dunstone - would definitely recommend". Dr S Singh deol, Oct 2015

"Well taught course of a (usually) poorly taught subject." Dr Natalee James, Oct 2015

"Enthusiastic and enjoyable to learn from such a commited tutor" Dr Laura Maubon, April 2015

" Very productive session, good systematic approach given. Fell confident to use lessons taught to refract in practice." Dr Chinedu Igwe, April 2015

"A really enjoyable refraction course with personalised hands-on teaching. Derek's enthusiatic approach helped tremendously in improving my knowledge of a tricky subject." Dr Rahul Dwivedi, Oct 2014

"I am going away with much better understanding than when I arrived, so that is success in my book." Darren McAteer, March 2014

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I was very impressed with the lecturers enthusiasm and insightful presentation of optics principles." Cherrie-Ann Matis, Nov 2013

"Very thorough introduction to clinical refraction - Derek's experience and enthusiasm made this an enjoyable course. I was recommended this course by a senior colleague and will recommend this to others." Jonathon Kirk, Nov 2013

"Very well organised course and excellent value for money. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a good overview of basic refraction skills." Sarah Azzopardi, Nov 2013

"Thanks for a very helpful course. Highly recommended". Miles Parnell, June 2013

"Excellent coursewhich catered well to all baseline abilities. Very non-judgemental instructor and assistant. Perfect group size. Yummy cake!". Anindita "Rimi" Choudhury, June 2013

"You are very enthusiastic about refraction and teaching and this comes accross in how you deliver your lectures. Learnt a lot and now much more confident to try and refract. Thanks!" Sejal Morjaria (Orthoptist), June 2013

"Excellent course with a very enthusiastic teacher. Thank you so much>" Adele Kincaid (Orthoptist), June 2013

"Very beneficial course. Now looking forward to refract more confidently." Nardine Menassa, March 2013

"A lot of one-on-one tuition and advice - very useful. Tailored appropriately to my level as a refracting novice." Stephen Stewart, March 2013

"I like that the course is limited to a small number of delegates which gives each individual quality time at each station". Ruth Chen, March 2013

"Excellent course, would definitely recommend Derek's enthusiatic approach to refraction!" Dr Marcus Posner Nov 2012

"Very comprehensive introduction to clinical refraction and content of refraction certificate. Excellent personalised teaching due to small size of cohort on the course." Dr Rebecca Davie, Nov 2012

"Very enjoyable and accessible.....Excellent and helpful manner, has given me the confidence and skills to be in with a good chance at passing". Dr Muhammed Memon, June 2012

"Good course to start off my understanding of refraction especially for a candidate preparing for the refraction Certificate". Dr Damien Yeo, June 2012

"I actually understood optics a lot more than I would have thought.... most enjoyable" Dr Gharda Al-Khateeb

" I knew little - I know much more! And actually may put money down for the exam this year now instead of waiting until next year! Great for increasing confidence." Dr Jocelyn Cherry

"Excellent course- really enjoyed the weekend. This is a very good introduction to practical refraction delivered by a very friendly and experienced team of opticians. I would strongly recommend this course to any trainee preparing for the RCOphth refraction Certificate." Robert Barry Sept 2011

"Excellent summary of practical refraction and optics! Very good presentation with enthusiastic and engaging manner. Another practical session would be useful to consolidate some of the princilples but otherwise great refresher for exam! Also very much enjoyed Sally's cakes!" Sarith Makuloluwe, June 2011

"An excellent introduction to refraction theory and practice, particularly for anyone who has little experience in refraction". Neda Minakaran, Feb 2011

"Excellent course, good value for money, very keen and pleasant teacher" Peter Cikatricis, Feb 2011

"Very systematic approach to learn refraction. Really helped build up my confidence for future exam as well as clinical practice." Shweta Singh, September 2010

"Comprehensive. Very useful insight, gives various pitfalls." Cindy Chia, September 2010

"Excellent course. Very informal, friendly and taught in a pleasant atmoshere that encourages interactive learning." Gustavo Fleveiredo, Sept 2010

"Very comprehensive. Fantastic preparation for exams. Learnt a lot that I never could have just by reading books. Friendly and supportive." Luke Nicholson May 2010

"I would highly recommend this course. Derek Dunstone is an extremely skilled teacher with lots of invaluable advice for those just starting to refract or for those already quite experienced". Andrea Ryan

".... thank you for the excellent tuition on your course at the beginning of January. I think that the main thing I gained from the course was the development of a reliable system for refracting, developed through all your useful tips, that would stand me in good stead for whatever was thrown at me in the exam. " Dr Oliver Comyn

"Excellent tips and practice in clinical refraction with a good overview of optics and use of instruments." Dr Arun Moreira

"Excellent introduction that I feel will serve me well as I gain clinical experience- thank you" Dr Ben Drew

"I did the course with you nine months after starting in ophthalmology and passed my part 2 at the first attempt. I had not done any refraction prior to the course and felt it was a very good introduction to both the optics of refraction and actual practical refraction. I also thoroughly enjoyed the course." Clare Kelliher MRCOphth

"Thank you for providing clarity on a potentially confusing subject. Lots of practical tips given. Well worth attending." Shivani Kasbekar

"Excellent course with fantastic refraction teaching. I feel much more confident with refraction now." Sonali Nagenoran

Atter passing refraction examination, "I couldn't have done it without your course. I have already recommended colleagues to get on your course. Keep up the excellent work!" Dr Stephanie Tiew, May 2014.