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Dr Derek Dunstone is a Doctor of Optometry and has considerable experience teaching. His an Examiner and Assessor for the College of Optometrists and Examiner (Refraction Practical) for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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Private tutorials are also available — practical and theoretical tuition by appointment for optometrists and ophthalmologists.

Courses are held in private Practice in South Suffolk for Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other eye care practitioners. Courses can be tailor made and can be held at alternative locations or countries by arrangement. For example, a one week course in optics, refraction (including advanced retinoscopy techniques) and low vision service was held in Mater Dei Hospital, Malta 2011, 2016 & 2022. Please contact me for further information or to arrange possible dates.

You are most welcome to arrange individual tuition, which is available by appointment and can be provided via Zoom. I often provide individual tuition for those unable to attend face-to-face, or who want assistance in a specific area of refraction or optics, and this teaching is always found to be very useful by the delegates. The sessions can be tailored to your own requirements and my fee is £140 per hour. 

I have provided courses at least three times each year since September 2000. The course is held in my private practice in South Suffolk. Hadleigh is a historic market town, which has a good choice of accommodation and is situated 9 miles from Ipswich. For recommended local accommodation, travel information and map click here.

The object of the course is to teach the theory and practice of refraction and is of particular help for those studying for the refraction examinations of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists or Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. A detailed step-by-step guide on to how to successfully refract will be taught giving an enormous amount of tips, which will mean you can return to practice your refraction with much more confidence. Tuition will be provided into each of the RCOphth OSCE station subject areas. The course is suitable both for doctors just starting to refract, as well as those wishing to fine-tune their technique. Orthoptists, eye nurses and other medical specialities are also most welcome and have previously attended.

Further course information, including dates, fees and how to apply (and how to arrange individual refraction or optics tuition) can be found by clicking here.

Course Application form can be completed online or obtained from us by request.

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3 Queen Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5DZ Tel: 01473 823755