Ophthalmic dispensing to optometryWatch
I am currently studying the DO course. I've achieved around 80% average year 1 and 75% average 2nd year. Nearly all except 1 module i got 65% above in. Due to covid assessments and teaching have been affected.
I did not do well at A level so moved onto this course but i was wanting to do optom after. i know you need a 2:1 to do the degree after or a conversion course after you have worked 2 years as A DO.
But as i am doing great in this course i was wondering if its possible to just transfer to optom year 1 and save myself a year at uni.
has anyone done this before or know what unis may let me do this
Hi you are better to apply now directly to first year Optom ASAP, as you are a third year DO student. Don’t bother doing your PQE’s and FQE’s as qualified DO’s aren’t treated any differently unless you want to do the conversion course with Bradford which btw is 20k, that’s right. £20,000.00 and when you apply post two year qualification they sometimes will tell you to do the CLO course with ABDO College if they have a high amount of applicants that year. My honest opinion is GO FOR OPTOM ASAP and with a high 2:1 / First you’ll definitely get in through the normal route.
Also forgot to mention EVERY uni that offers Optom will take you on given your grades in DO but the best one to apply to for an easy entry are the new uni’s that have started to offer Optom like Bristol UWE or Plymouth. If you don’t mind sharing, which uni are you studying DO? Is it ARU?
And yes id rather do the optometry bsc thn conversion because itll take me less time and i havnt done pqes and stuff yet plus because of covid there delays n limits to how many can do them so id probably leave them till end of 3rd year so woulsnt do them