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You Vs The TCFA: IP Online Revision Session [Thurs 16th Nov 2023] [8pm-9pm]


[All entry fees from this session are donated to causes and projects lead by NGO ‘Light Without Borders’]

Are you on the pathway to becoming an IP Qualified Optometrist and would like to supplement your learning? Are you sitting the Therapeutics Common FInal Assessment (TCFA) and not sure what to expect? Allow us to present a walk-through of the TestReach exam format, followed by a Mock exercise that involves 3 Case Scenarios, each unravelling as the scenario progresses. As this is an interactive session, discussion is encouraged and the session will conclude with a Q&A session.

Please join us on Thursday November 16th at 8pm hosted by:

Karmelo Modina BSc (Hons) MCOptom MBCLA Prof Cert Med Ret DipTP (IP) and

Dr. Keyur Patel BSc(Hons) O.D. DipTP(IP) DipGlauc DipSpV FAAO FCOptom FBCLA

Our nominated beneficiary:

True to the Out Of The Box Optics philanthropic pledge, this educational event is in support of a Charity, NGO, project or cause. Our nominated beneficiary is NGO Light Without Borders who provide free optometric and ophthalmic services to refugee communites in Greece and collaborate closely with larger Charities, including Doctors without Borders (MSF) to provide free surgeries and ocular treatment.


Date: Thursday 16th November 2023 @ 8pm

Location: Online. Zoom details will be sent within a week of the session.

Presenter(s): Karmelo Modina and Dr. Keyur Patel

Format: Around 45 mins of presentation, followed by an open Q&A session.

About the presenters:

Karmelo Modina is an Independent Prescribing Optometrist and Clinical director of The Eyes On Broadway in London. He has a special interest in therapeutics and emergency eye care and his Optometry practices offer Myopia management, Ortho-Keratology, Scleral contact lens fitting and Blepharitis treatment. In addition to community optometry, Karmelo oversees patients pre and post-operatively within the Western Eye Hospital Cataract service and holds an associate lecturer position at Anglia Ruskin University. Karmelo has natural mentorship qualities and is driven to support early-career Optometrists in their professional aspirations and help to fulfil their potential.

Dr Keyur Patel is an award winning optometrist and clinical director at Tompkins Knight and Son Optometrists, with special interests in therapeutics, dry eye, sports vision and contact lenses, as well as continuing regular glaucoma days in a community clinic. Keyur graduated from City University in 1999, and after five years in practice ventured to the US, where he completed the accelerated OD program at the New England College of Optometry (NECO), Boston. After completing a residency in community health, he returned to the UK and subsequently completed diplomas in therapeutics, glaucoma and sports vision. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometrists, College of Optometrists and the British Contact Lens Association.

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