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Subject Areas: Vision Science – Ophthalmic Dispensing
Peter Black MBA FBDO FEAOO is a registered dispensing optician and senior lecturer in vision science / ophthalmic dispensing. He is a practical examiner, assessor and Past President of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians and a member of a the statutory Registration Committee of the General Optical Council. He is Vice Chair of the Joint Optical Committee to Europe, representing the UK at the European Council of Optometry and Optics, and in May 2017 was awarded fellowship of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics. Peter’s background is from industry. He spent two years in Professional Service as head of Dispensing Standards for Boots Opticians, and prior to that over 25 years at regional chain Conlons Opticians where as Development Director he had overall responsibility for continuing education and training.
Dispensing Optics. Regular column since April 2013 Black Arts
Dispensing Optics. CET Series of 4 articles 2018-19 Infection Control in Optometric Practice
Optician. Regular contributor of articles and conference reports since 2014.
Optometry Today. CET Series. Practical Dispensing.
Authored / presented 100+ Continuing Education and Training Sessions in current CET cycle including:
Royal Society of Medicine (Primary Care Update). Saving Sight, Supporting Sight Loss. September 2018
Seeing Beyond the Eyes. Saving Sight, Supporting Sight Loss. Venues nationwide. April 2018 – Feb 2019
Optrafair. Infection Control in Optometric Practice. April 2018
Specsavers MiniPAC. Paediatric Dispensing Discussion Workshop. 10 dates Mar-May 2018.
100% Optical. Modern Lenses. A Problem-Solving Workshop. February 2018
Eyecare. Rimless Skills Workshop. January 2018
European Academy of Optometry and Optics. Everyday Eye Conditions Peer Discussion. May 2017
Currently involved with Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET roadshow aiming to put low vision higher on the agenda.
Module lead for Module VS0001 (Introduction to Ophthalmic Dispensing and Optometric Practice) and VS0002 (Further Ophthalmic Dispensing and Contact Lenses). Also teach on Module VS0003 (Advanced Ophthalmic Dispensing and Ocular Abnormalities) and VS0004 and VS0005 as required.