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Established in 2016, Optocoach has rapidly become a leading provider in high quality training courses specifically tailored for pre-registration optometrist and ophthalmology trainees.

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About Optocoach

Optocoach was first launched in July 2016 by Atique Rana. The primary objective was to provide help, support and guidance to pre-registration optometrists in preparation for the OSCE. Optocoach has since progressed in assisting trainees throughout the College of Optometrists’ scheme for registration and preparing ophthalmology trainees for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Refraction Certificate Exam.

Atique’s Story

Atique’s passion and drive to establish a mock OSCE circuit started during his own OSCE preparation prior to qualification as an optometrist. During OSCE preparation, he realised he was lacking the necessary guidance and support required. So, soon after completion, he set about devising his own course. He delivered his first one-to-one mock OSCE circuit in July 2016 which comprised 18 stations. The bespoke circuit was created for a friend who was on his fourth attempt at the OSCE. All stations, feedback sheets and scenarios were hand written and delivered at a local practice. Following this initial circuit, his friend was successful and the courses have evolved and developed ever since.

Atique understands the challenges many pre-registration optometrists encounter throughout their scheme for registration and has a genuine desire to see all trainees flourish and succeed. In addition to delivering pre-registration courses, Atique works as a locum optometrist within the North West area. He has mentored several pre-registration optometrists and has a sound understanding of the 75 General Optical Council (GOC) elements of competence. Atique has also completed the College of Optometrists' Common Final Assessment in Independent Prescribing.

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