What is Stage Two?

The Stage Two direct observation is divided into two parts.

  • A direct observation assessment (DO), made up of an eye examination and soft contact lens aftercare and fitting, assessed face-to-face by an assessor. The direct observation takes place in your workplace.
  • An assessment of 13 overarching competencies (OA), assessed remotely.

The two parts of the assessment do not have to take place on the same day, or be assessed by the same assessor.