Keeler recently hosted forty optometry students from Bradford University at its headquarters in Windsor.
Keeler is the only ophthalmic instrument manufacturer in the UK to offer students the opportunity to tour the factory and learn how ophthalmoscopes are made – the company also gives students the chance to learn how to make their own ophthalmoscope! In-depth knowledge about the manufacture and operation of these products helps equip students with the practical side of diagnostic care, allowing them to implement eye care with confidence.
Attending students included those on the first, second and third years of Bradford’s undergraduate Optometry BSc Hons programme. Across all UK universities, Bradford’s School of Optometry and Vision Science has the highest proportion of registered optometrists amongst its staff, and its optometry courses have been given a 93% overall satisfaction by students in the National Student Survey.
Keeler’s Laura Haverley, who hosted the students, said of the day: “It was a real privilege to meet with future optometrists and host them here in Windsor. We had a great day and I hope the students left with valuable knowledge that will help them with their course and future career.”