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    Wave Canadian IGOEE Study Group

    Hi everyone!

    Any internationally trained optometrists or ophthalmologists here planning to take the Internationally Graduated Optometrists Evaluating Exam of Touchstone Institute next year?

    I am looking for a study group to join in Toronto.

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    Me 2 also looking for it...!!!!!

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    Hi Im in

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    Some years ago an Optometrist from India took our 6-month BC College of Optics opticianry program just before she sat for her University of Waterloo bridging exams, available back then.

    She passed and then wrote to us to say how happy she was that took our program, because of the Geometric Optics formulas that were covered... Vergence, Principal Planes, etc. and she wouldn’t have passed without knowledge of these.

    She said there was a very heavy emphasis on Geometric Optics, so I suggest your Study Group include this material in your exam review. Good luck!

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    IGOEE Exam

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramina View Post
    Hi Im in
    Hi anyone going to take the exam after 10 days

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    Please does anyone have a link to a study group for IGOEE or even a private Tutor. I am desperate. I would love to prepare for the exams in the best way possible. PLEASE HELP.

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    Do you still have the study group? I am planning to take the exam next year. Study group would help a lot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramina View Post
    Hi Im in

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    Hi Ramina... how was the exam. Do you know anyone who would like to join our study group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarterCarter861 View Post
    Please does anyone have a link to a study group for IGOEE or even a private Tutor. I am desperate. I would love to prepare for the exams in the best way possible. PLEASE HELP.
    I have a solution. Take our 6-month BC College of Optics OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS FITTER program this starting September 9th, 2019 in Vancouver, BC and learn Geometric Optics to get ready for this exam. See our school website www.bccollegeofoptics.ca Your school never emphasized this particular topic in your optometry program and it will show at exam time.

    Full Disclosure: I am CEO and Founder of 36-year old BC College of Optics, and I approve of this ad.

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    Study Group...

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    Me 2 also looking for it...!!!!!


    Hi Vikhram. We are forming a study group.. send me a message if you are interested...

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    Did anyone get email from forac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuti View Post
    Do you still have the study group? I am planning to take the exam next year. Study group would help a lot.
    ‘Is the study group still ongoing? How do I join please? I would be attempting igoee next year

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    I am interested! How do I join?

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    Hi everyone! I think there are people in this thread that already formed a group. You can message these people and see if they accept more people.

    I formed this thread last year and I did not get any reply for more than 6 months, that is why I stopped checking anymore. And now, I was surprised to see that they are a quite a lot of eyecare professionals who planned or is planning to challenge the IGOEE.

    Anyone here who took the evaluating exam two months ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by opt-hay View Post
    Hi everyone! I think there are people in this thread that already formed a group. You can message these people and see if they accept more people.

    I formed this thread last year and I did not get any reply for more than 6 months, that is why I stopped checking anymore. And now, I was surprised to see that they are a quite a lot of eyecare professionals who planned or is planning to challenge the IGOEE.

    Anyone here who took the evaluating exam two months ago?
    Thanks Optihay! Still waiting for a reply from anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmorse View Post
    I have a solution. Take our 6-month BC College of Optics OPTICIAN/CONTACT LENS FITTER program this starting September 9th, 2019 in Vancouver, BC and learn Geometric Optics to get ready for this exam. See our school website www.bccollegeofoptics.ca Your school never emphasized this particular topic in your optometry program and it will show at exam time.

    Full Disclosure: I am CEO and Founder of 36-year old BC College of Optics, and I approve of this ad.
    Hi there
    Can you give more details pls because i think many of applicants might be interested. Firstly, do u prepare us for sitting igoee as a whole or its just about geopmetric optics.
    Second, how much are the costs and whether OSAP may help.
    I personally live in Toronto, is there any online courses too?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarterCarter861 View Post
    Hi Vikhram. We are forming a study group.. send me a message if you are interested...
    Hi there
    Im interested. Would u mind adding me 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramina View Post
    Hi there
    Can you give more details pls because i think many of applicants might be interested. Firstly, do u prepare us for sitting igoee as a whole or its just about geometric optics.
    Second, how much are the costs and whether OSAP may help.
    I personally live in Toronto, is there any online courses too?
    Thanks
    Our training prepares you for a career as an Optician, and not for sitting the IGOEE or just Geometric Optics. See our school website... www.bccollegeofoptics.ca for course particulars.

    Our BC College of Optics (BCCO) accelerated program has trained Opticians here in Canada for the past 35-years. Our 6-month course includes both Dispensing Optician/Contact Lens Fitter training, and we have trained numerous foreign-trained Optometrists and Ophthalmologists over the years.
    Geometric Optics formulas form a very important part of our BCCO curriculum during the first 3-months of Dispensing.
    Years back, we have had an Optometrist from India who took our 6-month opticianry course before she took her bridging exam from the University of Waterloo. Her Indian optometry program had taught virtually no Geometric Optics, and she called us afterwards to say that she could not have possibly passed her UW bridging exam had she not taken our course, because it contained so many Geometric Optics questions. She now has a successful practice in Kingston, Ontario.

    OSAP student loans will provide a portion of our BCCO tuition costs (if you qualify). Unfortunately you have missed our September 9th class start date, and our next class will commence in Spring 2020.

    Sorry, no online training is available.

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    Ramina can you please add me to the study group please.

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    ogee study group

    Quote Originally Posted by CarterCarter861 View Post
    Hi Vikhram. We are forming a study group.. send me a message if you are interested...
    Hello, can you please add me to the study group as well :)

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    Can you please add me to the study group.

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