FRCOphth Revision Course

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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists awards a "Fellowship in Ophthalmology" by examination (FRCOphth). To obtain FRCOphth, candidates must pass the following tests:


  • Part 1 FRCOphth
  • Refraction Certificate
  • Part 2 FRCOphth Written
  • Part 2 FRCOphth Oral

FROphth Part 1 exam 


The Part 1 exam does not require any previous experience in Ophthalmology.  However, it needs to be completed before the candidate enters the third year of specialist training.   Presumably, the specialist will have acquired the knowledge during his/her first two years of training to pass the Part 1 exam.  Some important facts of this exam:

  • Written exam consisting of two papers.
  • Each paper consists of 90 multiple choice questions (single best answer out of 4 choices).
  • Each paper is 2 hours long.
  • Covers basic sciences, theoretical optics, and pathology.
  • No clinical topics are covered.
  • You have a maximum of 6 attempts to pass the Part 1 exam.

OphthoQuestions' "FRCOphtho Revision Course" has helped thousands of specialists pass their Part 1 exams.  Specifically, you should concentrate on the following categories in OphthoQuestions' question bank when you are preparing for the Part 1 exam:  "Fundamentals", "Clinical Optics", and "Pathology and Tumors." 

Refraction Certifiate Examination 


The Refraction Certificate Examination is a practical skills exam that assesses the following skills:

  • Assessing vision
  • To use spectacle lenses and prisms when indicated
  • Perform a refractive assessment and provide an optical prescription
  • Establish a good rapport with patients and relatives
  • Keep clinical records
  • Optics and Medical Physics

Candidates who have entered Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) must pass this exam by the end of the third year of training.  A maximum of 6 attempts are allowed to pass this exam.  This exam consists of 10 OSCE's (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).  As of December 2020, this exam became fully electronic and answers are entered via an iPad.

FRCOphth Part 2 Written 


The Part 2 exam is the next exam taken in sequence to obtain the FRCOphth.  It is a written exam and must be passed before the end of ST7.  Since December 2020 (due to COVID19), it is now an online proctored exam.  Its format (but not its content) is similar to the Part 1 exam:

  • It consists of two papers.
  • Each paper consists of 90 multiple choice questions (single best answer out of 4 choices).
  • Each paper is 2 hours long.
  • This exam must be passed before applying for the Part 2 Oral exam.
  • You have a maximum of 4 attempts to pass the Part 2 Written exam.
  • The Part 2 exam is much more clinically-oriented compared to the Part 1 exam.  Some information on the topics covered by the Part 2 Written exam can be found in this article.

OphthoQuestions' "FRCOphth Revision Course" has been specifically written to help you succeed on the Part 2 Written exam.  You should focus on all categories in our question bank (except for "Fundamentals", "Clinical Optics", and "Pathology and Tumors").  Many of these questions were specifically written by Mohammed Ziaei who was awarded the "Elizabeth Hunt" and "Brian Harcourt" medals which are awarded for the highest marks on the Refraction and FRCOphth exit exams respectively.


FROphth Part 2 Oral 


After passing the Part 2 Written exam, you are eligible to sit for the Part 2 Oral exam.  Like the Part 2 Written, the Oral exam must be finished by the end of ST7.  The format of the Part 2 Oral consists of two components:  (1) Structured viva's and (2) OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination).  Each of these components has multiple stations where you are presented real-life clinical scenarios that you must solve.  More details can be found on the RCOphth's website.  Many past users of OphthoQuestions have found our Oral Boards product helpful in preparing for the Part 2 Oral exam.

Pricing Packages

6 months

$499.98

12 months

$529.98