Organisers for the Optoversity challenge have announced that five teams will be competing this year.

Set to take place on March 23 at Anglia Ruskin University, Optoversity is open to third year optometry students and will raise funds for Vision Care for Homeless People. Students from Plymouth, City, Bradford, Anglia Ruskin and Dublin will be competing for prizes. The format of the challenge will include practical OSCE exams, an ocular disease picture quiz, multiple choice questions and an optometry version of Articulate.

Karmelo Modina, a North London based optometrist and supervisor at Anglia Ruskin, launched the event two years ago. He said: ‘I thought it would be a great way to bring together optometry students and to help prepare them for working life in the best way possible. It is always good fun, and alongside this the students will be raising funds for Vision Care for Homeless People.’