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CET Ref: C-60570

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

 Assessment of visual function

The first of four programmes, discussing embryology and the developing eye, this film looks at genetics and inheritance of a range of eye diseases.

Topics: Genetics, Congenital, Embryology, Inheritance, DNA, RNA, Ribosome, Dominant, Recessive, X-linked, Multifactorial, Mitochondrial DNA, Colour vision defect, Myopia, Glaucoma, Mutation, Retinoblastoma.

CET Ref: C-59693

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 1 October 2018 


This audio programme discusses the very latest theory for glaucoma and its progression, describes a new way of assessing a patient's stereo vision, and explains our current understanding of human 3D vision and how it may be impacted upon by 3D and virtual reality displays.

Topics: Glaucoma, Binocular vision, 3D, Virtual reality, Stereopsis, Stereoacuity, Paediatric, Screening, Ganglion cells. 

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

CET Ref: C-58607

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

 Assessment of visual function

The course is split into two parts. The first part covers the skills required to examine and fit astigmatic patients with contact lenses and looks at two patients, the first fitted with soft toric contact lenses and the second with rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses.

Topics: Astigmatism, Soft toric lenses, RGP lenses, Slit lamp, Toric, Aftercare, Bitoric, Gas permeable, Keratometry, Contact lenses.

CET Ref: C-58861

CET Points:

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Closing Date: 3 December 2018

 Assessment of visual function

The programme is split into two parts. The second part of the programme covers the aftercare, management and problem solving of patients wearing RGP lenses.

Topics: Astigmatism, Soft lenses, RGP lenses, Slit lamp, Toric, Aftercare, Bitoric, Complications, Gas permeable, Staining, Contact lenses.

CET Ref: C-56813

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018


This edition of Advances in Eyecare includes interviews with top academics considering the best way to interpret the published literature and evidence base that may influence the way we practice optometry. It introduces the new TFOS DEWS II report into dry eye disease. 

Topics: Dry eye disease, Cochrane, TFOS DEWS II, Omega 3, Craig, Bias, Literature review, Barrett, RCT, Critical appraisal tools.

Area of interest: Independent Prescribing

CET Ref: C-58267

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

 Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

The last module in the ageing eye series discusses low vision assessment for elderly patients. Part one of the module reviews the assessment of the visually impaired patient, offers essential information on magnification and vision assessment techniques, and reviews currently available low vision aids.

Topics: Visual assessment, Ocular examination, Charts, Optics, Visual impairment, Specialist charts, LogMAR, Magnification, Low vision aids, Acuity reserve.

CET Ref: C-58269

CET Points:

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 3 December 2018

 Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

The last module in the ageing eye series discusses low vision assessment for elderly patients. Part two of the module reviews four patient cases. For each patient you will see an expert panel discussion and a management plan for reference.

Topics: Communication, Mental health, Field loss, Depression, Electronic aids, Management plans, Inter-professional, Mobility.

CET Ref: C-56711

CET Points:

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 1 October 2018

Communication Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

In this programme experts look at how to adapt the routine eye check when examining elderly patients including communication, ocular examination and refraction. It provides guidance on techniques to use and how best to modify an examination to ensure that elderly patients get the highest level of care and their individual needs are addressed.

Topics: Communication, Ocular examination, Refraction, Binocular vision, Charts, Pupils, Visual fields, Legal, Visual assessment, Retinoscopy, Ophthalmoscopy, LogMAR, Contrast sensitivity.

CET Ref: C-56275

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 1 October 2018

Communication Assessment of visual functionOcular Examination

In this programme experts look at how to adapt the routine eye check when examining elderly patients including communication, ocular examination and refraction. It provides guidance on techniques to use and how best to modify an examination to ensure that elderly patients get the highest level of care and their individual needs are addressed.

Topics: Communication, Ocular examination, Refraction, Binocular vision, Charts, Pupils, Visual fields, Legal, Visual assessment, Retinoscopy, Ophthalmoscopy, LogMAR, Contrast sensitivity.

CET Ref: C-56582

CET Points:

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 3 December 2018

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

DOCET has created a comprehensive online resource to support optometrists and IP practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chronic or non-sight threatening anterior eye conditions. 

This is the first of three interactive exercises on the anterior eye and focuses on blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Topics: Eyelid, Blepharitis, Hordeolum, Chalazion, MGD, Molluscum contagiosum, Ectropion, Entropion, Herpes, Grading Scales, Pharmacy, GP, Referrals.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing 

CET Ref: C-56382

CET Points:  

CET Type:

Closing Date: 3 December 2018

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledgeAlways Improving


DOCET has created a comprehensive online resource to support optometrists and IP practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chronic or non-sight threatening anterior eye conditions. 

This is the second of three interactive exercises on the anterior eye and focuses on infective conjunctivitis.

Topics: Referrals, Conjunctiva, Pinguecula, Pterygium, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Red eye.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing 

CET Ref: C-56583

CET Points:  

CET Type:

Closing Date: 3 December 2018

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

DOCET has created a comprehensive online resource to support optometrists and IP practitioners in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with chronic or non-sight threatening anterior eye conditions. 

This is the third and final of three interactive exercises on the anterior eye and focuses on corneal abrasions and dry eye.

Topics: Referrals, Cornea, Dry eye, Episcleritis, Foreign bodies, Red eye, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing

CET Refs: 

  • C-55527 (Eyelid Disorders)

  • C-55528 (Conjunctival Disorders)

  • C-55529 (Various Anterior Eye Disorders)

CET Points: One point for each exercise

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeOptionsKnowledge

This comprehensive online resource presents various anterior eye disorders and takes practitioners through the presentation, examination, diagnosis and management of those external eye conditions. The course has been developed for both community optometrists and IP practitioners.

Topics: Referrals, Cornea, Conjunctiva, Eyelid, Sclera, Dry eye, Grading scales, Slit lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Red eye.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing

CET Ref: C-55546

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

Accredited Level 2 e-learning, introducing optometrists to the key issues surrounding child abuse. The course explains how to recognise and deal with issues that might arise in optometric practice when working with children. 

Topics: Safeguarding, Legal, Vulnerable, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Dementia.

CET Ref: C-55544

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

Accredited Level 2 e-learning, introducing optometrists to the key issues surrounding the abuse of vulnerable adults. The course explains how to recognise and deal with issues that might arise in optometric practice when working with vulnerable adults.                      

Topics: Safeguarding, Legal, Vulnerable, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Dementia.

CET Ref: C-54950

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

This course provides optometrists with instructions on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in two key areas:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • The painful red eye

It covers the presentation of each condition, what to look for during examination, differential diagnosis, referral steps, further clinical management and any red flag symptoms requiring immediate referral.

Topics: Ischaemic, Optic neuropathy, Retinal artery occlusion, Retinal vein occlusion, Haemorrhage, Ameurosis fugal, Posterior eye, Referral, Treatment, Acute, Anterior uveitis, Glaucoma, Keratitis, CLARE, Contact lenses, Scleritis, Trauma, Cellulitis, Referral, Anterior eye, Ocular disease.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations

CET Ref: C-54952

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

This course provides optometrists with instructions on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in two key areas:

  • Neurological problems
  • Other problems eg papilloedema, giant cell arteritis, retinal detachments and blunt trauma

Acute Presentation guides optometrists through the presentation of each condition, what to look for during examination, differential diagnosis, referral steps, further clinical management and any red flag symptoms requiring immediate referral.

Topics: Papilloedema, Optic neuritis, Pupils, Visual fields, Palsy, Nerve, Diplopia, Acute, Treatment, Referral, Retinal detachment, Giant cell arteritis, Trauma, Ischaemic, TIA.

Area of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations

CET Ref: C-55935

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

Communication Assessment of visual function

Using expert advice and insights, this course guides optometrists through all aspects of carrying out domiciliary eye examinations, including useful facts and tips on planning and arranging visits, effective communication, legal requirements, necessary equipment and adapting clinical techniques to meet the needs of patients being examined in their own homes or care homes.

Topics: Legal, Care home, Dementia, Communication, Safeguarding, Vulnerable adults, Lighting, Disability, Record keeping, Visual assessment.

CET Ref: C-56289

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

Communication Professional Conduct

A comprehensive overview of Charles Bonnet syndrome, based on the latest research. Includes advice on identifying the condition, addressing the topic with patients, appropriate management steps and what can be done to help sufferers. 

Topics: AMD, Ageing eye, Low vision, Dementia, Hallucinations, Psychology, Vision loss, Dominic ffytche.

CET Ref: C-55936

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2018

CommunicationAssessment of visual function

This programme looks at the various refractive correction options available for presbyopes. Through a mix of filmed patient scenarios and expert advice four areas are considered: spectacle frames and lenses, contact lenses, correction with intra-ocular lenses, and managing presbyopic patients following refractive laser surgery.

Topics: Ageing eye, Contact lenses, Spectacles, Dispensing, Refractive surgery, Intraocular lenses, Multifocal, Lenses, Tints, Presbyope, Frames.

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