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CPD Ref: C-102415

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


In part one of this two-part course, we hear from three child patients and their parents about their experiences getting started with contact lenses and how they manage them in daily life. We also hear from two optometrists about fitting contact lenses in children and the benefits that contact lenses can provide. 

Topics: Prevalence, benefits and perceived barriers to contact lens wear in children, Quality of life, Microbial keratitis, Soft contact lenses, Rigid gas permeable lenses, Orthokeratology, Anisometropia, Amblyopia, Nystagmus, Myopia management, Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, Contact lens handling.


CPD Ref: 
C-101846

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Communication, Clinical practice


This recorded webinar with Mr Neil Retallic presents key findings from recent contact lens research published in the BCLA Contact Lens Evidence Based Academic Reports (CLEAR) and discusses how it can help shape contact lens practice. The presentation provides clinical pearls on how to best relate to contact lens wearer’s individual needs and take a patient centric evidence-based approach, to maximise success with contact lens wear.

Topics: Soft, RGP multifocal, Presbyopia, Fitting, Aftercare, Evidence-based, CLD, Complications, BCLA.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-102188

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Professionalism, Specialty CPD (IP)

Specialty CPD (IP)

In this episode, the second of a two-part series, Michelle Hanratty discusses Enhanced Optometry Services in Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

Topics: Eye care services in primary care settings, Urgent eye care services, Independent prescribing, Enhanced optometry services, Community Eyecare Scotland, NI PEARS.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-101499

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Professionalism, Specialty CPD (IP)

Specialty CPD (IP)

In this episode, the first of a two-part series, Michelle Hanratty discusses Enhanced Optometry Services in Wales and England. She explores the scope of the Wales Eye Care Service (WECS) with Clare Pearce and talks about the COVID Urgent Eye Care Service (CUES) with Kevin Liu.

Topics: Minor Eye Conditions, Urgent Eye Care Services, Independent prescribing, Enhanced Optometry Services, Eye Health Examination Wales, Primary eye care services.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-100953

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses the key examination techniques that are useful in the investigation of binocular vision anomalies with Dr Aleksandra Mankowska. Michelle and Aleks also explore the management of convergence insufficiency and the tricky subject of prescribing prisms and orthoptic exercises.

Topics: Paediatric, Convergence insufficiency, Convergence excess, Esophoria, Exophoria, Prism, Cycloplegic refraction.


CPD Ref: 
C-100600

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Communication, Clinical practice


This recorded lecture by Dr Aleksandra Mankowska presents four case studies of patients with binocular vision problems. For each case the presenting symptoms, appropriate clinical assessment and management options are discussed, providing optometrists with an overview of common binocular vision problems and how to manage them in practice.

Topics: Paediatric, Multiple sclerosis, Convergence insufficiency, Esophoria, Exophoria, Prism, Fusional reserves, Stereopsis, Cycloplegic, Tropia, Microtropia, Convergence weakness, Refraction, Amblyopia, Nystagmus.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-100852

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses the presentation and optometric management of vitreomacular disorders that may be encountered in everyday practice with Mr Kam Balaggan, consultant vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon. Further investigation of epiretinal membranes, vitreomacular traction and macula holes are explored along with key considerations for referral urgency.

Topics: Vitreomacular conditions, OCT, Epiretinal membrane, Vitreomacular traction, Macula holes, Referrals.

CPD Ref: C-100516

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The first of two programmes discussing the development of vision from birth to 18 years, part one looks in detail at age-related visual norms and what changes occur from birth to age three, highlighting what early abnormalities can impair visual ability.  

Topics: Anatomical changes to the visual system, Development of VA, Contrast perception, Colour perceptions, Accommodative systems, Binocular systems, Ocular and neurodevelopmental abnormalities arising from forceps delivery or prematurity, Synaptogenesis, Emmetropisation, Infantile esotropia, Retinoblastoma, Physical development milestones.

CPD Ref: C-100518

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: 

Closing Date: 1 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The second of two programmes discussing the development of vision from birth to 18 years, part two looks in detail at what visual changes occur from the age of three up to adulthood, looking at age-related visual norms and developmental milestones as Zara grows up.

Topics: Emmetropisation, School vision screening, Myelination, Synaptic pruning, Development of amblyopia, Visual processing issues, Scholastic visual demands, Exotropia, Global motion, Biological motion, Contour integration, Development of colour vision, Visual conversion disorder.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-100505

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty explores the risk of glaucoma being undetected in those patients that have undergone laser vision correction with consultant ophthalmologist Imran Masood. Paddy Gunn, hospital optometrist, explains how to approach borderline cases to ensure appropriate referral and how to reassure patients that have not had their routine glaucoma monitoring appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics: Glaucoma, Referrals, Intraocular pressure, Laser vision correction.

CPD Ref: C-101721

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


This lecture by consultant ophthalmologist, Damian Lake, covers different acute red eye conditions, particularly in contact lens wearers. It discusses the management of both those that can be treated in practice and others, such as infective causes, where urgent referral to the Hospital Eye Service is required.

Topics: Contact lenses, Ulcers, Microbial keratitis, Ocular allergy, Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, Allergic, Infiltrate, Hygiene, Infection, Acanthamoeba, Abrasion.

CPD Ref: C-102275

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


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.

CPD Ref: C-102277

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


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.

CPD Ref: C-100639

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This is the first in a five part course on AMD, covering the anatomy of the macula, risk factors, prevalence, and signs and symptoms of AMD.

Topics: AMD Series, Retina, Macula, Risk factors, NICE NG82, OCT, Smoking, Drusen, Wet, Dry, Diet, Anatomy, Neovascular, Prevalence, Charles Bonnet, Active, Inactive, Classification.

CPD Ref: C-100641

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


In the second programme of our five part course on AMD, we look at the physiology and examination of the macula area to identify AMD and other macula conditions. OCT images are explained to aid differential diagnosis.

Topics: AMD Series, Retina, Macula, NICE NG82, OCT, Drusen, Wet, Dry, Anatomy, Neovascular, Active, Inactive, Classification, Diabetes, CSR, Vein occlusion, Macular oedema, Vitelliform, Geographic atrophy, Reticular.

CPD Ref: C-100642

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


In the third programme of our five part course on AMD, we look at assessment techniques, effective patient communication, the management and referral of patients with AMD and low vision support.

Topics: AMD Series, Macula, NICE NG82, Referral, Communication, OCT, Amsler, Drusen, Wet, Dry, Neovascular, Active, Inactive, Geographic atrophy, Smoking, Diet, Charles Bonnet, Driving, Vitamins, AREDS, Supplements, Eccentric viewing, Low vision, Visual impairment.

CPD Ref: C-100643

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: 

Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


The fourth programme of our five part course on AMD gives the opportunity to practice diagnosing three patient cases presenting at different stages of AMD, and to consider the most appropriate management and treatment options for each patient.

Topics: AMD Series, Active, Amsler, Communication, Depression, Diet, Driving, Drusen, Dry, Inactive, Low vision, Macula, Neovascular, NICE NG82, OCT, Referral, Retina, Smoking, Visual impairment, Wet.

CPD Ref: C-100644

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


In the fifth and final course of our programme on AMD, we look at the treatment options of patients with AMD, including the anti-VEGF procedure in a hospital eye clinic.

Topics: AMD Series, Active, Dry,  Macula, Neovascular,  NICE NG82, OCT, Referral, Visual impairment, Wet, Anti-VEGF, Intravitreal, Injections, Fluorescein angiography, OCT-A, PDT, Telescopes, Translocation, DARPin, Stem cell.

CPD Ref: C-102247 

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication, Specialty CPD (IP)


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. 

The first part focuses on eyelid conditions including blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Topics: Referrals, Grading scales, Slit-lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Blepharitis, Hordeolum, Chalazion, Meibomian gland dysfunction, Molluscum contagiosum, Ectropion, Entropion, Dry eye.

Areas of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

CPD Ref: C-101941

CPD Points:  

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication, Specialty CPD (IP)


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. 

The second part of the anterior eye course focuses on conjunctival conditions including infective conjunctivitis.

Topics: Referrals, Grading scales, Slit-lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Conjunctivitis, Allergy, Viral, Pinguecula, Pterygium, Bacterial, Infective, Haemorrhage.

Areas of interest: MECS, Anterior eye conditions and acute presentations, Independent Prescribing, Newly qualified.

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