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Sound Optometry
CET Ref: 
C-76415

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

Assessment of Visual FunctionBinocular VisionOcular Disease

In this episode of Sound Optometry, we hear of a scenario where a sixth nerve palsy was detected in an urgent remote consultation with an elderly patient. We also explore methods that optometrists have at their disposal to detect and manage binocular vision problems in children.

Topics: Binocular vision assessment, Examining children, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Squint, Incommitant, Convergence insufficiency, Exercises, Ocular Motility, Stereopsis, Prisms, Double vision, Orthoptics, Referrals

Sound Optometry
CET Ref: 
C-76105

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

CommunicationStandards of practiceStandards of Practice

In the third episode of Sound Optometry, Michelle Hanratty is joined by Stephen Lash, Consultant Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, and Roshni Kanabar, Clinical and Regulatory Advisor for the Association of Optometrists (AOP), to discuss how to manage suspected retinal detachment. 

Topics: Retinal tear, Retinal detachment, Flashes and floaters, Posterior vitreous detachment, Record keeping, Communication, Referrals

Sound Optometry
CET Ref: 
C-75390

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of Practice

In the second episode of Sound Optometry, we hear about a clinical scenario where papilloedema was detected in a young girl. Michelle Hanratty then discusses the topic of papilloedema, its presentation, causes and potential treatment with consultant neuro-ophthalmologist Naz Raoof.

Topics: Communication, Neuro-ophthalmology, Optic disc anomalies, Papilloedema, OCT

Area of interest: MECS

Sound Optometry
CET Ref:
C-75675

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of practiceKnowledgeOptions

In the first episode of DOCET’s new podcasts Sound Optometry we explore how patients with ocular allergy get clinical advice and treatment. We hear from a community pharmacist who is often the first port of call for an allergy sufferer before Michelle Hanratty discusses ocular allergy in more detail with IP optometrist Dr Peter Frampton.

Topics: Allergic conjunctivitis, Seasonal and perennial allergy, Topical medications and contact lenses, Effective history taking, Remote consultations, Allergy vs adverse reaction

Area of interest: Independent prescribing


CET Ref: 
C-75835

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

 Standards of PracticeCommunicationOcular Disease

This filmed lecture, that initially took place as a webinar, will increase your confidence in examining patients remotely, ensuring they are managed safely and referred when required.

Topics: Red eye, Record keeping, Triage, Referral, Acute presentation, Ocular disease, Reduced vision.

CET Ref: C-72957

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of Practice

The first part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture looks at the findings from the TFOS DEWS II report, the pathophysiology, epidemiology and risk factors for DED.

Topics: DED, Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Cornea, Evaporative, Aqueous deficient, MGD.

CET Ref: C-74031

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

CommunicationOcular ExaminationOcular Disease

The second part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture covers the assessment and diagnosis as recommended in the TFOS DEWS ll report including triaging questions and diagnostic tests and techniques.

Topics: DED, Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Cornea, BUT, Fluorescein staining, Meibomian glands, MGD, Blepharitis, Demodex, Questionnaires, Lids, Aqueous deficient, Evaporative.

CET Ref: C-74032

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of Practice

The third part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture covers the treatment of DED as recommended in the TFOS DEWS ll report. It includes lubricants, lid treatments, environmental and dietary modifications and in-practice treatments. 

Topics: Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Meibomian glands, MGD, Blepharitis, Demodex, Lids, Aqueous deficient, Evaporative, Tea tree oil, Diet, Warm compress.

CET Ref: C-74033

CET Points: 

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 1 December 2020

CommunicationOcular DiseaseStandards of PracticeKnowledgeOptionsShare Decision MakingSafe

The fourth and final part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture includes the second unit on treatment of DED as recommended in the TFOS DEWS ll report. It covers the use of prescription drugs to manage DED including those available to IP optometrists, surgical interventions and patient adherence. 

Topics: Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Meibomian glands, MGD, Blepharitis, Lids, Drugs, Antibiotics, Punctal plugs, Adherence, COM-B.


CET Ref: 
C-72622

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

 Standards of PracticeContact LensesOcular Disease

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.

CET Ref: C-61316

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020


Following on from our previous referrals special, this programme aims to show how pathways are developing at both national and local level and includes interviews with key players in developing new approaches to primary care management of eye disease.

Topics: Referral, NICE, Cataracts, AMD, Glaucoma, Local protocol, Emergency, Urgent, Fast-track, Record keeping, Secondary care, Refinement, Filtering, Ocular hypertension, NHS contracted services.

Area of interest: MECS

CET Ref: C-73720

CET Points:  

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

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. 

The second part of the anterior eye course 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, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-73483 

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

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 part 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, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-73730

CET Points:  

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

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 course on the anterior eye and focuses on corneal abrasions and dry eye.

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

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

CET Ref: C-73969

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

CommunicationProfessional Conduct

Binocular Vision provides a step by step practical guide to the various techniques required in practice to assess the binocular status of patients and then suggests the appropriate management for a broad range of anomalies. 

Topics: Children, Orthoptics, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Squint, Incommitent, Commitent, Exercises, Motility, Heterophoria, Stereopsis, Prisms, Newly qualified.

Area of interest: MECS

CET Ref: C-73850

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

 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: 

CET Type:  

Closing Date: 1 December 2020

 Assessment of visual function

This programme is split into two parts; following on from the first part of fitting astigmatic patients with contact lenses, the second part covers the aftercare, management of a range of common RGP lens complications 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-61248

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

Standards of PracticeStandards of PracticeOcular Disease

The first of three programmes on examining patients with learning disabilities, which looks at the terminology around learning disabilities and provides information on different types, such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and the autism spectrum. The programme discusses causes, prevalence and how patients and their vision can be affected.

Topics: Learning disabilities, Genetics,  Down’s syndrome, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Asperger syndrome, Communication, Visual impairment, Williams syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Chromosome, Congenital, Amblyopia, Refractive error, Strabismus, Accommodation, Cataracts, Binocular vision

CET Ref: C-61249

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020 

Standards of PracticeAssessment of Visual FunctionStandards of Practice

The second of three programmes, where experts discuss different techniques to help overcome the challenges when examining patients with learning disabilities, using different approaches and clinical tests that may be appropriate for this group of patients.

Topics: Learning disabilities, Retinoscopy, Charts, Ophthalmoscopy, Communication, Visual assessment, Refraction, Visual fields, Binocular vision, Autism, Down’s syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Vulnerable, Children, Adults, School

CET Ref: C-61954

CET Points: 

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 30 October 2020

 CommunicationStandards of PracticeOptical Appliances

The third and final part of this course covers the time 'After the appointment', including dispensing and aftercare, and looks at legal issues surrounding capacity, consent, confidentiality, GOS requirements and safeguarding with two patient case studies. 

Topics: Learning disabilities, Communication, Autism, Down’s syndrome, Vulnerable adults, Vulnerable children, Capacity, Consent, GOS, Legal, Confidentiality, Safeguarding, Referral, Dispensing, Frames.

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