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CET Ref: C-72738

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

CommunicationStandards of PracticeOcular Disease

The second part of the glaucoma programme reviews the anatomy of the normal eye and the pathophysiology in the development of glaucoma. It also covers the current thoughts on the causes of glaucoma and the various risk factors for the different types.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Congenital, Ocular hypertension, Prevalence

CET Ref: C-72737

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

CommunicationOcular Disease

The first part of the glaucoma programme has an update on the definitions and prevalence of glaucoma and covers the classification of the different types of glaucoma. It includes the signs and symptoms along with the risk factors to help improve differential diagnosis and appropriate referral.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Congenital, Ocular hypertension, Prevalence

CET Ref: C-71701

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 November 2019

Ocular ExaminationContact LensesOptionsKnowledge

This audio programme discusses three areas where recent research or guideline changes may improve the detection and management of ocular disease - namely Acanthamoeba keratitis, myopia therapy with low-dose atropine and screening for maculopathy due to the systemic use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.

Topics: Acanthamoeba keratitis, Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, Adverse side effects, Systemic drugs, Maculopathy, Low-dose atropine, Myopia, Myopia therapy, Contact lenses

Area of interest: Independent prescribing

CET Ref: C-62309

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

Ocular ExaminationThe Healthcare System

The first part of this four part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks at the nature of digital capture, storage and transfer, how digital images have evolved and the legal ramifications of image capture.

Topics: Imaging, Digital photography, Telemedicine, Transfer, Storage, GDPR, Ultrasound, Stereo imaging

CET Ref: C-62310

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

Ocular Examination

The second part of this four part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks how to achieve the best images with modern anterior and posterior camera systems and how the images might be further enhanced after capture. Legal issues are also discussed.

Topics: Aperture, Resolution, Colour, Slit lamp photography, Delegated function

CET Ref: C-62311

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

Ocular ExaminationKnowledge

The third part of this four part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks how to achieve the best images with scanning laser ophthalmoscopy systems and how the images might be further enhanced after capture. 

Topics: Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO), Multicolour, Infra-red, Confocal

CET Ref: C-62312

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

Ocular ExaminationKnowledge

The last part of this four-part course discussing modern imaging in practice looks how to achieve the best scans with optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems and how to best interpret the data captured. 

Topics: Optical coherence tomography, Time domain, Spectral domain, Swept source, Retinal nerve fibre layer, Twin peaks plot, Thickness map, Difference map, Pachymetry, Anterior angle

CET Ref: C-61248

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

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: 18 December 2019 

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: 2 December 2019

 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.

CET Ref: C-61316

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019


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-58267

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 18 December 2019 

 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-71052

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

 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 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 2019

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, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-56583

CET Points:  

CET Type: interactive.png

Closing Date: 2 December 2019

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, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-56382

CET Points:  

CET Type: interactive.png

Closing Date: 2 December 2019

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, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-56582

CET Points:

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 2 December 2019

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, Newly qualified.

CET Ref: C-56334

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

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 Refs: C-55088 (non-interactive) and C-55259 (interactive - expired June 2018)

CET Points:One point for non-interactive

CET Type: Non- interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

CommunicationProfessional Conduct

This is the first module of a new series on contact lenses covering the core skills required to examine patients to assess their suitability for contact lenses, to fit a range of RGP and soft lenses and to conduct successful patient aftercare. Expert presenters discuss and demonstrate the techniques and a series of videos provide 'on eye' images, that a practitioner would see on the slit lamp. This programme is particularly suitable for those new or returning to contact lens fitting.

Topics: Contact lenses, Slit lamp, RGP, Rigid gas permeable, Soft, Tear assessment, Dry eye, Record keeping, Grading scales, Keratometry.

CET Ref: C-58607

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 18 December 2019

 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.

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