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Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-102935

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Communication


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses the presentation and optometric management of both posterior and anterior uveitis with Professor Alastair Denniston and his colleague Dr Balini Balasubramaniam.

Topics: Painful red eye, Ocular inflammation, Anterior uveitis, Posterior uveitis, Iritis, Punctate inner choroidopathy, Secondary glaucoma, Secondary cataract.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-102749

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Professionalism


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses sudden loss of vision with hospital optometrists Helen Wilson and Amanda Harding, including the presentation and optometric management of retinal vascular occlusions, differential diagnosis, appropriate triage and referrals. The episode concludes with the clinical signs optometrists need to look out for when examining a patient with a history of a vascular occlusion.

Topics: Sudden loss of vision, Retinal artery occlusion, Retail vein occlusion, Giant Cell Arteritis, Arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy, Amaurosis Fugax, Stroke.

CPD Ref: C-102590

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: 

Closing Date: 1 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


In the second part of this two-part course, our experts discuss what you need to consider before fitting a child with contact lenses. They also give helpful advice on how to educate children and their parents about contact lenses and discuss the legal aspects to bear in mind when fitting contact lenses to younger patients.

Topics: Contact lens compliance, Microbial keratitis, Communicating with children, Management of contact lens wear risks, Contact lens teach appointment, Legal considerations of fitting children with contact lenses.

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.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-102467

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical Practice, Communication


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses the highlights of the BCLA Continued Learning Evidence-based Academic Report (CLEAR) with Professor James Wolffsohn and Neil Retallic.

Topics: Contact lenses, Evidence-based practice, Fitting, Presbyopia, Multifocal, Toric, CLEAR, BCLA.


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.

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


Part two of our five-part course on AMD looks 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


Part three of our five-part course on AMD looks 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-103023

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


Part four 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 part five of our course 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.

CPD Ref: C-102248

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. 

This is the third and final part in the series on the anterior eye and covers conditions such as episcleritis, dry eye and corneal abrasions.

Topics: Referrals, Grading scales, Slit-lamp, Pharmacy, GP, Dry eye, Episcleritis, Corneal abrasions, Recurrent corneal erosions, Foreign bodies. 

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

CPD Ref: C-101006

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


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

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