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-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: 1 December 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-100457

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Communication, Professionalism


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.

CPD Ref: C-100458

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


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, Vulnerable adults, School.

CPD Ref: C-100459

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Communication, Professionalism


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.


CPD Ref: 
C-100583

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This recorded lecture by consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Professor Heinrich Heimann provides an overview of the most important malignancies and pre-malignancies of the ocular surface and anterior chamber and how to spot them.

Topics: Melanoma, Lymphoma, Naevus, Tumour, Conjunctiva, Ciliary body, Iris, Anterior chamber, Pigment, Cyst, Metastisis, Papilloma, Squamous cell. 

CPD Ref: C-100389

CPD Points:One Point 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Leadership & Accountability, Professionalism 


Accredited Level 2 e-learning, covering the key safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with adults at risk.                  

Topics: Safeguarding, Legal, At risk, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Dementia, Sexual, Slavery, Radicalisation. 

CPD Ref: C-100384

CPD Points:One Point 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Leadership & Accountability, Professionalism 


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, At risk, Social services, Abuse, Neglect, Record keeping, Physical, Psychological, Disability, Newly qualified, Sexual, Radicalisation.

CPD Ref: C-100566

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice


The first of two programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this course looks at genetics and inheritance of a range of eye diseases, as well as the first three months of gestation and how external and internal influence may trigger eye conditions.

Topics: Choroid, Ciliary body, Coloboma, Colour vision defect, Congenital, Rubella, Cataract, Lens, DNA, Dominant, Embryo, Epithelium, Genetics, Glaucoma, Hyaloid artery, Inheritance, Iris, Meiosis, Mitochondrial, Multifactorial, Mutation, Myopia, RNA, Recessive, Retinoblastoma, Sclera, Toxoplasmosis, X-linked, Y-shaped suture, Zika virus.

CPD Ref: C-100576

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The second of two programmes discussing embryology and the developing eye, this course looks at the final six months of gestation, the birth process and the early period post-partum, and how external and internal influence may trigger eye diseases.

Topics: Binocularity, Asphyxia, Congenital, Glaucoma, Cranial nerves, Down syndrome, Duane syndrome, Emmetropisation, Extraocular muscles, Fibrosis, Foetal alcohol syndrome, Gestational diabetes, Horner’s syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Keratoconus, Leukocoria, Oculomotor disorders, Ophthalmoplegia, Pupil, Reflex test, Retinal detachment, Retinopathy of prematurity, Risk factors, Sixth nerve palsy, Smoking, Spina bifida, Stereopsis, Trisomy 21, UV, Visual development, Vitamin A deficiency.