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CPD Ref: C-104215

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This is the first of a three-part course discussing the assessment of vision from birth to 18 years. Part one explores the importance of history and symptom taking when assessing children’s vision and discusses how to choose the most appropriate techniques when examining infants up to the age of 12 months.

Topics: History and symptoms, Preferential looking, Cover test, Stereopsis, Emmetropisation, Mohindra retinoscopy, Cycloplegic refraction, Binocular vision, Communication skills, Ocular health assessment, 20D lens.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-104150

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Professionalism, Communication


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of optometrists in the workplace environment with optometrist and life coach Sheena Tanna-Shah. Also discussed are the potential triggers of stress and anxiety in a healthcare environment with Dr Rachel Morris, executive coach and former GP.

Topics: Mental Health, Wellbeing, Anxiety, Stress, Time management, Practice teambuilding, Communication, Leadership.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-103870

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

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


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses the presentation, differential diagnosis and management of malignant and benign eyelid lesions with Mr Raman Malhotra, consultant ophthalmic surgeon and expert in oculoplastics.

Topics: Eyelid lesions, Eyelid carcinomas, Chalazion, Molluscum contagiosum, Xanthelasma, Independent prescribing, Cancer, Referrals.


CPD Ref: 
C-103685

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice


This recorded webinar hosted by Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Raman Malhotra will help optometrists to identify and manage commonly occurring suspicious eyelid conditions. It will cover both benign and malignant eyelid lesions as well as discuss the features, diagnosis, management and referral of the conditions by community optometrists. At the end of the webinar Mr Malhotra answers questions raised during the lecture. 

Topics: Lids, Malignant, Benign, BCC, Carcinoma, Oncology, Meibomian, Tumour, Squamous cell, Melanoma, Chalazion, Molluscum, Naevus, Papilloma, Xanthelasma.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-103446

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

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


In this episode, Michelle Hanratty discusses corneal and ocular surface disease in children, including vernal keratoconjunctivitis and blepharokeratoconjunctivitis, with Mr Michael O’Gallagher.

Topics: Red eye, Ocular inflammation, Blepharitis, Conjunctivitis, Keratitis, Ocular allergy, Paediatric corneal disease, Independent prescribing.

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: 5pm, 2 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.

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.

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