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CET Ref: C-73307

CET Points: 

CET Type: 

Closing Date: 1 December 2020

Standards of PracticeOcular ExaminationOcular Disease

The fifth part of the glaucoma programme looks at how to accurately assess the visual field to identify important signs of glaucoma. It then looks at national and local refinement and referral pathways and discusses how to reach the appropriate clinical decision when managing a glaucoma suspect, taking into account all your investigation.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Ocular hypertension, Laser treatment, Surgical treatment, Pharmacological treatments, Management, Referral, MIGS, SLT

CET Ref: C-72851

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

Standards of PracticeOcular ExaminationOcular Disease

The fourth part of the glaucoma programme looks at how to assess and measure the optic disc and identify important signs of glaucoma. The disc examination and appearance with ophthalmoscopy and OCT images are explained to help aid referral and management of glaucoma suspects.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Optic disc, Assessment, Slit lamp, Indirect ophthalmoscopy, OCT, Management, Referral, Volk

CET Ref: C-72817

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

Standards of PracticeOcular ExaminationOcular Disease

The third part of the glaucoma programme looks at how to assess the anterior segment and angle to identify important signs of glaucoma and covers the measurement of IOP using contact and non-contact methods, looking at normal findings and discussing when to refer.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Congenital, Assessment, Van Herick, Smith’s method, Gonioscopy, OCT, Intraocular pressure, Referral, IOP, tonometer, GAT, Perkins, PDS, PXF

CET Ref: C-72738

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

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: 17 December 2020

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-73810

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

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.

CET Ref: C-73728

CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 17 December 2020

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, Dementia, 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-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-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 Refs: C-73849
CET Points:

CET Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 30 June 2020

CommunicationProfessional Conduct

The first module of the contact lenses series covers 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. 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-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-73828

CET Points: 

CET Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 17 December 2020 

 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: 17 December 2020

 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 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-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

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