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CPD Ref: C-108782

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Leadership & Accountability


In this recorded lecture, Richard Edwards, clinical consultant to the Optical Consumer Complaints Service (OCCS), reminds delegates of the leadership role they need to take in practice in order to be more accountable for safe clinical care. Based around three case studies, this session aims to equip optometrists with a greater understanding of the evolving regulatory landscape, enabling them to manage patient concerns and complaints effectively.

Topics: Record keeping, GDPR, Consent, Professionalism.

CPD Ref: C-108643

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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


This is the third part of our new course on immunology for optometrists. Part three examines seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) and perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC). It covers the signs, symptoms, and differential diagnosis and offers expert opinions from optometrists and pharmacists on how to investigate and manage the conditions for both non-IP and IP optometrists in community practice.

Topics: Hay fever, Rhinitis, Allergy, Anti-histamines, Immunology, Pharmacy, Allergens, Contact lenses, Mast cell stabilisers, Drugs, Atopy, Pharmacological, Referral, Seasonal, Perennial, Hypersensitivity, Red eye, Immunology series.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-108557

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Communication, Professionalism


In this episode, presenter Michelle Hanratty is joined by Paramdeep Bilku, Clinical Advisor for the College of Optometrists, and IP optometrist Alan Hawrami in discussing the basic principles of evidence-based practice in optometry: What evidence is needed, where it can be found and why it is important.

Topics: Evidence-based practice, Informed consent, Blue blocking lenses, Myopia management, Dry age related macular degeneration, Photo biomodulation treatment, Intense pulsed light treatment.

CPD Ref: C-108280

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Specialty CPD (IP)


This is the second part of Docet’s new programme on immunology and the eye. Part two continues to set the foundation for optometrists in immunology and covers the basics of ocular immunology, allergy, and autoimmune disease. This course will build current understanding for all optometrists and be useful as a core programme for IP optometrists or those planning to start their IP qualifications.

Topics: Allergy, Immunology, Atopy, Pharmacological, Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune, Infection, Cornea, Tears, Conjunctiva, Antibodies, Immunology series.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-108198

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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


In this episode, presenter Michelle Hanratty and Dr Peter Frampton discuss the ocular allergic responses commonly seen in optometric practice and explore their treatment using therapeutic agents. We also hear from a patient who suffered from interstitial keratitis, highlighting how the successful therapeutic management of this case is connected to the immunological response.

Topics: Immunology, Allergic eye disease, Herpes zoster, Independent prescribing.

CPD Ref: C-108048

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Specialty CPD (IP)


This is the first part of Docet’s new programme on immunology. Part one covers the basics of the immune system, building a foundation to enable optometrists to understand systemic and ocular immunity and what happens when things go wrong. This course will build current understanding for all optometrists and be useful as a core programme for IP optometrists or those planning to start their IP qualifications.

Topics: Allergy, Immunology, Atopy, Pharmacological, Hypersensitivity, Innate, Autoimmune, Adaptive, Leucocytes, Infection, Immunology series.

Sound OptometryCPD Ref: C-107864

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


In this episode, we hear from the assistant headteacher and sensory impairment lead of a SEN primary school about the impact of visual dysfunction on SEN children. Michelle then speaks to Professor Rachel Pilling, delving into the potentially daunting task of carrying out an eye examination on children with SEN and providing valuable hints, tips and resources to better equip optometrists and lay the foundations to lifelong eyecare for SEN children. 

Topics: SEN, Special educational needs, Paediatric eyecare, Eye examinations, Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI).

CPD Ref: C-107759

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This recorded lecture aims to build the confidence of community optometrists when examining children with special educational needs (SEN). Professor Rachel Pilling provides guidance on adapting your communication and testing approaches to better accommodate children with special needs. Common ocular issues seen in SEN children are addressed, as are the ways in which optometrists can assist both the children and their parents in optimising vision. Recognising when referral is required is also explored.

Topics: Special educational needs, SEN, ASD, ADHD, Cerebral visual impairment, CVI, Atypical visual behaviour, Communication, Retinoscopy, Visual assessment, Refraction, GOS, Dry eye, Referral.

CPD Ref: C-102275

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive 

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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-101941

CPD Points:  

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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-102247 

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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-102248

CPD Points:  

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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: 28 June 2024

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


CPD Ref: 
C-100600

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 28 June 2024

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.

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