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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

CPD Ref: C-101637

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The first part of the three part course on cataract looks at the definition and classification of cataract, its pathophysiology, risk factors and incidence, how to assess patients in practice and referral criteria.

Topics: Cataract, Cataract series, Classification, Pathophysiology, Risk factors, History and symptoms, Visual assessment, Contrast sensitivity, Referral, Nuclear, PSC, Cortical, Congenital, NICE.

CPD Ref: C-101638

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The second part of the three-part course on cataract looks at management principles, treatment principles and surgical techniques.

Topics: Cataract, Cataract series, Management, Intra-ocular lenses, Phacoemulsification, Surgery, IOL, Multifocal, Bifocal, Trifocal, Referral, Monovision, Accommodating, Cataract extraction, EDOF.

CPD Ref: C-101640

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

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

The third and final part of the DOCET cataract series covers postoperative assessment of cataract surgery patients, complications and their management and postoperative pathways.

Topics: Cataract, Cataract series, Surgery, Postoperative assessment, Complications, Pathways, CMO, Uveitis, Retinal detachment, IOP, PCO, Referral, Emergency, IOL, Dislocation.

CPD Ref: C-101525

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The programme is split into two parts. This first part covers the skills required to examine and fit astigmatic patients with soft contact lenses, including toric fitting tips and problem solving.

Topics: Astigmatism, Soft lenses, Slit lamp, Toric, Aftercare, Keratometry, Contact lenses, Prism ballast, Stabilisation.

CPD Ref: C-101527

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The programme is split into two parts. The second part covers skills required to examine and fit astigmatic patients with rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, as well as the aftercare, management and problem-solving of those patients.

Topics: Astigmatism, RGP lenses, Slit lamp, Toric, Aftercare, Bitoric, Complications, Gas permeable, Staining, Contact lenses.

CPD Ref: C-101847

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The first part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture looks at the findings from the TFOS DEWS II report, the pathophysiology, epidemiology and risk factors for DED.

Topics: DED, Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Cornea, Evaporative, Aqueous deficient, MGD.

CPD Ref: C-101848

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The second part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture covers the assessment and diagnosis as recommended in the TFOS DEWS ll report including triaging questions and diagnostic tests and techniques.

Topics: DED, Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Cornea, BUT, Fluorescein staining, Meibomian glands, MGD, Blepharitis, Demodex, Questionnaires, Lids, Aqueous deficient, Evaporative.

CPD Ref: C-101905

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


The third part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture covers the treatment of DED as recommended in the TFOS DEWS ll report. It includes lubricants, lid treatments, environmental and dietary modifications and in-practice treatments. 

Topics: Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Meibomian glands, MGD, Blepharitis, Demodex, Lids, Aqueous deficient, Evaporative, Tea tree oil, Diet, Warm compress, IPL.

CPD Ref: C-101940

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Specialty CPD (IP)


The fourth and final part of Dry Eye Disease: The Complete Picture includes the second unit on treatment of DED as recommended in the TFOS DEWS ll report. It covers the use of prescription drugs to manage DED including those available to IP optometrists, surgical interventions and patient adherence. 

Topics: Ocular surface disease, TFOS DEWS II, Dry eye, Tears, Homeostasis, Osmolarity, Meibomian glands, MGD, Blepharitis, Lids, Drugs, Antibiotics, Punctal plugs, Adherence, COM-B.

CPD Ref: C-102283

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Communication, Leadership & Accountability


This filmed lecture, that initially took place as a webinar, will increase your confidence in examining patients remotely, ensuring they are managed safely and referred when required.

Topics: Red eye, Record keeping, Triage, Referral, Acute presentation, Ocular disease, Reduced vision.

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-101644

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


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, Secondary.

CPD Ref: C-101645

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


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, Risk, Corneal thickness, IOP.

CPD Ref: C-101646

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


The third part of the glaucoma programme looks at how to assess the anterior segment and angle to identify important signs of glaucoma and how to identify some of the key risk factors.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Van Herick, Smith’s method, Gonioscopy, OCT, Referral, PDS, PXF.

CPD Ref: C-101729

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism


The fourth part of the glaucoma programme covers the measurement of IOP using contact and non-contact tonometers, looking at normal findings and discussing when to refer.

Topics: Glaucoma, NICE, SIGN, POAG, COAG, CAG, Intraocular pressure, Referral , IOP, tonometer, GAT, Perkins, Ocular hypertension, CCT, Corneal thickness.

CPD Ref: C-101730

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Domains: Clinical practice, Professionalism

The fifth part of the glaucoma series 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, Optic disc, Assessment, Slit lamp, Indirect ophthalmoscopy, OCT, Management, Referral, Volk.

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