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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.

CPD Ref: C-101637

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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-103685

CPD Points:

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 28 June 2024

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.

CPD Ref: C-102415

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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-107674

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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-104804

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


As part of Docet’s contact lens series, we have launched a new module on fitting presbyopic patients with contact lenses. Part one looks at the current practices and the opportunity for fitting presbyopes. It covers the ocular changes and challenges that need to be considered in the older patient and the range of options open to optometrists to correct presbyopia.

Topics: Presbyopia, Accommodation, Tear film, Ageing eye, Dry eye, Tears, Multifocal, Monovision, Stereopsis, Contrast, Presbyopia series.

CPD Ref: C-105123

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


Part two of Contact Lenses: Presbyopia looks at the factors affecting the choice of contact lenses for fitting presbyopes including patient history, lifestyle needs and eye health as well as the range of multifocal lenses available, the lens materials and their properties. 

Topics: Presbyopia, Tear film, DED, Dry eye, Tears, Multifocal, Silicon hydrogel, Soft, RGP, Hybrid, Wettability, DK, Oxygen, Modulus, Materials, Presbyopia series.

CPD Ref: C-105434

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: 

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


Part three of the new contact lenses module on presbyopia continues to look at the factors affecting the choice of contact lenses for fitting presbyopes. It discusses the range of multifocal lenses available, the different lens designs and their optical features. 

Topics: Presbyopia, Tear film, Tears, Multifocal, Soft, RGP, Hybrid, Aberrations, Pupil, EDOF, Centre near, Centre distance, Presbyopia series.

CPD Ref: C-105549

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


Part four of Contact Lenses: Presbyopia looks at multifocal contact lens fitting and the steps when choosing and fitting presbyopes with contact lenses. It covers the six fitting steps of soft multifocal lenses, fitting soft toric and RGP multifocal lenses, monovision and aftercare.  Three experts discuss how to understand the factors affecting successful contact lens wear in presbyopes and the importance of effective communication.

Topics: Presbyopia, Multifocal, Silicon hydrogel, Hydrogel, Toric, RGP, Monovision, Aftercare, Ocular dominance, Astigmatism, Presbyopia series.

CPD Ref: C-106500

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This is the first case study on fitting presbyopic patients with contact lenses, part of Docet’s Contact Lenses: Presbyopia module. This case looks at the fitting of a typical presbyope new to contact lenses. The patient’s lifestyle is considered as you work through the steps of successfully fitting and modifying two soft multifocal contact lens designs. This course will help an optometrist build their confidence fitting common multifocal lenses and discuss how to effectively communicate with the patient.

Topics: Presbyopia, Tear film, Dry eye, Tears, Multifocal, Monovision, Contact lenses, Soft, Aftercare, Presbyopia series.

CPD Ref: C-106502

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This is the second case study on fitting presbyopic patients with contact lenses, part of Docet’s Contact Lenses: Presbyopia module. This case looks at the re-fitting of a typical presbyopic contact lens wearer with multifocal lenses. The patient’s lifestyle is considered as the case works through the steps of successfully fitting and modifying two soft multifocal contact lens designs. This course will help an optometrist build their confidence fitting common multifocal lenses and discuss how to effectively communicate with the patient.

Topics: Presbyopia, Tear film, Dry eye, Tears, Multifocal, Monovision, Contact lenses, Soft, Aftercare, Presbyopia series.

CPD Ref: C-107122

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

Domains: Clinical practice, Communication


This is the third case study on fitting presbyopic patients with contact lenses, part of Docet’s Contact Lenses: Presbyopia module. This case looks at fitting a challenging presbyopic contact lens wearer with RGP toric multifocal lenses. The patient’s lifestyle is considered as the case works through the steps of successfully fitting and modifying the RGP lenses. This course will help an optometrist build their confidence around fitting a more complex presbyopic patient.

Topics: Presbyopia, Tear film, Dry eye, Tears, Multifocal, Monovision, Contact lenses, RGP, Toric, Aftercare, Presbyopia series.

CPD Ref: C-101847

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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-100457

CPD Points: 

CPD Type: Non-interactive

Closing Date: 31 December 2024

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: 31 December 2024

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.

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