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Latest CET

Smoking interactive

Closing Date: 26/06/2020

Bill Harvey introduces this month’s interactive CET which focuses upon the role of the eye care professional in influencing a lifestyle choice with serious implications for health (C71983, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact lenses Standards of practice Ocular disease Standards of practice Standards of practice Interactive
As the Covid-19 pandemic forces eye care professionals to look to new methods of patient assessment to minimise interpersonal contact and interest in teleoptometry increases, Bill Harvey offers an overview of the various methods involved and looks at the evidence regarding its continued influence in the post-pandemic age (C75728 one distance learning CET point, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Standards of practice Standards of practice
Dr Doina Gherghel continues our series looking at the potential ocular adverse impact of a range of commonly prescribed systemic drugs with a look at those used in treating diseases, both mental and physical, affecting the central nervous system (C75632, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
As the evidence of an association between the SARS-CoV-2 and red eye mounts, Bill Harvey offers a revision of viral conjunctivitis and discusses the implications of its management (C75681, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular examination Standards of practice Options

Navigating informed consent

Closing Date: 12/06/2020

Dr Nizar K Hirji discusses the concept of informed consent, why it is important, how it is obtained from patients of varying mental capacity, and the existing legislation which practitioners need to abide by (C75574, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians, dispensing opticians and therapeutic optometrists)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice Decision making
In the latest in our series discussing the significance of communication and its influence on interaction with our patients, Ian Davies focuses on written communication, including the uses of questionnaires and social media (C75158, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Standards of practice Standards of practice Standards of practice

Hearing impairment

Closing Date: 04/06/2020

This month’s interactive CET is designed to encourage discussion of how best to deal with patients with a hearing impairment, both in terms of identifying a problem and in knowing what help might be available
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice Self & others Interactive
Prof Lyndon Jones, Karen Walsh, Prof Mark Willcox, Prof Philip Morgan and Prof Jason Nichols explain the key points from a new review of the evidence concerning the impact of SARS-CoV-2 upon contact lens practice (C75315, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians, dispensing opticians and therapeutic optometrists). This module is open to non-subscribers of Optician. If you have never registered for CET with Optician, you will need to go to https://cet.opticianonline.net/registration. After registering, you will then need to login using the email address and password provided during registration. Lapsed subscribers of Optician can login with the username and password previously used.
Standards of practice Standards of practice Standards of practice Knowledge

Obesity and ocular health

Closing Date: 19/06/2020

Dr Doina Gherghel and Nisha Ramchandani look at the various ocular conditions with an association with obesity (C71206, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Ocular disease Ocular abnormalities

Digital Eyestrain Interactive

Closing Date: 12/06/2020

Accompanying the survey we publish this week looking at the likelihood of digital eye strain in a group of digital display users, Bill Harvey introduces a new online interactive exercise aimed at getting you thinking about possible management options for these patients (C59410, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Binocular vision Communication Optical appliances Communication Optical appliances Refractive management Interactive

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This month’s interactive CET is designed to encourage consideration of the published evidence for techniques hoping to slow myopic progression. Bill Harvey explains (C60318, one interactive point for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the seventh article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Byki Huntjens offers a practical overview of the key aspects and principles associated with spherical soft contact lens fitting (C75433, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact lenses Contact lenses Contact lenses
Dr Doina Gherghel continues our series looking at the potential ocular adverse impact of a range of commonly prescribed systemic drugs with a look at those addressing diabetes, endocrine and rheumatic diseases (C75361, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
Nick Atkins reviews the importance of hand hygiene in clinical practice (C75198, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Standards of practice Standards of practice Standards of practice
In this, the second in the series Fundamentals of Eye Care Practice, Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black take a timely look at infection control procedures in optical practice (C75195, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Standards of practice Standards of practice
In the latest in our series looking at new developments and advanced techniques in anterior eye management, Andrew Matheson considers intense pulsed light or IPL therapy (C75140, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and therapeutic optometrists)
Standards of practice Ocular examination
Dr Doina Gherghel begins a series looking at the potential ocular adverse impact of a range of commonly prescribed systemic drugs with a look at those addressing cardiovascular and cardiac diseases (C75070, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
In the first in a series of articles relating to the many aspects of Standards of Practice introduced by the General Optical Council for optometrists and dispensing opticians in 2016, and for optical businesses in 2019, Peter Black considers health and safety as it relates to optometric and optical practice. This series is distinct from but complements our continuing Fundamentals of Ophthalmic Dispensing series. (C75040, one distance learning CET suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Standards of practice Standards of practice
In the next in our series discussing the significance of communication and its influence upon interaction with our patients, Ian Davies focuses upon non- verbal behaviour (C 74787, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
In the sixth article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Robyn Marsden look at the selection of the most appropriate lens for a patient (C74785, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Contact lenses Contact lenses Contact lenses
Andy Sanders takes a look at the published evidence for the impact on ocular and visual health (C74734, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Ocular disease Standards of practice Optical appliances Standards of practice
Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black explore how practices can act to prevent the need for repairs in the first place, and how, when repairs are necessary, they can be carried out efficiently and to a high standard (C74661, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians).
Optical appliances Optical appliances
Dr Doina Gherghel discusses the implications of the use of ophthalmic drugs for pregnant women (C74545, one distance learning CET point, suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Knowledge
Continuing our series discussing the significance of communication and its influence upon interaction with our patients, Ian Davies focuses upon speech and verbal behaviour (C74543, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
Bill Harvey and Stanley Keys introduce a new online interactive CET exercise looking at the best approach to manage ocular trauma presenting in primary care practice (C74535, one interactive CET point, suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Ocular disease Standards of practice Ocular abnormalities Standards of practice
Bill Harvey introduces a new VRICS exercise available online (C74536, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
Ocular examination Ocular examination