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Eye injury remains a significant cause of monocular visual impairment and blindness in monocular patients. This is the second of two articles in which Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black explore personal eye protection and prescription safety spectacles. (C79053, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optical appliances Optical appliances
In the second of a two-part discussion of the various ways of assessing vision and visual acuity, Professor David Thomson focuses upon the measurement of near acuity and then focuses on some newer developments in the way vision may be assessed that make use of the latest technology (C78990, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Assessment of visual function Refractive management
In the second of two articles looking at the role that multifocal contact lenses can play in the correction of presbyopia, Professor Kathy Dumbleton, Dr Debbie Laughton and Dr Jennifer Palombi discuss prescribing trends, recommendations for prescribing, supplemental fitting tools and patient satisfaction (C78925, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces the second VRICS CET exercise based around the Essential Contact Lenses series that concluded earlier this year (C78947, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
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Pharmacovigilance 1

Closing Date: 24/09/2021

In the first of two articles offering an overview of pharmacovigilance and its relevance to eye care practice, Dr Doina Gherghel explains both the concept and its associated legislation (C78866, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Healthcare system
In the first of a two-part discussion of the various ways of assessing vision and visual acuity, Professor David Thomson focuses on distance charts of both high and variable contrast (C78864, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Assessment of visual function Refractive management
Eye injury remains a significant cause of monocular visual impairment, and blindness in monocular patients. This is the first of two articles in which Peter Black and Tina Arbon Black explore personal eye protection and prescription safety spectacles. (C78821 suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optical appliances Standards of practice Optical appliances Standards of practice
Ian Davies introduces a third interactive CET exercise based upon his recent series on communication, this time looking at patient education (C76605, one interactive CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Professor Nicola Logan offers an overview of the various myopia management strategies and reviews the evidence base behind them (C78774, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces a new interactive CET exercise based upon the recent Essential Contact Lens Practice series (C 78749, one interactive distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Communication Contact lenses Communication Contact lenses Communication Contact lenses
In the first of two articles discussing multifocal contact lenses, Professor Kathy Dumbleton, Dr Debbie Laughton and Dr Jennifer Palombi provide an overview of current attitudes and beliefs relating to presbyopia and contact lens correction. (C 78718, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Beth Ralph and Phil Thompson explain the concept of extended depth of focus in new contact lens designs which offers a further option in optimising the correction of our presbyopic patients. (C78739, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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Health care is under greater pressure than ever before, Neil Retallic and Sheena Shah ask the question… as eye care professionals how can we gain concurrence from our patients to follow our professional advice regarding their ocular and mental health? (C78652, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
Bill Harvey concludes his series looking at the use of digital technology in the management of low vision patients with a discussion of adaptive technology (C78660, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optical appliances Standards of practice Low vision Optical appliances Standards of practice
In the first in a series looking at myopia and its management in children, Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor discusses the nature and prevalence of myopia, its risk factors and the impact it is predicted to have upon individuals and healthcare systems across Europe (C78622, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Ocular disease Standards of practice Standards of practice
Because of the potential to do harm, paediatric dispensing is a key skill and core competency for all dispensing opticians and optometrists – especially those that supervise others and ‘sign off’ children’s spectacles dispensing. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black cover the essentials of the art, science and legalities of dispensing to children (C78587 suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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Bill Harvey introduces the first of several CET exercises that are based around the series on contact lens practice that concluded last month (C78565, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and contact lens opticians)
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The importance of confirming informed consent affects much of modern clinical practice (see page 23 of this week’s CET, for example). In the next in his series on the subject, Dr Nizar Hirji introduces a case scenario for discussion based around a patient for whom dilation is considered (C78412, one interactive distance learning point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Communication Standards of practice Communication Standards of practice
In the fourth article in this series, Bill Harvey continues his review of some of the more useful apps that might benefit our patients with sight loss (C78518, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
Optical appliances Standards of practice Low vision Optical appliances Standards of practice
Dr Rohit Narayan concludes his series of reviews of the latest research into the association between various aspects of lifestyle and eye disease by describing how our current knowledge may help us to develop a strategy for the earlier detection of disease and giving advice to patients that may help prevent future disease (C78439, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists and dispensing opticians)
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The sale of optical appliances is governed partly by ordinary consumer legislation and specifically through the Opticians Act and the various orders of the General Optical Council. Here Tina Arbon Black and Peter Black take a look at the legislation, regulations and standards that apply to ophthalmic dispensing (C78399, suitable as one distance learning CET point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians)
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In the final article in our major series about modern contact lens practice edited by Dr Rachel Hiscox, Dr Manbir Nagra takes a look at some of the exciting developments in contact lens practice likely to impact on eye care in the future. (C78338, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
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In the latest in our series looking at techniques undertaken by specialist optometrists, Andrew Matheson discusses the use of the YAG laser in managing posterior capsular opacification (c suitable for one distance learning CET point for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists)
Ocular disease Options
The assessment and management of dry eye disease is an increasingly significant part of the eye care professional’s role. In this review article, Dr Doina Gherghel looks at the latest evidence for the association between a wide range of systemic diseases and dry eye disease (C78162, one distance learning CET point suitable for optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians)
Communication Ocular disease Ocular abnormalities