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CET competency finders

Looking for that elusive CET competency before the end of the year? Check out our handy CET competency finders, listing all current Spectrum CET modules by practitioner and competency groups. In order to count towards | more

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CET – Patient communication

Adam Wannell considers communication techniques from medical practice that optometrists and dispensing opticians can use in their own patient interactions to ensure a patient-centred approach – particularly important with acute presentations. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | | more

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CET – Colour vision – Part 1: the meaning of colour

Patients with colour vision deficiencies will expect their eye care practitioners to be able to provide advice on both the cause and impact of their conditions. This article explains the physical and physiological basis of normal colour vision as well the congenital and acquired colour vision deficiencies which can occur. | more

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CET – Complications of PVD

With most patients experiencing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) over the course of their life, it is something all optometrists are familiar with. Whilst the majority of PVDs are uncomplicated, some can result in secondary complications that can have a serious impact on vision. This article reviews the process of PVD, along with the associated secondary complications that can occur. | more

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CET – Assessment and management of convergence insufficiency

This 1 point interactive CET article from Specsavers provides a revision of convergence insufficiency, a common binocular vision problem. Current research on the effectiveness of practice or home-based treatments is examined in this article to enable the practitioner to decide on the most appropriate management for this condition. | more

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CET – Adapting clinical practice to support patients with communication issues

By Jo Watkins, Consultant Psychiatrist working within the NHS. She has a special interest in people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome and other visual phenomena associated with sight loss. The module will detail the impact of a range of mental health conditions in adults on communication needs, and understand appropriate ways to plan and adapt communication to optimise eyecare delivery for patients with dementia or autistic spectrum disorders..