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CET – Infection prevention and control in optometric practice

Peter Black examines the issues that have led to infection prevention and control rising up the optometric agenda in recent years. In defining infection and infection control, it is necessary to understand the basics of microbiology, the types of organism that can cause infection, and how infection is transmitted.
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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..

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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 – 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 – Keratoconus series

Now offering interactive points, this three-part CET series considers the nature of keratoconus and its management and the benefits of collagen cross linking. | more