World-class CET at Optrafair

Help us transform the nation’s eye health

Join Specsavers at Optrafair in Birmingham, 14 to 16 April

Experience Specsavers’ world-class CET programme at Optrafair stand C10

Peer discussions, lectures, discussion workshops and quizzes.
Up to 16 CET points available every day.

Lecture – The dream partnership: closing the gap between ophthalmology and optometry

Specsavers clinical services director Giles Edmonds, Newmedica MD Darshak Shah, and consultant ophthalmologist Nigel Kirkpatrick discuss how ophthalmologists and optometrists can work together in the community to provide high quality eyecare to patients.

Discover outstanding career and partnership opportunities

Discussion workshops:

Glaucoma decision making (C-58435)
Discussion of best practice in the integration of clinical data to improve decision making in cases of suspected glaucoma

3 interactive general points for OO

Presented by Satvinder Soomal

I’ve lost my sight: Patient presentations (C-58442)
Exploration of patient-centred investigation and management in cases involving visual loss

3 interactive general points for OO and DO

Presented by Satvinder Soomal

Peer discussions:

Oculoplastics: What advice should we give? (C-58443)
Discussion of investigation of management and referral of common oculoplastic conditions

3 interactive peer review points for OO and TO

Presented by Paul Morris

How urgent is this case? (C-58444)
Case-based exploration of referral decision making

3 interactive peer review points for OO

Presented by Daniel Hardiman-McCartney

Kids give me a headache! (C-58440)
Discussion of investigation, management and referral of conditions in under 16s (including binocular vision)

3 interactive peer review points for OO and DO

Presented by Judy Lea


Image interpretation and management of contact lens complications (C-58840)
A non-interactive picture quiz to explore the diagnosis and management of problems which may present in contact lens practice

1 non-interactive general point for OO and CLO

Authored by Dr Nigel Best

Contact lenses and ocular abnormalities for dispensing opticians (C-58866)
A non-interactive picture quiz to explore decisions on patient advice and management concerning ocular abnormalities and contact lenses which could be faced by a dispensing optician working in a multidisciplinary eyecare team

1 non-interactive general point for DO, CLO

Authored by Dr Nigel Best

About the presenters

Paul Morris BSc (Hons) MCOptom

As the director of Professional Advancement for Specsavers UK and Ireland, Paul’s role is to further the clinical scope, professional services, standards, training and future strategy for the group. Paul contributes to Specsavers postgraduate and peer review facilitator training and is a CET article and case author. Paul has held positions within the Hospital Eye Service as well as the School of Optometry & Visual Science in Cardiff. He is also the ophthalmic director of Specsavers in Bridgend and Porthcawl and works with the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC).

Satvinder Singh Soomal BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBCLA FBDO

After qualifying with a first-class honours degree in optometry from Anglia Ruskin University, Satvinder worked in hospital optometry and community practice roles including a specialist contact lens lecturer. Satvinder has also held the post of senior specialist optometrist, optometry manager and deputy head of optometry Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, City Hospital, working in clinics such as contact lenses, diabetes, glaucoma, general ophthalmology, low vision and paediatrics for 10 years. He obtained a fellowship of the BCLA in 2016 and is director of the Specsavers Daventry practice and a head of enhanced optical services for Specsavers.

Mike Horler BSc (Homs) MCOptom Cert Oc Pharm Oc Therapeutics

Mike is the ophthalmic director and clinical lead at Specsavers in Brighton. Alongside this varied role, Mike also works as a specialist optometrist in the macula clinic at Sussex Eye Hospital and is an AMD community optometrist with special interest in Brighton & Hove.

Judy Lea BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Judy is the ophthalmic director at Specsavers in Longton and also works as a specialist optometrist in the corneal clinic at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. She is a community optometrist participating in paediatric shared care, minor eye conditions and glaucoma referral andrefinement schemes. She is a pre-registration assessor for the College of Optometrists and also a lead and general assessor for WOPEC. She writes a column for Optician’s ‘View from the High Street’ and has qualified as a CAVA assessor which enables her to deliver training for the new NOCN diabetic screener and grader qualification.

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney BSc MCOptom Prof Cert Glau

Daniel has over 20 years’ experience working in optics. He is a consultant to Specsavers’ professional advancement team, a glaucoma specialist optometrist with Newmedica and is employed by the College of Optometrists as a clinical adviser. He has previously been managing director of an optical practice in Cambridge, a clinician at Anglia Ruskin University and a senior glaucoma optometrist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Daniel is well known for his public engagement work raising the profile of optometry and the importance of good eye health.

Will Lok BSc MCOptom FBDO Dip Tp (IP)

Will is dual qualified as a dispensing optician and optometrist as well as clinical director of Lok Optometric Consultants Ltd, a company which develops and delivers training material for optical conferences. Will qualified as a dispensing optician in October 2005, an optometrist in August 2010 and was awarded independent prescriber status in June 2014. Will has considerable experience of developing and delivering CET peer discussion sessions at regional and national training events.

Kevin Liu MOptom (Hons) MCOptom

Kevin started his career as a science secondary school teacher before retraining at the University of Manchester where he graduated with a Masters of Optometry. Since then, he has worked as an optometrist and held roles as a lecturer in optometry at the University of Manchester and as head of optometry development for Specsavers. Kevin is now the optometrist director at Specsavers in Altrincham and in Sale. He continues to be involved in optometric advancement as a faculty member at the Vision Care Institute. Kevin maintains an active role in the development of pre-reg and newly qualified optometrists and is an OSCE examiner with the College of Optometrists and a lead assessor for WOPEC.

Mike Dearlove BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Mike Dearlove is the ophthalmic director at Specsavers in both Bradford and Girlington as well as a head of enhanced optical services for Specsavers in the region. He has been an examiner for the College of Optometrists since 2000 and is also a lead assessor for the Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre in both glaucoma and MECs.

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