100% Optical – Saturday 25 January

Specsavers CET programme schedule

All day quizzes

Quiz 1: Cases in clinical optometry
One non-interactive general point. OO and TO
Authored by Magda Everett

A picture quiz to explore effective management of diabetic patients, cataracts and post-operative management.

Quiz 2: Cases in contact lenses
One non-interactive general point. CLO, OO and TO
Authored by Magda Everett

A picture quiz to explore cases of anterior eye problems which may present in contact lens practice.

Quiz 3: Cases in dispensing
One non-interactive general point. DO
Authored by Kirsteen Newman and Dr Nigel Best

A scenario-based quiz to explore cases of anterior eye problems and dispensing challenges. 

Quiz 4: Anterior eye and contact lens problems with RGP verification
One non-interactive general point. CLO
Authored by Magda Everett and Nimesh Thakor

A picture quiz to explore cases of anterior eye problems which may present in contact lens practice and the instruments and measurements for an RGP lens verification.


Peer discussion: Recall scenarios
Three peer discussion points. OO and DO
Presented by Paul Morris

A series of cases exploring recall habits linked to evidence-based practice. Communication with customers to empower them in making good choices, as well as considerations in prescribing and dispensing.


Discussion workshop: Visual fields – analysis and interpretation
Three interactive points. OO 
Presented by Magda Everett

Discussion workshop focusing on common eye conditions or symptoms reported by patients and the relevance of the visual field examination. Includes appropriate test selection, interpretation of results together with case information, and clinical decision making for patient management.

12:30 Main stage

The future of optometry: partnering with the NHS

One interactive general CET point. OO and DO
Presented by 
Doug Perkins, Peter Larsen and Paul Morris

Lecture on how treatment data can be harnessed – in independent practice and in multiples – to improve clinical outcomes, governance and provide irrefutable evidence to Government of the critical role of optometry in providing primary NHS care. 


Peer discussion: Anterior eye – investigating common cases
Three peer discussion points.
Presented by Dr Josie Forte

An interactive session investigating common pathology and issues affecting the anterior eye.


Discussion workshop: Patient-centred care
Three peer discussion points.
Presented by Will Lok

This discussion considers three community-based cases. Each case requires critical thinking and clinical decision making with a focus on patient-centred care and time management.


Discussion workshop: Review cases in OCT
Three interactive points.
Presented by Adam Wannell

This discussion workshop considers three OCT subsequent reviews which require critical thinking and clinical decision making in a community practice setting.


Magda Everett
BSc MCOptom DipTp (IP) Prof Cert Glaucoma Prof Cert Med Ret

Magdalena is an experienced independent prescribing optometrist, pre-registration optometrist supervisor and a WOPEC general assessor, and works in a community setting in Specsavers Chippenham and Melksham, Newmedica clinics and as a specialist optometrist in Bristol Eye Hospital. A strong advocate for post-graduate education, Magda contributes to the development of CET and professional training for Specsavers professional advancement department, while undertaking a Masters in Clinical Optometry.

Dr Josie Forte
DOptom BSc (Hons) MCOptom 

Josie graduated from Cardiff University in 1997 and began her optometry career in hospital practice. She went on to practise in New Zealand before returning to the UK to run her own successful independent practice for five years. She is currently the ophthalmic partner in five Specsavers practices, with added experience in domiciliary services. In 2016, Josie graduated from the Ophthalmic Doctorate programme at Aston University and is a head of enhanced optical services in the wider Specsavers Group. Josie has a keen interest in professional education and is currently a lead assessor for WOPEC, a trustee of the Inspiring Schools Partnership and trustee and council member of the General Optical Council.

Will Lok
BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO DipTp (IP) Prof Cert Glauc Prof Cert Med Ret

Will is dual-qualified as a dispensing optician and an optometrist as well as clinical director of Lok Optometric Consultants, a company which develops and delivers training material for optical conferences. Will qualified as a dispensing optician in 2005, an optometrist in 2010 and was awarded independent prescriber status in 2014 which he uses in daily practice. Will has considerable experience in developing and delivering CET peer discussion sessions at regional and national training events. After working as an enhanced optical services consultant for Specsavers, he went onto to become ophthalmic director of Specsavers in Kilmarnock in September 2019.

Paul Morris
BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Paul is the director of professional advancement for Specsavers. The role involves furthering clinical scope, professional services, standards and strategy for the group. Paul is also the ophthalmic director of the Bridgend and Porthcawl stores in South Wales. Outside of Specsavers, Paul has been a director of FODO, chair of the Optical Confederation IT and Information Committee, as well as an Optometry Wales vice-chair. He has previously worked as a clinical supervisor for the AOP and in a range of educational roles.

Adam Wannell
MSc DipSV DipGlauc DipTp (IP) MCOptom Prof Cert Med Ret

Adam is head of clinical optometry with responsibilities in both Specsavers and Newmedica for clinical training and development. Together with being a former head of enhanced optical services, his clinical background includes being the director of a community practice involved in the delivery of a range of enhanced services, a medical optometrist at the Bristol Eye Hospital and glaucoma module leader at WOPEC. He has postgraduate diplomas in therapeutics and glaucoma from the College of Optometrists, a diploma in sports vision, a Masters in Clinical Optometry from City, University of London and is registered as an independent prescriber. Alongside significant experience in delivering lectures, workshops and peer discussions, he has also completed a postgraduate clinical teaching module.

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