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CET: Needs-based decision making in the context of COVID-19

Daniel Hardiman-McCartney considers some of the clinical considerations in deciding when it is appropriate to use tonometry, visual fields and other diagnostic and imaging tests in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | more

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CET: Sight, mobility, trips and falls

This article covers eye care professionals’ unsung contribution to the health of the nation – preventing injury. It includes a simple checklist of questions to help identify and address a person’s risk of falls, and a discussion of optical appliance considerations. 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | more

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CET: Tono-pen and I-Care tonometry

‘How to’ guidance on the use and accuracy of the Tono-Pen® and I-Care® tonometers, where it may not be possible to use slit lamp-mounted Goldmann tonometry. This article also looks at common variations in intraocular pressure and discusses their potential effect on measurement repeatability. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists or dispensing opticians | more

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CET: Contact lens series Part 5 – Complications of contact lens wear: microbial and sterile infiltrative keratitis

Optometrists – particularly those who are IP qualified – can now treat a wide range of red eye conditions, many of which are associated with CL-related ocular complications. This article discusses the diagnosis and management of CL-related microbial keratitis, referral guidelines, and the importance of consent in CL practice. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for contact lens opticians, optometrists, therapeutic optometrists and dispensing opticians | more

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CET: Infection control and waste disposal in clinical practice

Even before COVID-19, infection control and waste disposal in clinical practice were essential. Whilst the guidance we adhere to is changing in response to the pandemic, this article is essential learning – clarifying the simple steps required to help prevent healthcare-associated infections. | 1 non-interactive point for optometrists, dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians. | more

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CET: The need to see beyond the eyes

Qualified sight loss rehabilitation assistant Daniel Williams – who is himself visually impaired – provides a unique perspective on the problems visually impaired people experience when visiting eye care practitioners and what reasonable adjustments should be made to better serve such patients. | 1 interactive or non-interactive point for optometrists and dispensing opticians | more