9 November 2011 Return to news listings
In an exciting new development, DOCET (Directorate of Optometric Continuing Education and Training) has launched a new iPhone app to assist optometrists to stay up to date and accumulate CET (continuing education and training) points on the move.
The DOCET OQ app is free and enables optometrists who use an iPhone to listen to the latest editions of the long-running “Optometric Quarterly” (OQ) audio programme tracks, view track information, complete the related multiple choice questions and submit answers to gain their CET points, straight from their iPhone.
Users are also able to submit feedback on the latest edition of OQ, send topic suggestions for future episodes and find more information on DOCET.
Accessing the app is straightforward. iPhone users just need to open iTunes, go to the App Store and enter 'DOCET OQ' in the Search Store box, to be taken to the free download link.
More information and a handy user guide for the app are also available online via the website: www.docet.info where DOCET resources are also now available online.
On the newly updated website visitors can find:
A series of new resources have also been published by DOCET this year, which have been sent free of charge to all UK optometrists registered with the GOC (General Optical Council).
These have included the regular editions of Optometric Quarterly and new DVDs on Age Related Macular Degeneration, Optometry and Ethnicity, new optometric technologies and equipment called “i-Instruments” and Dementia & Optometry, which are worth between 2 and 4 CET points each.
There will be new DOCET materials coming soon, including DVDs on topics including glaucoma and clinical decision making.
DOCET also provides some financial support for locally organised CET lectures, conferences and workshops around the country.
More information: www.docet.info