DOCET distance learning

High quality video and audio learning with CET points for all fully qualified optometrists.

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DOCET (The Directorate of Optometric Continuing Education and Training) is administered by The College of Optometrists, offering CET opportunities for College members and non-members. 

DOCET offers a great range of video and audio learning for CET across a wide range of topics relevant to everyday optometry. The online learning also includes a fantastic library of past materials with no CET points attached, which may be freely accessed by students, pre-registration optometrists and dispensing opticians.  

Popular CET courses

The Young Eye: Embryology, Parts one to four

This four-part series follows the developmental journey of one foetus from conception through to birth. We examine the visual issues that can arise at each developmental stage and the clinical conditions they result in. We look at genetics and inheritance of a range of eye conditions, how external and internal influence may trigger eye disease and discuss the issue that might arise during and after birth. 4 non-interactive CET points.

Advances in eyecare: Referrals 2

Following on from our previous referrals special, this audio course aims to show how pathways are developing at both national and local level and includes interviews with key players in developing new approaches to primary care management of eye disease. It also includes updates on NICE and SIGN guidelines. 1 interactive and 1 non-interactive CET point, including IP competency.

Contact lenses: Fitting astigmatic patients Part 1 and Part 2

The course advises on appropriate lens choice for astigmatic patients with the help of patient case studies, peer discussions and expert videos and covers presenting signs and symptoms, causes and management of a range of common RGP contact lens complications. 1 interactive and 1 non-interactive CET point.

Anterior Eye

This course presents various anterior eye disorders and takes practitioners through the presentation, examination, diagnosis and management of those external eye conditions. Up to 6 CET points, including interactive, non-interactive and IP competencies.

Safeguarding children for optometrists (Level 2)

This course will help you refresh your knowledge and gain 1 CET point.

Safeguarding adults for optometrists (Level 2)

This course will help you refresh your knowledge and gain 1 CET point.



Contact DOCET

For more information about DOCET, please contact them at or call on 020 7766 4349.


This is very informative for both newly qualified and experienced optometrists and presented in a logical and clear way, with extra material via links to read and store for future use.

Community optometrist - multiple practice on Contact Lenses: Core Skills - Fitting and Aftercare