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

Modern Imaging in Eye Care

The development of digital imaging systems for optometry has reached the point where they are an integral part of eye health assessment. The course covers various instruments and how they work, why they are useful and how they can be used most effectively. The four parts of this course cover image capture and storage, digital cameras, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). 4 non-interactive CET points.

Examining patients with learning disabilities

This three part course aims to challenge the perception that treating patients with learning disabilities can be daunting and aims to build optometrists’ confidence when examining this patient group. Part one looks at the clinical background, part two covers the appointment and in part three we discuss dispensing, aftercare and how to navigate the legalities around capacity, consent and confidentiality. 2 non-interactive and 1 interactive CET point.

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 non-interactive CET point, including IP competency.

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 3 non-interactive CET points, including IP competencies.

Safeguarding children for optometrists - Level 2 (updated 2020)

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

Safeguarding adults for optometrists - Level 2 (updated 2020)

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.


I am now more aware of how to achieve better quality images for more accurate comparison and better patient care.

Locum optometrist on Modern Imaging in Eye Care: Part Two – Digital Cameras