Your next free member CET event in the South East region will take place in Camberley on Tuesday 17 April from 6pm.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point
Peer discussion: 3 interactive CET points
Expected timings for the evening
This is an opportunity to have something to eat whilst networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. We encourage you to arrive by 6pm to allow yourself plenty of time to park, register and have a bite to eat.
A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activities.
Lecture: The Impact of lifestyle on eye health by Professor John Lawrenson FCOptom
This lecture will provide an overview of the evidence relating to modifiable lifestyle factors as risk factors in ocular disease e.g. cataract, AMD, and dry eye. It will also provide evidence-based recommendations for the likely benefit of targeting these factors. Particular emphasis will be given to nutrition and eye health and the potential value of micronutrient supplementation, the importance of smoking cessation and the putative role of blue light in retinal toxicity. In relation to smoking, strategies will be given to administer brief smoking cessation interventions that are feasible in community optometric practice.
Number of CET points: 1 interactive point
Target group: Optometrist
Competencies covered: Standards of Practice; Ocular Disease
- To review the evidence on lifestyle factors e.g. diet, smoking and exposure to sunlight in relation to risk of developing ocular disease
- To provide evidence-based advice to patients on lifestyle modifications
- To develop strategies to target modifiable risk factors e.g. smoking cessation and dietary modification.
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
This exciting new peer discussion will include a filmed case scenario on OCT communication skills - how to get it right. You will watch the film followed by peer discussion led by a facilitator.
- to be able to improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye condition giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient centred
- to be able to listen to patients and take account of their views, preferences and concerns, responding honestly and appropriately to their questions
- to be able to have an ability to investigate according to a patient's signs and symptoms and recognise common macular abnormalities and know when to refer.
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease.
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
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Venue and travel details
Complimentary car parking is accessible by driving to the front of the building and turn left at the roundabout. You will need to press the buzzer to call security from the barrier. Enter Alcon through the main entrance at the front of the building. You will register with Alcon staff and be given a name tag which will need to be returned to them when you leave.