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  • Free interactive CET evening event for College members


6pm - 9.30pm, 13 June 2017 Add to calendar

Interactive CET event

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Your next free member CET event in the Scotland region will take place in Stirling on 13 June 2017 from 6pm.

The evening will consist of an interactive lecture followed by a peer discussion.

Lecture: 1 interactive CET point

Peer discussion: 3 interactive CET points

Expected timings for the evening

6.00pm Registration - buffet and networking

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.                           

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6.40pm Welcome

A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activites. 

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7.00pm Lecture by Roddy O'Kane

"You found it, I removed it. I got the bottle of wine! - neuro-ophthalmology and the eye care practitioner"


Neuro-ophthalmological findings are a common presentation of intracranial pathology. Early detection and surveillance of these findings has provided improved outcomes across many of these pathological processes.
The lecture will illustrate, by example, various neuro-ophthalmological findings that led to the diagnosis of some of these conditions and the subsequent management will be discussed. Extra-ocular manifestations of various disease processes will also be highlighted that may help guide the diagnosis.

Number of CET points: 1 interactive point

Target group: Optometrist, Dispensing Optician


Optometrist: Communication, Ocular examination and Ocular disease

Dispensing Optician: Communication, Ocular examination, Ocular abnormalities

Learning objectives: 

  • To appreciate for the significance of a full and detailed history and symptoms in relation to possible underlying conditions that may give rise to neuro-ophthalmological findings
  • To appreciate for the significance of a full and detailed history and symptoms in relation to possible underlying conditions that may give rise to neuro-ophthalmological findings
  • To understand visual field analysis in determining the location of lesions in the visual pathway
  • To understand the potential urgency for onward referral required for the various neuro-ophthalmological findings that may be encountered in practice
  • To understand the neuro-ophthalmological signs and symptoms that may constitute an ocular emergency and how the patient should be managed.

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8.00pm Refreshments and networking

This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors. 

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8.20pm Peer discussion

The peer discussion session will help optometrists improve their standards of patient care by discussing cases that are based on real practice with a small group of fellow clinicians. Discussing various approaches among peers stimulates interest and broadens perspectives as different practitioners may approach clinical and ethical problems in different ways. 

Number CET points: 3 interactive points

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Contact lenses and Ocular disease

Learning objectives: 

  • To be able to manage the patient's expectations when fitting multifocal contact lenses
  • To be able to explain to patients all relevant information about a product, adapting your language as appropriate
  • To be able to ensure the patient is given all the information they need to safely use their contact lenses
  • To understand the importance of refraining from unecessary or disparaging comments which could make a patient doubt your colleague
  • To understand the importance of respecting a patient's right to complain
  • To recommend and manage the correction of presbyopic patients using contact lenses
  • To be able to respond with kindness and understanding, where the patient may be distressed by your findings
  • To be able to explain your colleague's findings professionally without making unnecssary or disaparing comments 
  • To be able to interpret the symptoms and findings of the patient
  • To be able to manage a patient presenting with possible macula pathology
  • To be able to identify and respond to a patient's fear and anxiety regarding their visual welfare
  • To be able to give patients information in a way that they can understand
  • To be able to understand the importance of staying up-to-date with current good practice, taking into accound the relevant clinical research and published evidence base

Target group: Optometrist

The peer discussion is only open to fully qualified members. Students and pre-registration optometrists will not be able to attend the peer discussions, however are welcome to attend the lecture. Non-member are not permitted to attend the event. 


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Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.

Privacy Notice

The College of Optometrists will use all personal and contact information supplied as part of this event application to process your booking and to provide you with information about the event. We will also use your email address and mobile phone number to update our membership records. The College would like to use your email and postal addresses to send you general College news and information on the College’s products and services, including our future events. You may opt out of receiving College communications at any time by contacting the College. The College uses personal information for statistical purposes and, when not anonymised, we seek consent. 

Contact Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert on +44(0)20 7766 4347 or email if you have any queries.

Venue and travel details

Stirling Management Centre (Stirling Court Hotel)

University of Stirling Campus 

Tel: 01786 451 666