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If the event is Optometry Tomorrow, Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize, the Diploma Ceremony or a regional member CET event you can call 020 7766 4377/4347 to see if there are any spaces.
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Your next free member CET event in the Yorkshire and Humber region will take place in Leeds on Wednesday 26 June 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
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.
Optic disc dilemmas
The lecture will start by describing what to assess when examining a patient who presents with a potential optic nerve problem. Emphasis will be on history taking, clinical features and techniques that are used to assess the patient’s optic nerve. This will be highlighted with the use of case examples of patients seen in clinic.
The talk will include referral guidance, including how urgently to refer based on the clinical findings.
Target group: Optometrist
- To understand the importance of history taking in patients presenting with possible optic nerve problems
- To understand the different examination techniques used for patients presenting with possible optic nerve problems
- To understand how urgently to refer patients presenting with possible optic problems
Competencies covered: Communication, Ocular disease, Standards of practice and Ocular examination
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
The peer discussion will cover cases on low vision, a patient with severe learning disability and a patient with tired, achey eyes.
Identify patient concerns and anxieties regarding their visual function and explain clearly the implications of common eye diseases that can lead to visual impairment
Identify patients who would benefit from low vision aids and provide advice on the different types available
Provide advice on lighting and contrast to enhance visual performance
Make appropriate referrals for visually impaired patients and understand how they can access services.
Know how to communicate with non-verbal patients in a clear and comfortable way, being aware of the importance of body language
Know how to communicate effectively with a carer who accompanies a non-verbal adult with learning disabilities
Understand signals which could indicate a patient’s lack of capacity to consent
Understand your legal obligations in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults
Elicit details of significant symptoms and understand the relevance of symptoms
Ask appropriate and relevant questions to follow up on reported symptoms
Evaluate risk factors, identify findings and decide on a referral pathway
Understand treatment options for a patient with this condition
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
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Venue and travel details
Please note car parking is off site at the Trinity car park located just across Trevelyan Square (LS1 4AG), charged at £9 daily. Delegates will need to validate their tickets at the hotel concierge. If delegates arrive after 5pm parking is £4 and you will not need to validate your ticket at the hotel reception.
The nearest train station is Leeds City, which is 0.1 miles from the hotel.