The College of Optometrists’ Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize to take place as month-long online learning event

  • 25 Feb 2021

The College of Optometrists is running Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize as a month-long online learning event for members, starting from Tuesday 2 March.

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The online event, which showcases highlights from Optometry Tomorrow 2020, features 15 sessions including webinars, peer discussions and discussion workshops as well as some brand new content including triaging myopia and managing mental health. Delegates will have the opportunity to earn up to 17 interactive CET points across the month.

On 23 March, Dr Rowan Candy from the Indiana University School of Optometry, USA, will deliver her keynote lecture; ‘Is this young child going to be at risk for strabismus or amblyopia?’. Other highlights include Dr Dan Rosser MCOptom presenting his lecture ‘Glaucoma laser treatments; what are they and should optometrists be doing them?’ on 10 March and Dr Benjamin Wakerley presenting ‘A headache for optometrists’ on 17 March. The full programme can be viewed online here.

College President, Colin Davidson FCOptom, said: “We are excited to be able to bring Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize to our members in their own homes. We have such a range of high quality CET sessions, and we have drawn some of the most respected practitioners from the eye health sector as speakers and presenters. I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of members virtually across the month.” 

The majority of the lectures and sessions are free to attend for College members, but workshop tickets can be purchased for £20. Workshop places are limited. Sessions can be booked online.

Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize is sponsored by Platinum sponsors, Johnson & Johnson Vision and DOCET and silver sponsors, Scope.

The College has an extensive online learning and events programme which can be accessed through the website: www.college-optometrists.org/learning.

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Notes to Editors

The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.

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