DOCET (the Directorate of Optometric Continuing Education and Training) was set up by the Department of Health to manage government funds for the provision of continuing education and training (CET) for all UK registered optometrists.  More information about DOCET.

We support your continuing professional development by providing:

DOCET (the Directorate of Optometric Continuing Education and Training) was set up by the Department of Health to manage government funds for the provision of continuing education and training (CET) for all UK registered optometrists.  More information about DOCET.

We support your continuing professional development by providing:

All the materials DOCET publishes are available online and you can also access them via any mobile device including iPads, iPhones, other smartphones or tablet pcs. Optometric Quarterly (OQ), our regular audio CET programme, is also available as a free iPhone app and free podcast.

For busy optometrists who are often short of time, all our audio-visual training programmes feature clear chapter listings which means it is easy to view or listen to them chapter by chapter whenever it is convenient for you.  With all our materials available online, from January 2015 DOCET is no longer sending DVDs and CDs to everyone unless they opt in.  If you want to opt in to receive material in DVD and/or CD format please complete the online form and we will add you to the mailing list. 

We would be delighted to receive your feedback on the website or on any DOCET resources - you can email us at enquiries@docet.info.

All the materials DOCET publishes are available online and you can also access them via any mobile device including iPads, iPhones, other smartphones or tablet pcs. Optometric Quarterly (OQ), our regular audio CET programme, is also available as a free iPhone app and free podcast.

For busy optometrists who are often short of time, all our audio-visual training programmes feature clear chapter listings which means it is easy to view or listen to them chapter by chapter whenever it is convenient for you.  With all our materials available online, from January 2015 DOCET is no longer sending DVDs and CDs to everyone unless they opt in.  If you want to opt in to receive material in DVD and/or CD format please complete the online form and we will add you to the mailing list. 

We would be delighted to receive your feedback on the website or on any DOCET resources - you can email us at enquiries@docet.info.

What's New

Welcome to 2015 - the last in the current CET cycle.

2015 is the last in the current three year CET cycle. All UK registered optometrists are required to gain at least six CET points by the end of each year and a minimum of 36 points over the complete three-year cycle in order to maintain their registration. There are currently 22 CET points available in the CET Zone - all easily accessed via computer, tablet or smartphone. Make a new year's resolution not to leave your training until the last minute - and enjoy a successful and panic-free year!

 

DOCET launches Safeguarding Children training (Level 2)

DOCET has updated its Safeguarding Children training to Level 2/Core, in line with the latest Optical Confederation guidance. This is now available in the CET Zone, free of charge, to all UK registered optometrists. On completing the training and multiple choice quiz learners will gain 1 CET point and can print off a certificate of completion. Newly qualified optometrists and those looking to join the NHS performers list can access DOCET's training as soon as they have a fully qualified GOC number by emailing enquiries@docet.info Safeguarding Adults Level 2 training coming soon.

 

Are you ready for the ageing eye?

DOCET's comprehensive new series of CET materials on the ageing eye is being published throughout 2014-15 onwards. Against the background of our ageing population, this series aims to improve optometrists' understanding of a wide range of conditions and challenges that face their older patients. Click the link above to find out more about the whole series, and go to the CET Zone to find currently available modules.

 

New DOCET Funding area updates

DOCET's updated funding application and claim forms are now available. We've also made some improvements to the online funding area with a new option to register as a user, enabling you to save and copy forms and to view your application and claim history. Click the link above to find out more.

 

Peer discussion and facilitation materials for optometrists

DOCET has launched a range of peer discussion and facilitation materials for optometrists. Includes free case studies, facilitation skills training and guidance and template documents to use. Full details in the Peer Discussion area.

 
DOCET website goes mobile

DOCET website goes mobile

You can now visit www.docet.info via your smartphone or tablet pc. 3G minimum required.

 

CET-zone Archive

Latest CET Resources

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There are currently 25 CET points available

The Ageing Eye: Adapting the routine - Domiciliary eyecare

Key information, guidance and tips from experts about all aspects of domiciliary eye examinations, either in patients' own homes or in a care/nursing home setting. The programme considers common preconceptions and challenges that optometrists may face and techniques to ensure patients receive the highest level of care when being examined at home. 3 interactive CET points.

View in the CET Zone

Binocular Vision (C-39595)

Fully updated for 2015, this is a step by step practical guide to the various techniques required in practice to assess the binocular status of patients, both young and old. Includes a brand new section using case studies to consider appropriate management options. 2 interactive CET points.

View in the CET Zone

OQ 93 (C-40061)

DOCET's regular audio magazine programme on topical issues and advances in optometry. The latest edition features items on in-practice DNA screening, digital eye strain, and developments in cinema technology for visually impaired audiences, plus our regular Quarterly Review of academic journal articles. 1 CET point available.

View in the CET Zone

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