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, any users still on our postal distribution list can now opt out of receiving DVDs or CDs by post if they wish.  Click to complete the online form.

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, any users still on our postal distribution list can now opt out of receiving DVDs or CDs by post if they wish.  Click to complete the online form.

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

Update on safeguarding training Autumn 2014

In light of new Optical Confederation and intercollegiate guidance on safeguarding, DOCET is working to update its CET modules for optometrists on safeguarding children and adults as soon as possible, to meet Level 2 standards. Click the link above to find out more.

 
CET deadline for DOCET points in 2014

CET deadline for DOCET points in 2014

If you want to get CET points for DOCET training in 2014, the deadline for submissions will be 12 noon on Friday 5 December 2014. For interactive CET programmes this means you will need to have passed the MCQs AND completed the interactive exercise by the deadline. See CET Zone for more details.

 

DOCET Info September 2014

'DOCET Info' regular email alerts highlight new CET resources and keep optometrists informed with other DOCET news and reminders. Click above to read DOCET Info September 2014 in PDF format.

 

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.

 

DOCET Info July 2014

Our regular monthly email alerts highlight new CET resources and keep optometrists informed with other DOCET news and reminders. July 2014 features publication of a new 'Ageing Eye' module on Charles Bonnet syndrome and alerts on soon-to-expire CET resources. Click above to read DOCET Info July 2014. Contact us at enquiries@docet.info if you have not received DOCET Info by email and would like to be added to the mailing list.

 

CET points for C-36042

Please note: the CET for 'The Ageing Eye: Physiology & Pathology - Ocular' (C-36042) has now been made interactive (rather than non-interactive as originally advertised). This change is due to an error with the original GOC CET approval process. You will need to pass the MCQs and then carry out a short interactive exercise to earn 2 interactive CET points. Go to the CET Zone to watch the programme online and complete the CET.

 

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 E-Learning Archive

Latest CET Resources

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There are currently 20 CET points available

The Ageing Eye: A Day in the Life... (C-38490)

Follow two older patients with sight loss through a typical day, exploring the impact of changing vision on their everyday lives. Expert advice on topics including diet, nutrition, social impacts, mobility and falls, and lighting (includes a handy guide to light bulbs). 3 interactive CET points.

View in the CET Zone

The Ageing Eye: Vision and falls (C-38310)

The important role optometrists can play in helping to prevent falls in older patients. Professor Dave Elliot of the University of Bradford outlines the latest research into falls and provides expert guidance on changes in prescription, and referring patients with low vision. 2 interactive CET points.

View in the CET Zone

Vision in the real world: Visual task analysis (C-38042)

Vision in the real world: Visual task analysis (C-38042)

Practical advice on how to fully assess a patient's visual requirements. Patient case scenarios, advice and dispensing options for occupational and recreational needs. Reissue with new interactive exercise for 3 interactive CET points.

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