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

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 22 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.

CET-zone Archive