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

Current DOCET status

Current DOCET status

The GOC have temporarily suspended all interactive distance learning CET approvals, so DOCET is currently only able to offer programmes with non-interactive CET points. The rest of DOCET's programmes are available as learning materials on the website, but do not currently offer CET points. We will issue email alerts and details on this website as soon as we have further information about when we can offer interactive distance learning points again.

 

Brand new DOCET audio programme launched

Advances in Eyecare is DOCET's brand new audio magazine CET programme – replacing the long-running Optometric Quarterly (OQ). With a more flexible and engaging format, Advances in Eyecare will provide expert opinion, information and advice on cutting edge issues in order to keep optometrists up-to-date with the latest developments in research and practice. Optometrists can listen online via the website or using the free podcast. The first edition takes an in-depth look at the hot topic of referrals, with 3 interactive CET points available.

 

Are you ready for the ageing eye?

DOCET's comprehensive series of CET materials on the ageing eye is expanding and the latest module looks at domiciliary eyecare. 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.

 

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 4 CET points available

The Ageing Eye: Refractive Correction for Older Patients

This programme looks at the various options of refractive correction available for presbyopes, including spectacle frames and lenses, contact lenses, IOLs, and management of presbyopic patients following refractive laser surgery.

View in the CET Zone

Advances in Eyecare: Referrals

Brand new audio CET programme. An in-depth exploration of the referrals process across the UK, looking specifically at how emergency, urgent and routine referrals should be handled according to national guidelines and local protocols. Includes case studies and input from expert practitioners across the UK.

View in the CET Zone

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.

View in the CET Zone

CET-zone Archive