Sanjay Patel
BSc(Hons),
MCOptom
Chairman,
DOCET

Welcome to the DOCET website, where you can access all our free CET resources including current material plus a fantastic archive of past video, audio and document resources to explore.  We also offer optometrists a range of peer discussion materials and resources, including free case studies to use and online facilitation training.

DOCET provides training material offering either interactive or non-interactive CET points, all of which you will find in the CET Zone - those offering interactive points are flagged with the interactive logo.

Welcome to the DOCET website, where you can access all our free CET resources including current material plus a fantastic archive of past video, audio and document resources to explore.  We also offer optometrists a range of peer discussion materials and resources, including free case studies to use and online facilitation training.

DOCET provides training material offering either interactive or non-interactive CET points, all of which you will find in the CET Zone - those offering interactive points are flagged with the interactive logo.

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. See the OQ pages for more details.

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. See the OQ pages for more details.

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

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.

 

'Flashes & Floaters' updates

Some revisions have been made to the 'Referrals & record keeping' chapter of the 'Flashes & Floaters' film and supporting 'Key information' document. To avoid possible confusion, the section advising referral 'within a week' has been amended to suggest that optometrists should 'consider referral'. Optometrists are advised always to be aware of protocols in place locally where they practice. 'Flashes & Floaters' is available in the CET Zone.

 

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.

 
MyGOC - allocation of CET points in 2013/2014

MyGOC - allocation of CET points in 2013/2014

Feb 2014: please be aware that some 2014 points were allocated on the GOC system as 2013 points, even though they were uploaded by DOCET in 2014. The issue is being investigated by the GOC's system developers in order to fix it. In the meantime we will continue to upload points correctly for 2014. If you have any queries about the year to which points have been allocated on your MyGOC account please contact the GOC directly.

 
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 22 CET points available

The Ageing Eye: Charles Bonnet syndrome (C-37383)

A comprehensive overview of Charles Bonnet syndrome, based on the latest research. Includes advice on identifying the condition, addressing the topic with patients, appropriate management steps and what can be done to help sufferers. This new film programme is available online only and is supported by a range of reference materials. 2 interactive CET points available.

View in the CET Zone

The Ageing Eye: Communication and the older patient (C-37116)

Develop and improve your communication skills with older patients. Expert advice on different approaches and strategies that can be used to avoid common assumptions and stereotypes, to ensure that each patient's specific needs are considered. 3 interactive CET points available

View in the CET Zone

OQ90 (C-36765)

This edition includes items on Dua's layer (the sixth corneal layer), advances in fields assessment, ophthalmic agents in cosmetics, and the regular Quarterly Review of journals. 1 CET point (non-interactive) available.

View in the CET Zone

CET-zone E-Learning Archive