The CET Zone contains all the current DOCET training materials. Here you can:
CET Zone resources are available only to optometrists currently registered with the GOC. To access these materials you will need to login using your GOC number and date of birth. (Please note: GOC numbers must be entered with the prefix and hyphen, eg. 01-12345). If you experience any problems with your login please contact email@example.com
If you are not registered as an optometrist with the GOC you can still access previous DOCET material by visiting the Archive area, which is available to everyone to view. All DOCET materials are transferred to the Archive after their published closing dates.
CET for DOCET material is normally valid for up to one year from the date of publication except for Optometric Quarterly (OQ) where CET is normally valid for approximately three months from date of publication.
You don't have to wait until the published closing date to receive your CET points. We upload CET points on a regular basis while the CET is valid up to the published expiry date. A final upload of points is carried out within ten working days after the published expiry date.
DOCET offers interactive and non-interactive online CET - look for the GOC 'Interactive CET' logo in the listing below. Please note, to gain the CET points for any interactive CET resources you are required to complete all parts of the test questions and interactive exercises set for that resource.
Click here to find answers to frequently asked questions about interactive CET and details of how the DOCET interactive online CET process works including timescales. You are recommended to read this information as it may answer any queries you have.
|Closing Date:||20 July 2016|
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.
|Closing Date:||01 June 2016|
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.
|Closing Date:||16 May 2016|
This programme looks at the effects of ageing on a normal, healthy eye, including aspects of anatomy and visual performance. It also considers the identification, investigation and management of common ocular abnormalities that may be encountered in everyday practice.
|Closing Date:||06 April 2016|
This programme looks at the symptoms of flashes and floaters and provides guidance for optometrists on assessment and appropriate management of patients, including referral decisions.
|Closing Date:||31 December 2015|
Accredited Level 2 e-learning, covering the key safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with potentially vulnerable adults.
|Closing Date:||07 September 2015|
This edition of Optometric Quarterly features items on in-practice DNA screening (with Professor John Marshall), digital eye strain (with Dr Mark Rosenfield) and developments in cinema technology for visually impaired audiences (with Dr Mariana Lopez). Also includes Geoff Roberson's regular Quarterly Review of academic journals. 1 CET point available.
|Closing Date:||21 January 2016|
Fully updated for 2015, Binocular Vision provides a step by step practical guide to the various techniques required in practice to assess the binocular status of patients, both young and old. The programme guides optometrists through specific case studies to consider the appropriate management options for a broad range of anomalies.
|Closing Date:||28 January 2016|
This programme supports optometrists in improving their understanding of how ethnicity can impact clinically on the different types of eye conditions that may affect patients. It also looks at various cultural considerations that may affect patient examination and communication within your practice and provides expert guidance on developing 'cultural competence'.
|Closing Date:||31 December 2015|
Accredited Level 2 e-learning, covering the key safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with children and young people.
|Closing Date:||27 November 2015|
This programme is designed to help optometrists to better understand the important subject of dementia in the context of eye health, in order to provide the best possible service to patients who are suffering from this debilitating condition.
|Closing Date:||10 November 2015|
We follow two older patients with sight loss through a typical day, exploring the impact of changing vision on their everyday lives and discussing the challenges they face. Includes advice from experts on key topics such as diet and nutrition, social impacts, mobility and falls, and lighting (including a handy guide to light bulbs).
|Closing Date:||09 October 2015|
Looks at 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 questions to ask patients, dealing with changes in prescription, and referring patients with low vision. Related reference reading material and links to key sources of further information provided.
|Closing Date:||23 September 2015|
Combines practical advice and patient case scenarios to provide optometrists with guidance on how to fully assess a patient's visual requirements. Recommends advice and dispensing options for occupational and recreational needs.