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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Scroll down to see all the DOCET materials with current CET points available. 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.
DOCET's series 'The Ageing Eye' is being published throughout 2014-15/16. You will find currently available modules below. Click here to find out more about 'The Ageing Eye' series.
|Closing Date:||31 August 2015|
This programme updates and refreshes optometrists' understanding of common age-related systemic diseases and their impact on the eye, including the effects of medications. Includes advice on appropriate investigation and patient management.
|Closing Date:||03 December 2014|
This edition of OQ features items on avoiding problems of anisometropia with intraocular lenses, hazards of short wavelength light, dermatological considerations in optometry, and the regular Quarterly Review of journals.
|Closing Date:||14 July 2015|
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.
|Closing Date:||22 June 2015|
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:||07 April 2015|
This is the first module in a series on the ageing eye. The 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:||19 March 2015|
Accredited Level 1 e-learning, covering a variety of safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with children and young people.
|Closing Date:||15 October 2014|
Acute Presentation provides optometrists with information on managing patients presenting with acute onset symptoms in four key areas: Sudden loss of vision, the painful red eye, neurological problems and other problems. Each of the four topic sections carries its own CET points. Optometrists can earn 2 interactive CET points per topic section, with a total of 8 interactive CET points available to those completing the MCQs and interactive exercises for all four sections. (CET points are only awarded for a section once both the relevant MCQs and interactive exercise have been completed).
|Closing Date:||30 September 2014|
Accredited Level 1 e-learning, covering a variety of safeguarding issues that optometrists need to be aware of when working with potentially vulnerable adults.
|Closing Date:||01 October 2014|
Developing Clinical Skills provides information and practical instruction on three key clinical investigative techniques including: contact tonometry; use of fundus viewing lenses; and gonioscopy. Reissued Oct 2013 with interactive CET points available.