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Active CET exams

Welcome to OT's CET section where you can take a range of CET, VRICS and CET Video exams in order to collect CET points. 

Please note that when taking an exam, the MCQs may require practitioners to apply additional knowledge that has not been covered in the related CET article. 

For more information on the requirements of the GOC's enhanced CET scheme, click here.

  • An updated and expanded Infection control and prevention CET exam for 2021: In this lecture, Dr Peter Hampson explains how to protect staff and patients in practice as the pandemic continues. He shares current knowledge on how the virus is transmitted and how best to clean and disinfect. He presents the evidence about testing, vaccinations, air filters, temperature checks and social distancing

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • This CET Video exam details the clinical features to look for when assessing choroidal naevi in practice. Guy Negretti explains when pigmented choroidal lesions should be referred to the hospital eye service and when they can be safely monitored within primary care. He discusses choroidal lesions that may mimic the appearance of a choroidal naevus, including choroidal melanoma

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • This VRICS exam assesses the use, features and practical applications of ancillary tests commonly used in practice

    Exam type: VRICS image-based

    Practitioner type: O

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  • This VRICS exam features a series of cases that commonly present to eye casualty. Readers are invited to review the images and access additional resources where necessary to answer the questions

    Exam type: VRICS image-based

    Practitioner type: O, TO

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  • This CET exam gives an overview of new high-tech devices designed for people with visual impairment, which provide high magnification, contrast enhancement, field expansion and text-to-speech

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • This CET exam provides an overview of the literature on the use of omega-3 for ocular health

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, TO, DO, CL

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  • This CET exam outlines the options for optometric management of children with amblyopia

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • This CET exam considers the possible complications associated with cataract surgery, their prophylactic and therapeutic management, together with the relative risk and mitigating factors for those complications

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, TO, DO

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  • Survival pack

    In this Survival Pack CET Video exam, we look behind the curtain of secondary care to hear how referral letters are received and dealt with. We hear from an optometrist whose job it is to triage referrals, as well as from an ophthalmologist who is responsible for providing the right treatment in a timely manner with finite resources. They will discuss the content of a helpful and an unhelpful referral letter and how to build a better relationship between primary and secondary eye care

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, TO

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  • Survival pack

    This Survival Pack CET exam discusses the resurgence of orthokeratology (ortho-k), its role in myopia management, and the characteristics of lens designs

    Exam type: CET

    Resource: View article

    Practitioner type: O, DO, CL

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  • Survival pack

    This Survival Pack CET exam provides an overview of the visual factors associated with reading difficulties in school-aged children

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • Survival pack

    Tear breakup time (TBUT) is a test commonly used to investigate and monitor dry eye. This Survival Pack CET exam explores the various methods of assessing TBUT, along with their strengths and weaknesses

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, TO, DO, CL

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  • Survival pack

    This Survival Pack CET exam describes the impact of visual impairment in the workplace and the role that practitioners can play in helping these patients

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • Survival pack

    This Survival Pack CET Video recording of a webinar provides an update on the step-by-step assessment of patients presenting with ocular trauma and their initial management in a primary care setting. A section of the lecture will also cover the hospital management of these cases. The presentation contains graphic images of ocular and facial trauma

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, TO, DO

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  • Survival pack

    This Survival Pack CET exam outlines ways to support successful spectacle wear for children with learning disabilities. The role of dispensing in a multidisciplinary special school eye care team is discussed

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • Survival pack

    This Survival Pack CET exam will discuss the incidence, types and visual optics of anisometropia, its impact upon amblyopia, the optical effects which anisometropia may cause and suitable management options

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO, CL

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  • Survival pack

    In this Survival Pack CET exam, Dr Katrina Schmid discusses the importance of detection and treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction at the earliest possible stage to prevent or delay the onset of dry eye

    Exam type: CET

    Resource: View article

    Practitioner type: O, TO, DO, CL

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