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.

  • In this lecture Dr Peter Hampson explains how to protect staff and patients in optometric practice during the coronavirus pandemic. We look at how the virus is spread and how to control this, e.g. through screening patients for symptoms, hand washing, social distancing, the correct use of PPE, methods of cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation, and arranging the practice environment. On successful completion of the MCQs, you will be able to download a personalised paper certificate from MyAOP/CET to display on your practice wall or show an employer.

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • Recorded at 100% Optical 2020, Professor Ian Flitcroft explains his five-step plan for myopia management. He discusses how to communicate with parents and patients about myopia management options.

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, CL, DO

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  • This CET exam describes the elements of binocular vision assessment that are important with regard to the risk of myopia development and progression in children and how this might influence myopia control strategies.

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, CL, DO

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  • This visual recognition feature tests the ability to recognise specialised appliances that can make a real difference to patients but are only relatively rarely seen in practice.

    Exam type: VRICS image-based

    Practitioner type: DO, O

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  • This CET exam provides an overview of the diagnosis and investigation of central retinal vein occlusion and an update on the management of the condition.

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • This CET exam considers the practical implications of cataract development, and advice to help prepare patients for surgery, and outlines the improvements that surgery can make to lifestyle.

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: DO, O

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  • This feature requires the practitioner to consider the signs, symptoms and management options for a range of anterior segment conditions, accessing additional resources where necessary to answer the questions.

    Exam type: VRICS image-based

    Practitioner type: TO, O

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  • This CET exam outlines the approaches that can be taken to help explain the implications of refractive outcome to parents of children with myopia.

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, CL, DO

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  • In this video, 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, and 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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  • When a red eye presents to your practice, it is vital you can differentiate the simple cases from those that threaten the sight. Filmed at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, this video lecture takes you through diagnosis and management of the red eye. We will look at history, symptoms, examination, differential diagnosis and management of the red eye.

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O, CL, TO

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  • This video will demonstrate how to examine the patient who presents with flashing lights and floaters, helping you differentiate between those who may be reassured and those who need to be referred to ophthalmology. Kam Balaggan will use videos and images to show the difference between normal vitreous syneresis, uncomplicated posterior vitreous detachments and those resulting in retinal tears

    Exam type: Video

    Practitioner type: O

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  • Download and read the document, Making accurate claims in Wales, then answer the exam questions. The document explains in detail the eligibility of patients for General Ophthalmic Services (GOS). GOS claims are commonly misunderstood and a source of worry for practitioners and practice owners. This CET exercise aims to give participants the practical knowledge to avoid future problems and claim appropriately and confidently

    Exam type: CET

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    Practitioner type: O, DO

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  • Download and read the document, Making accurate claims in England, then answer the exam questions. The document explains in detail the eligibility of patients for General Ophthalmic Services (GOS). GOS claims are commonly misunderstood and a source of worry for practitioners and practice owners. This CET exercise aims to give participants the practical knowledge to avoid future problems and claim appropriately and confidently

    Exam type: CET

    Resource: View article

    Practitioner type: O, DO

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