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CPD and Education library

Study and gain CPD points through OT’s online CPD exams, and access archived CPD and CET articles, Practice team resources and Skills guides in our Education library

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Science and vision

News and features about the latest scientific developments and advances in optometry, ophthalmology and eye medicine

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Professional support

News and features about the latest developments relating to professional support from across optics. This includes updates from optical organisations such as the AOP and the GOC

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In practice

News and in-depth features about business management and career development in optics

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Explore the latest UK and global jobs in the optical sector for optometrists, dispensing opticians and more

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Active CPD exams

The GOC’s CET cycle has now closed and its new CPD cycle has been launched. See below for OT's new suite of CPD exams.

Please remember that you are now responsible for uploading your own points to your MyGOC account. If you pass an exam, a certificate will be available to download as evidence for this. For any enquiries, please use our CPD help page, email [email protected], or watch our CPD explainer video.

  • 1 point

    This Image interpretation exam features a series of eye casualty cases. Readers are invited to review the images and access additional resources where necessary to answer the questions

    CPD code: OT II 1 61:06

    Exam type: Image interpretation

    Practitioner type: GOC_CPD_OptometristsGOC_CPD_Therapeutics

    Domains: CPD_icon_Clinical_PracticeCPD_icon_Special_Requirements

  • 1 point

    This CPD article looks at the role of clinical leadership in healthcare and its relevance in the context of optometry

    CPD code: OT ART 1 61:06

    Exam type: Article (view)

    Practitioner type: GOC_CPD_OptometristsGOC_CPD_Dispensing

    Domains: CPD_icon_LeadershipCPD_icon_Professionalism

  • 1 point

    Using case studies, this article outlines the importance of lens power compensation during the dispensing process to avoid patient non-tolerance

    CPD code: OT ART 2 61:06

    Exam type: Article (view)

    Practitioner type: GOC_CPD_OptometristsGOC_CPD_Dispensing

    Domains: CPD_icon_Clinical_PracticeCPD_icon_Communication

  • 1 point

    This CPD exam explores the clinical applications of OCT-A through a series of illustrative case studies

    CPD code: OT ART 3 61:06

    Exam type: Article (view)

    Practitioner type: GOC_CPD_Optometrists

    Domains: CPD_icon_Clinical_Practice

  • 1 point

    This CPD exam will allow practitioners to understand current coloured and therapeutic contact lens options and learn how to implement these into practice

    CPD code: OT ART 4 61:06

    Exam type: Article (view)

    Practitioner type: GOC_CPD_OptometristsGOC_CPD_DispensingGOC_CPD_Contact_Lens

    Domains: CPD_icon_CommunicationCPD_icon_Clinical_PracticeCPD_icon_Special_Requirements

  • 1 point

    This Image interpretation exam features a series of keratoconus cases. Readers are invited to review the images and access additional resources where necessary to answer the questions

    CPD code: OT II 2 61:06

    Exam type: Image interpretation

    Practitioner type: GOC_CPD_OptometristsGOC_CPD_Contact_Lens

    Domains: CPD_icon_Clinical_PracticeCPD_icon_CommunicationCPD_icon_Special_Requirements

  • 2 pointsNew

    This video will describe the main features of papilloedema and pseudopapilloedema and consider the examinations needed to make a differential diagnosis. The risk factors involved for each differential diagnosis, the associated symptoms, the importance of record-keeping and the urgency of referral will all be discussed. After the video, participants will answer six MCQs before being directed to a discussion about the topic with their peers on LinkedIn

    CPD code: OT VID 1 61:06

    Exam type: Video

    Interactive:

    Practitioner type: GOC_CPD_Optometrists

    Domains: CPD_icon_Clinical_PracticeCPD_icon_Leadership