The AOP’s education programme at 100% Optical this weekend (12–14 January) features over 100 hours of CET that will be delivered through lectures, workshops and seminars.
Topics that will be covered include near vision, data protection and audiology, which will be presented by expert speakers on the Main Stage, the AOP Lounge, the Optical Academy, the Dispensing Workshop area, the Future Practice Hub and the Audiology Hub.
Professional relations manager at Essilor, Andy Hepworth, and Aston University’s Dr Amy Sheppard, will present Near vision assessment – why and how? on Monday 14 January at 12pm on the Main Stage.
The lecture will focus on how near vision assessment is currently taught in universities and used in sight tests. It will also look at the effect of the increase of near vision targets as well as changing distances.
The Still struggling with data protection? Who isn’t! lecture will be presented at the Optical Academy by senior clinical teacher at the University of Manchester, Claire Mallon, on Monday 14 January at 10.30am.
The lecture covers the requirements of maintaining adequate patient records in regard to a patient’s privacy. It will also give practical guidance on how to efficiently manage General Data Protection regulation, in order to ensure that a practice is empowered for success.
Optometrist and director of professional services for Leighton Opticians and Hearing care and The Hearing Care Partnership, Andrew Bridges will present Making the practice and team ‘hearing friendly.’
Taking place at the Audiology Hub on Sunday 13 January at 3pm, the presentation will assist with the education of the practice team in making the practice more inclusive for patients with hearing impairment.
At 2.30pm on Monday 14 January at the Audiology Hub, Working with deaf patients will provide information on how to work with deaf patients and sign language interpreters.
Team manager of the sign language interpreting service at the London Borough of Islington, Debbie Conway, and the borough’s in-house interpreter, Frankie Sheppard, will present the session.