Your complete CPD solution
At Visionstryt we specialise in distance learning. Our website offers dozens of CPD points across all competencies with new modules being added every month. Whether you are an Optometrist or an Optical Dispenser, our website offers you a wide range of CPD content just for you.
Be Safe Not Sorry
This session, presented by Richard Edwards, is designed to increase registrants ability to manage complaints effectively and to better equip delegates with a greater understanding of the new regulatory landscape so as to enable them to navigate a regulatory investigation.
Examining re-examination frequency
This article will discuss the guidance given to practitioners on recall frequency and discuss cases where early recall may be required.
Vision and Driving
The aim of this article is to review the visual standards for driving in the UK and to consider the role of the optometrist in applying these standards.
Common Eyelid Lesions
This article will cover the aetiology, presentation and management of common eyelid lesions, including benign lesions, cysts and malignant lesions.
A Holistic and Functional Approach to Low Vision Rehabilitation
This article explains how to identify the needs of people with sight loss using effective history taking and gives an overview of common low vision aids, as well as an update on technological support available.
Independent prescribing by Optometrists in a Community Setting
This article reviews how independent prescribing Optometrists already enhance eye health services in community practice and how each clinician can work within the boundaries of their own knowledge and skills.
The Trouble With Kids
Learning from complaints in paediatric care
In this article Richard Edwards of the OCCS uses three redacted case files to illustrate some key points for registrants to consider in handling customer concerns relating to paediatric eye examinations.
The Lowdown on Demodex
Demodex is one of the most common, but often overlooked, causes of blepharitis and ocular surface inflammation, being associated with between 29% and 74% of all cases of blepharitis. This article will review demodex, its prevalence, its diagnosis and its treatment.
Enhanced Services in Community Practice
Providing a Minor Eye Conditions Service
The investigation and treatment of a range of common eye conditions has become a significant part of community optometry practice. This article will explain some of the legal framework, practical issues around providing the service, and discuss the treatment of some common conditions.
OCT: A guide to differentiating lesions
This article takes a closer look at characteristics of the most common lesions and accompanying ocular conditions seen on OCT scans as well as how to differentially diagnose certain key pathologies in day-to-day practice. Case records will focus on macula pathology and how to diagnose and manage these conditions in practice.
I've already said this...The continuing importance of communication
This article discusses the importance of communication in clinical practice, the impact of remote consultation and PPE on communication, and methods for improving communication with patients.
OCT: Everyday Cases From Practice
Test your OCT skills and improve your understanding with these OCT cases from practice.
Independent Prescribing by Optometrists in a Hospital Setting
The article reviews how Independent Prescribing Optometrists work in a hospital setting, and discusses the management of various ocular conditions.
Getting on the right tract with uveitis
This course we will consider anterior uveitis in a systematic and logical approach.
Retinal Imaging - Case Studies
This course will present 5 patient case studies in which ultra-widefield retinal imaging has been performed. The diagnosis, management and referral protocols for each case will be discussed.
Goldmann Applanation Tonometry
The aim of this article is to offer an overview of when we should use Goldmann Applanation Tonometry, how to carry it out, and provide guidance on how to minimise inaccuracies.
What's in a frame?
This article will give an overview of the history of spectacle frames and provide guidance for frame selection, fitting and adjustments, including paediatric dispensing and high-powered lenses.
Infection Control in Practice
This article will discuss the danger zones for infection transmission, how to minimise the risk of transmission, and how to identify and protect vulnerable patients in practice.
Managing dry eye for the busy practitioner
This article will highlight the management options available for dry eye disease, and also look at how other treatment modalities can be incorporated into our daily practice.
This article provides an overview of ocular emergencies and their key clinical features.
Making Accurate GOS Claims
This article focuses on four different scenarios involving challenging NHS claims.
Resolving health inequalities for homeless and vulnerable people
Turning strategy into action
This article discusses the barriers faced by homeless people in accessing eye care, the prevalence of uncorrected refractive error and pathology and the difference an eye examination can make to this vulnerable population.
Working safely as a locum
This article will highlight some of the practical and clinical issues locums may face and suggest solutions to mitigate them so you can practice safely and confidently.
Ensuring Contact Lens Compliance
This article will discuss the most common non-compliance factors for contact lens wearers and the associated consequences.
Ch-ch-changes in refraction
This article will consider how changes in refraction can indicate underlying pathology. The investigations that should be conducted to aid diagnosis will be discussed as well as management and referral procedures.
SD-OCT analysis in glaucoma screening
The optic nerve is susceptible to alternative types of neuropathies rather than glaucoma that might present with the same symptoms (i.e. disc margin haemorrhages) but more detailed analysis of the structure (i.e. optic nerve thickness profile analysis) might reveal a different type of diagnosis.
Free-form progressive powered lenses
Improving outcomes and reducing mistakes
This article describes the considerations that need to be made when dispensing free-form progressive powered lenses and how to reduce non-tolerance in practice.
Seeing beyond the eyes
This article discusses the non-medical referrals that eye care practitioners should make to ensure low vision patients receive appropriate support to maintain their independence and well-being.
Managing Myopia in Practice
This presentation highlights the prevalence of myopia and its association with ocular conditions. The lecture draws upon the most recent research to discuss myopia management strategies, including multifocal lenses and orthokeratology.
What's new in glaucoma?
This lecture will consider the latest developments in glaucoma clinics, including diagnostic technology and treatment options.
Looking at diabetes and the eye
This article covers the physiological effects of diabetes to explain diabetic eye disease and how to identify it.
Dry Eye Disease: A Growing Epidemic
This lecture will provide an overview of the growing prevalence of dry eye disease.
Meeting the needs of our presbyopic patients
This article will provide an introduction to presbyopia and discuss management options, including spectacle, contact lens and surgical correction.
Lenses and Harmful Light Protection
This article will provide an overview of harmful light, including sources of exposure and the effects on the eye. In addition, the different types of protective lenses that are available, and how these are manufactured will be discussed.
Is small incision lenticular extraction really something to SMILE about?
This article will cover the history of modern refractive surgery and describe the SMILE procedure.
Getting on the right tract with uveitis
This course will review 4 patient cases with presenting with different types of anterior uveitis. For each case, symptoms, diagnosis, referral and management will be discussed.
TFOS DEWS II: Expert Insights for Adopting Best Practice in Dry Eye Disease. Management and Therapy
TFOS DEWS II: Expert Insights for Adopting Best Practice in Dry Eye Disease. Diagnosis
Contemporary Management of Diabetic Retinopathy
The presentation summarises our understanding of Diabetic Retinopathy, and factors that contribute to it, and reviews the management options and the underpinning scientific knowledge. Other emerging treatments are discussed as well.
How to Interpret OCT Images: Common Case Histories
This course will discuss the key features of common ocular pathologies to help optometrists make an accurate diagnosis using OCT imaging.
New Treatments for Dry AMD
This lecture will provide some background into age-related macular degeneration (AMD), discuss how the AMD-risk associated mutations affect our immune system and talk about new therapies currently being developed.
Facial Skin Lesions
As seen in etCETera. In this article, we describe the most common skin lesions you are likely to come across and explain how to manage them.
Binocular Vision CET Article
This CET article was written to accompany a peer review session.