CET is changing to CPD from 1st January 2022
The College of Optometrists have put together a useful guide to the changes.
CET during Covid-19 pandemic
The GOC confirmed in January 2021 that all CET requirements for this cycle must be met by 31st December 2021.
We held our first online CET event via Zoom on 8th June 2021. All those on our database will receive invitations to register for future events.
Please read our Zoom CET event guide before attending one of our online events.
We’ve also put together a list below of providers of online CET. As far as we’re aware, all of this CET is being supplied free of charge.
- Heidelberg Academy has lots of online education resources, including some CET-accredited webinars and an online CET course room
- Optegra have a CET portal with several events listed
- Shamir have a number of online CET events, each worth 3 CET points.
- Scope Eyecare have a number of CET-accredited webinars
- SpaMedica hold regular online CET events
- CooperVision Academy offer free online CET. Registration required
- All of DOCET‘s materials are freely available to fully qualified GOC registered optometrists
- AOP members can access free of charge CET, including via Optometry Today
- COptom members can access free of charge CET
- ABDO members can access free of charge CET
- Visit the Alcon Experience Academy to access several online CET modules
- J&J offer free online CET. Registration required
- Essilor offer free online CET. Registration required
- WOPEC has a number of courses available, with several CET-approved for both optometrists and dispensing opticians. Each course needs a separate access code, which you can request from by contacting your LOC secretary.
Confused about CET? The GOC’s 2019 guide is available to download from the GOC website.
Our face-to-face CET events (when we run them) are open to those based in Buckinghamshire, and invitations are emailed to all who have supplied their address.
To register to attend, contact the secretary.
Handouts from the talks (where available) may be downloaded from this page.
Start times: Unless otherwise stated, our CET events commence with hot food from 6.15pm, and lectures from 7.00pm.
Details of the venues are available from the hospital websites. We use either the University of Buckingham Academic Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital (near bottom left on the map) or the Post Graduate Education Centre (PGEC, near top left on the map) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Parking at Stoke Mandeville PGEC is pay-and-display, and at MKUH multi-storey it’s pay-on-exit.
To be sure of receiving your invitations to future events, please send your email address to the LOC secretary.
Our peer review groups have been suspended at present.