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AOP launches virtual events to secure interactive CET points

AOP launches virtual events to secure interactive CET points

Coinciding with the final year of the CET cycle, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) is delivering tailored online events to ensure practitioners can gain interactive points during the pandemic.

For the first time, 100% Optical will be delivered as a two-day virtual event between Sunday 23 and Monday 24 May. On Sunday 23 May, the optical community will come together to learn in the CET-accredited sessions and network with suppliers. Monday 24 May is exclusively designed for eyewear buyers and business owners to meet.

Sessions will be covering a range of topics. The first session on Sunday will be delivered by the AOP’s clinical negligence legal team – looking at how to spot the red flag signs and symptoms of intracranial tumours. The following session will look at the importance of OCT imaging for detecting peripheral retinal disease and the third session will provide an update on myopia management uptake by practitioners.

Another highlight session will look at the role of the tear film in relation to ocular health and contact lens wear.

Commenting on the AOP’s programme, Dr Ian Beasley, Head of Education said: “The AOP-led programme at 100% Optical provides an opportunity to update practitioners on key clinical topics while also offering interactive CET points across a range of core competencies.

“In addition to the education delivery at 100% Optical in May, an extensive range of interactive CET will be available online throughout the year, offering webinars and peer discussions with key target groups in mind, including locums, independent practitioners and therapeutic prescribers.” he continued.

This week, the AOP is launching the April-July events programme. Online events providing interactive CET include a locum webinar on how the IR35 off-payroll legislation impacts locums, an online peer discussion for therapeutic prescribers and a new health and wellbeing webinar on emotional intelligence.

Visit 100% Optical for more information and to pre-register for the event.

To view and book the AOP’s virtual events calendar visit

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