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Extra CET opportunities with Fresh Content from Essilor E-Academy

Extra CET opportunities with Fresh Content from Essilor E-Academy

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Essilor Ltd has introduced new CET content on its E-Academy platform to provide registered ECPs extra opportunities to gain points across a wide range of competencies.

With nine months to go in the current CET cycle and the General Optical Council reporting that three quarters (76%) of registered ECPs are yet to obtain all their CET requirements, the E-Academy is a useful online resource.

The site is updated regularly with free educational content for all eye care professionals including articles, videos and clinical case studies and hosts many hours of CET content covering numerous competencies and topics.

Dr. Andy Hepworth, professional relations manager at Essilor Ltd, said: “The site launched in 2019 as part of Essilor’s ongoing commitment to ECPs and it’s been a pleasure to support registered practitioners with this wide range of approved content, for them to enjoy reading whilst gaining valuable CET points.

“This last year has been disruptive for the industry and it’s understandable that some ECPs may be slightly behind schedule in terms of CET points. That’s where we hope the E-Academy can really help with its rich tapestry of easily accessible education and training.”

New modules:

Dementia & sight loss

This article will focus on the links between dementia and sight loss and how practitioners can help to give those affected suitable care, solutions, and a better quality of vision. Whilst it is commonly known that the majority of dementia diagnoses affects the elderly, with one in six people over the age of 80 suffering from it, it is also true that over 42,000 people in the UK with dementia are under the age of 65.

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What is blue light?

This module covers the topic of blue light in detail. Starting with what blue light actually is and how ECPs can differentiate between the different parts of it – that being blue violet and blue turquoise. It will explore how the term ‘blue light’ is fairly broad and does not necessarily pose a potential danger to vision and ocular health.

Visit here for further information.

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