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Croydon 14th July 2019


Davis House, Robert Street,

Croydon CR0 1QQ


CET Events

Our Sunday events comprise of four discussion workshops for a total of 12 interactive CET points available for Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Contact Lens Opticians covering all of the core competencies. Lunch is also provided. 

Our evening Peer Review events comprise of two peer review sessions for a total of 6 interactive CET points available for Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Contact Lens Opticians. Refreshments are provided. 

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Custom Events

If you can't attend one of our planned events we can arrange a private event for you. All you need is a group of between 4 and 10 people.

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CET Competencies and Topics

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Online Peer Review

We also have an Online Peer Review module meaning that you can earn your peer review points from the comfort of your own home. 

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2019 CET Content and Core Competencies

Vision Care For Homeless People C-60770

 A discussion workshop on providing vision care for homeless people and the challenges it presents.


Core Competencies:


Communication, Standards of practice, Ocular Examination, Optical Appliances, Ocular Disease, Assessment Of Visual Function, Binocular Vision

Therapeutic Optometrist:

Knowledge, Options, Safe 

Dispensing Optician:

Communication, Standards
Of Practice, Ocular Examination, Refractive Management, Ocular Abnormalities

Making Accurate GOS Claims in Practice C-61407

 A discussion workshop about the importance of making accurate GOS claims and the tricky scenarios where mistakes can often happen. 

Core Competencies:


Communication, Standards
Of Practice

Dispensing Optician:

Communication, Standards
Of Practice, Paediatric Dispensing

Contact Lenses In Practice - Making The Most of Your Patients C-58402

 A discussion workshop to ensure you get the most out of your contact lens patients.  

Core Competencies:


Communication, Contact Lenses, Standards Of Practice, Ocular Examination

Dispensing Optician:

Contact Lenses

Contact Lens Optician:

Communication, Standards Of Practice, Ocular Examination, Contact Lenses, Verification & Identification

Low Vision - Walking In a Low Vision Patient's Shoes C-62448

A discussion workshop where we simulate common low vision conditions to see how difficult everyday tasks become.


Core Competencies:


Communication, Standards of practice,  Optical Appliances, Assessment Of Visual Function

Dispensing Optician:

Communication, Standards Of Practice, Ocular Examination, Optical Appliances, Low Vision

Supported by Optelec


Our Platinum Sponsor


Bondeye Optical is an award winning family run supplier stocking over 2000 products.  provides a one-stop optical solution for our customers by offering all the essential products needed for the journey through an optician, from eye test to finished pair of spectacles.

Bondeye are also the exclusive UK suppliers of ROAV eyewear 

Our Sponsors


 Introducing ROAV eyewear, the worlds thinnest folding frame. As thin as a smartphone and 3 times thinner than the nearest folding competitor. Available in Origin sunglass & Vision ophthalmic ranges 

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Vivid Optical is part of Vivid Careers; a group designed to help candidates connect with the right employer and vice versa. Working in a select number of specialist markets, we are committed in having the very best consultants and our experience in the industry is second to none.       Our ethos is to consistently exceed expectations and we continue to do so. Our ever growing team has now taken occupancy in one of the most iconic buildings in the heart of the City and we show no sign of slowing down.

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The Lenstec Optical Group is an independent optical company with a lot to offer you – we know optical lenses

Since 1983 Lenstec Optical Group has established a reputation for high quality workmanship and professional services throughout the UK and Europe. 

Since 1983 Lenstec Optical Group has established a reputation for high quality workmanship and professional services throughout the UK and Europe. 

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Altacor is a UK based ophthalmic specialty pharmaceutical company.

The well-known Clinitas range comprises of Clinitas Soothe, Clinitas Soothe Multi and Clinitas Hydrate gel. Clinitas products can be used for mild, moderate and severe dry eye conditions and Clinitas Soothe has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid (0.4%) in the UK.

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Erin’s World Frames aim to improve the sight and quality of life for individuals by providing a custom frame, fit for their unique needs.

  • Specially formatted to fit individuals with low bridges
  • High quality frames and comprehensive aftercare service

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Stepper have always produced frames where the emphasis has been on comfort. Good design is backed up with quality materials to create frames that will last.

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The Optelec mission is simple: “Improving the quality of life of visually impaired and dyslexic people – reaching out with simple and effective solutions.” Our aim is to help anyone with a sight difficulty, whether they are totally blind or have a degree of vision impairment or dyslexia, by offering simple to use and intuitive solutions.

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 At the core of everything we do is the customer, the customer drives our business and our product and I know our customers would testify to our unwavering commitment to deliver only the best solution. From the beginning we've made it our mission to deliver great service and a great product with a simple, straightforward approach.  

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Avizor is a laboratory dedicated to the manufacturing of solutions for the cleaning and maintenance of all types of contact lenses. We have been working in this field for over 25 years. Nowadays millions of users in more than 60 countries count on our products.

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AOS Anterior – ocular surface and image enhancement software uses AI (Automated Intelligence) to analyse any digital image from any device including a smartphone.

Able to automatically grade to gold standards, count, enhance, measure and visualise conditions either over a selected area or utilising in-built grids to give objective, repeatable and accurate results to aid the clinicians diagnosis.

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If you would like to speak to us about becoming one of our event sponsors please get in touch. We have a range of sponsor opportunities. 

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Custom Events

We understand that a lot of people struggle to attend interactive CET events and with our events being popular they can sell out before some of you get the chance to book. This is why we offer a bespoke service where we bring the CET to you. These small events comprise of either 2 Peer Discussions/Discussion Workshops  for a total of 6 points or 4 Peer Discussions/Discussion Workshops  for a total of 12 points. We will cover the competencies of your choice. We can then come to you on an evening or weekend. All you need is a group of no less than 4 and a room we can meet in. The price of these small events is dependant on location and travel times from our base in Birmingham so send us an email for more information via the button below.

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Job of The Week


Opportunity in Eltham / £55,000 / Fantastic Progression

The Company
The most favourable company to work for in the UK, voted by its employees are looking for an optometrist in their Eltham store. With excellent progression pathways, regular patient base, Good Equipment and excellent support staff this makes it a great place and company to work for.

The Position
We're seeking a confident and friendly optometrist who works well as an individual and in a team. Someone who is looking to develop their career and skill set would be great as there are so many opportunities to take with this company. With a salary up to £55,000, bonus, pension and more.

The Location
The ideal location for the optometrist to be based in the Eltham area as it has good travel links by car or train.

Why should you apply?

Salary up to £55,000 

Market Leading Bonus scheme Fantastic pension 

Excellent career development 

Weekend flexibility 

25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (increases over time) 

25-minute testing times 

Private medical cover for you and your family 

Life Insurance 


If you are interested the please contact our Vivid Optical’s lead consultant Danny Alaimo on 0207 952 6672 or Danny.a@vivid-optical.co.uk

Recommendations / Refer a Friend

 Vivid Optical are working in partnership on this vacancy / optical group. If you are not interested but know someone who would be perfect for such a job then we can offer up to £500 for each successful recommendation. Please contact our senior consultant at Danny.a@vivid-optical.co.uk and we will keep you informed about the £500! 

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Terms and Conditions

 Booking terms and conditions: Refund Policy: We understand that sometimes plans change and you may not be able to attend. We can offer a full refund with 14 days notice before the event. Data Protection: When booking a place you give consent for your email address to be shared with our team of event sponsors. Your personal information will not be used or shared with any other third parties.If you do not wish for your email address to be shared with our sponsors please email us to opt out. 

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