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CPD Courses

We have a variety of courses available for you to explore. To proceed to the next step and access additional information about purchasing a course, simply click on the designated link. If you are already a member, we are pleased to offer some of these courses to you for free (please check each listing here). To access member-only courses, please log in.


  • Please note that each course is only available to you once.  If you start a course, you should complete it in one sitting (if you close out of it, you will not have access to it again).
  • Certificates are not automated.  You will receive your Attendance Certificate for CPD the next working day after submission.

51318 Stressed about workplace stress

CPD credit available:  1 Ethical (Dispensing Opticians)

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This webinar is a structured introduction to what stress is and how to manage it from a health and safety perspective.  This will include a discussion around current case law, how to manage your own stress and support your team in a dispensing optician environment.

51020 The Handover

CPD credit available:  1 Ethical (Dispensing Opticians and Optometrists)

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In cellular communications, the term handover or handoff refers to the process of transferring an ongoing call or data session from one channel to another. You are involved in a “handover” any time the patient moves from task to task in your practice, just like a cell connection, you handover the patient to your colleagues throughout their visit.

51185 Understanding the generational differences and how to best meet them

CPD credit available:  1 Cultural (Dispensing Opticians and Optometrists)

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For many of us, our ideal audience are people over the age of forty-five, a mix of the Silent Generation, Boomers, and some Generation X. With changes in technology and society, even the ways and needs of these audiences have shifted. Along with that we have the needs, expectations, and desires of the upcoming generations to consider from Millenials, Gen Zs and Generation Alpha who have specific traits for us to be aware of in terms of how they want to communicate online, in marketing, instore and in interpersonal contact. This workshop walks you through the key traits you need to take into account how you can make your practice more welcoming to a range of generational needs, and how your practice may need to adjust as new generations come through.

50542 Going green: sustainability in the optical sector

CPD credit available:  0.5 Cultural / 0.5 General (Dispensing Opticians)

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This lecture will consider social, ethical and environmental topics which impact on optical practice and offer insight into processes and practices to reduce waste and make each and every optical practice more sustainable and reduce their ‘carbon footprint’.
It will consider topics such as carbon footprint, greenwashing, writing a sustainability policy document for your practice and action on waste.
Key learning outcomes of this lecture are:
– Understands the key issues affecting optical practice and offers insight into more sustainable practices
– Understands key terms used and can differentiate between them
– Understands the importance of improving practices within the work environment and the corporate responsibility of the optical practice.

50529 Sensitive and scrupulous – do you think?

CPD credit available:  1 Ethical (Dispensing Opticians)

To create a culture of innate ethical behaviour by keeping awareness of what represents ethical behaviour to the front of our awareness.
To highlight areas of potential breaches of ethical behaviour.
To encourage attendees to take an ethical review of the approach to Dispensing.

Subject Areas to Address Aims:
Integrity – Gossip – Data Protection – Business Protection – Record Keeping – Dispensing Ethically.
By highlighting examples of a variety of situations. The audience will come away from the presentation thinking more deeply about how ethical behaviour can affect all they do.
This will engender a vein of innate professionalism which will enhance their own existing ethical stance and enhance the status of the profession.

50534 When spectacles are no longer enough

CPD credit available:  1 General (Dispensing Opticians)

An overview of what magnifiers can do for your patients and your practice. How magnifiers can enhance the quality of life for patients, especially with an ageing population.  Also including an overview of magnifier types, both digital and optical along with a simple way to identify the magnification needed and how to go about choosing the right magnifier to recommend for your patient.

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