CPD Training

SpaMedica works in partnership with Optometrists to deliver the highest standards of care to our patients. This partnership includes us sharing ophthalmic knowledge and expertise through our CPD training.

We launched our SpaMedica Study programme in early 2021 – this includes us hosting monthly CPD webinars where we invite our experienced consultant ophthalmologists to deliver educational programmes in one hour sessions with plenty of time given for your questions to be answered. The topics are chosen from feedback from optometrists in consultation with our Director of Optometry, Christine Purslow, and each course is approved for one interactive CPD point.

Some examples of recent SpaMedica CPD sessions are:

‘When eye problems become emergencies’ – Felipe Dhawahir-Scala, Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon
The past twelve months have seen many optometrists working on the front line for acute eye care – either in their own practices or assisting ophthalmology services. There is now doubt that this has taken us back to some lesser used parts of the Kanski textbook! Join us for a particularly useful and timely refresher in this important topic.

‘Is this disc swollen?’ – Carmel Noonan, Consultant Ophthalmologist
This topic continues to create clinical controversy and debate amongst optometrists, generating anxiety for both patients and practitioners, plus some false positive referrals. Carmel will use this webinar to share her experience and tips around how to differentiate between true papilloedema and many other causes of abnormal disc appearance, with some interesting cases to share. The optometrist perspective will also be presented.

Our webinars are available to all optometrists – if you’re interested in attending these please fill in the form below to be added to our CPD training delegate list and you will receive monthly invitations to register and attend these events.

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