Delegates at an interactive CET workshop

Training eye care practitioners

FREE interactive CET webinars with the Nystagmus Network for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians

This December the Nystagmus Network hosted a further series of three interactive training webinars for eye care practitioners.

Investigating and managing nystagmus in the orthoptic clinic was delivered by Gemma Arblaster, Orthoptist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lecturer in Orthoptics at the University of Sheffield. Gemma also serves as a research adviser to the Nystagmus Network.

Jayshree Vasani, Dispensing and Contact Lens Optician, ABDO practical examiner and CET Facilitator, presented Solutions for patients with nystagmus, exploring dispensing spectacles and contact lenses for patients with infantile and acquired nystagmus.

Looking at nystagmus from the patient perspective, the charity’s Information and Development Manager, Sue Ricketts, entitled her webinar 1 in 1,000 things you never knew about nystagmus, bringing the patient voice to the fore.

Around 200 practitioners attended each webinar over the course of three evenings. They were very well received with one attendee, speaking for many, saying “Thank you for such an interesting and informative set of lectures. I felt they were a cut above a lot of CET. Well done!”

Sue Ricketts said: “It is the Nystagmus Network’s ambition to bring eye care practitioners and their practices and the nystagmus community closer together, to build stronger relationships, based on knowledge, experience and trust. We are delighted to have the opportunity to provide professional training to help us work towards this goal, thanks to the support the charity enjoys from clinicians and researchers.”

The charity began delivering CET training in May 2020 and is planning more online and in person interactive workshops and courses in 2022.