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ACES Exeter CPD Accredited Open Evening25th June 2024, 6.30pm-8.30pm (4 CPD points) – You will meet their dedicated team and learn from their ophthalmic surgeon, Mr Vivekaraj Jairaj. During the event, hear from their surgeon on his ‘Modern Day Cataract Surgery’ presentation and be involved in their diagnostics workshop including Zeiss IOL Master 700 and Cirrus OCT. For further information and to book please click here

Geographic Atrophy – webinar with Zeiss (2 CPD points). Intro into ARMD – sub types, risk factors, GA- biomarkers, AMD progression to GA, classifications of atrophy iRORA to cRORA. 2 case studies – Focusing on AMD Progression of GA, clinical tips for evaluation and assessment, accessing the RPE- RPE elevations and sub-RPE illumination, advanced RPE analysis value, combined diagnostics- CLARUS and RWP – 27th June 2024, 7pm – 8.30pm. For further information to to book please click here

Devon LOC are running a WOPEC OSCE day at the University of Plymouth Centre for Eyecare Excellence on Monday 8th July 2024. Performers will be able to undertake the Glaucoma £125.00 and/ or MECS OSCE £125.00 (discount for both booked £175.00). Places are limited so early booking is advisable – Please click to register for sessions

Vision Zone South WestWednesday 30th October, 10am – 2pm, The Woolwell Centre, Darklake Lane, Woolwell, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 7TR. Meet national and local exhibitors supporting local visually impaired communities among children, young people and students. Their goal is to connect parents, students, and schools with available resources. Experience hands-on activities and discover various products at their events held in the main sports hall, along with talks and shows in the Bickleigh suite. Please see further information here.


Postgraduate Courses available at University of Plymouth:

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Workshops available from the Devon Wellbeing Hub – Colleagues working in healthcare, social care and the police across Devon are now able to sign up to even more free workshops delivered by Anna Croucher, Senior Colleague Wellbeing Practitioner, in the Devon Wellbeing Hub.  Please click here for a full list of courses with their dates


RNIB’s Level 1 Low Vision training for Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians, Practice Staff and Low Vision Practitioners. Level 1 is free and is also CPD accredited. Please click here for further information. To book email: stephen.weymouth@rnib.org.uk. Please see information on all RNIB courses here.


Glaucoma UK – Empower yourself to support glaucoma patients and prevent sight loss – Discover an exclusive opportunity for free glaucoma training and help shape future programmes for our charity. Join our pilot project – Click here to see the flyer


WOPEC online courses – Please note we only issue WOPEC codes for Devon based optoms and dispensing opticians, to apply for a code please ensure your email in your name, place of work and GOC number to save a delay in getting your code Please click here for further information

Committee Meetings

If you would like to attend a committee meeting as an observer, please get in touch with Carole via admin@devonloc.co.uk

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31st August 2023 – The REI urgent care will be closed on the 4th October 2023 due to the new hospital move. If there are any sight threatening emergencies that need to be seen on the day, please direct the patient to main ED. – University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust  


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NHS

NHS England Optometry Bulletin July 2023

Quality in Optometry (QIO) 2019/2022 – shared learning and best practice

Looking after you too (15/06/2022): Looking after you too

Monkeypox principles (01/06/2022): Monkeypox principles document

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Competitions

NATIONAL EYE HEALTH WEEK 2023

Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week aims to change all that!

The competition has now closed.

The 2023 entries and WINNERS can be view here