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Community Optometrists wanted to participate in research in clinical decision making and referral practice


You are invited to participate in a study on the impact of the current optometric CET scheme on clinical decision making relating to referrals.  The research is done online, by making clinical decisions based on two sets of ten patient scenarios. The interval between completing the two sets of scenarios is six months. The survey is anonymised and should take about 80 minutes to complete in each instance. Everyone participating in both sets of scenarios will be entered into a prize draw for two iPads. 1 CET point will be available at the end of the second set.  


The study is being undertaken by David Parkins for a Professional Doctorate and is supervised by Professor Bruce Evans, Professor Dave Edgar and Dr Martin Benwell. Ethical approval has been obtained from the Institute of Optometry and London South Bank University.


Before you take part in this study, please read through the documents at, complete the consent form and send to: Then register on the website itself and a password will be sent to you. If you need more information, please use the same email.

Please visit for full information. 

Funded by: Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich LOC