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Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

The Optometrists Board has launched the voluntary CPD Scheme on 1 November 2004. The main purpose of implementing CPD is to encourage optometrists to commit themselves to life-long continuing professional learning through education and training. Through CPD, optometrists will be able to keep pace with rapid advances in optometry in terms of knowledge, skills and practical experience for the provision of quality service. The CPD scheme is first launched through voluntary participation, before it becomes mandatory upon legislative amendment. Registrants who have attained 10 CPD points in a year would be awarded with a Certificate of Achievement when they renew the practising certificates.

CPD Manuals

  1. Manual for Continuing Professional Development Scheme
  2. Manual for Accreditation as a Provider of Continuing Professional Development Activities
  3. Manual for Validation of Continuing Professional Development Activities


Pre-approved CPD Programme Providers

  1. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  2. The Hong Kong Association of Private Practice Optometrists
  3. The Hong Kong Optometric Association
  4. The Hong Kong Society of Professional Optometrists


Pre-approved CPD Programmes

  1. Accredited / approved programmes of Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)
  2. International conferences held by the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry, Canadian Optometric Association
  3. Annual conference of the Optometrists Association of Australia
  4. Biennial conference of the College of Optometrists, UK
  5. Annual conference of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists and that held by the New Zealand College of Optometrists
  6. Asian Pacific Optometric Congress
  7. The Hong Kong Optometric Conference
  8. The Asia Cornea and Contact Lens Conference


Accredited CPD Programmes/Activities

Programmes Organizer Approval Period CPD hours awarded

2005

Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists Hong Kong Seminar (2005)

Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists

2005

6.5

Refractive Surgery by Lasik

OPSM Limited

6 July to 7 August 2005

2

Complications of Refractive Surgery by Lasik

OPSM Limited

6 July to 7 August 2005

2

Refractive Surgery by Lasik

Luxottica Retail Limited

8 August 2005 to   30 October 2007

2

Complications of Refractive Surgery by Lasik

Luxottica Retail Limited

8 August 2005 to   30 October 2007

2

Workshops/lectures:

  1. PD and Height Best Practice Workshop
  2. PAL Problem Solving Workshop
  3. Comparing Lens Materials Workshop- Estimating Refractive Index
  4. Communication in Action
  5. The Ageing Eye
  6. The PAL Concept
  7. PAL Adaptation: Motivating and Managing the New Wearer
  8. PAL Troubleshooting
  9. Lens Materials
  10. Personality: The Big 5 Factors
  11. Personality Interaction

 

Varilux Academy Asia Pacific

24 October 2005 to 31 October 2007

1 per workshop/
lecture

Advanced Contact Lens Technology and Fitting for Irregular Corneas

The Co-ordinating Committee for Optometrists and Orthoptists, Hospital Authority of Hong Kong

16 December 2005

2.5

2006

Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists Hong Kong Conference 2006

Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists (ACBO)

19 and 20 February 2006

10

2007

New Developments in Intraocular Lenses, Biometry and Cataract Surgery

The Co-ordinating Committee for Optometrists and Orthoptists, Hospital Authority of Hong Kong

19 January 2007

3

Contact Lens Complications: Avoiding the Avoidable

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

24 and 25 April 2007

1.5

Diagnosis and Management of Eye of Disease in General Eye Care Practice and Contact Lens Complications: Avoiding the Avoidable

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

14 June 2007, 18 June 2007
and 12 July 2007 to December 2007

2.5

The Diabetic Retinopathy Symposium

Kwai Tsing Safe Community and Healthy City Association Limited

18 August 2007

1.5

Contact Lens Care in 2007

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 September 2007 and 30 August 2008

1.5

Seminar on common orbital diseases for eyecare professional and a systematic approach in clinical contact lens practice

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 October 2007 to  30 September 2008

2.5

Seminar on Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lens Revolution

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

19 November 2007 to 18 November 2008

2

2008

Seminars on Common contact lens related complications and management – a case series

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

11 February 2008 to 10 February 2009

1.5

Ocular Complications, Management and Preventive Measures of UV

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

11 February 2008 to 10 February 2009

1

Varilux Academy Asia Pacific Hong Kong 2008

(for 18 March 2008)

  1. The Aging Eye
  2. Ophthalmic Lens Materials
  3. Comparing Lens Materials: Estimating Refractive index & Thickness

(for 19 March 2009)

  1. PAL Troubleshooting
  2. PAL Problem Solving
  3. PAL Wearer Motivation and Management

The International Centre for Eyecare Education/ Essilor Asia Pacific Headquarters

18 to 19 March 2008

4 per day

(1) Myths of Toric Lens Fitting
(2) Protect Your Patients' Eyes from the Sun

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

10 June 2008 to    31 December 2008

1.5

Contact Lens Clinical Skills Series (Basic, Intermediate and Advance)

 

Ciba Vision (Hong Kong) Ltd.

26 June 2008 to
25 June 2009

7.5, 6.5 & 6.5

Sun, Eye, the Ophthalmohelioses and the Contact Lens

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 July 2008 to     31 December 2008

2

Some anterior segment conditions – when to refer?

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 October 2008 and 1 May 2009

1

Fitting Astigmats with Toric Contact Lenses.  Right or Wong?

 

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 October 2008 to 1 May 2009

1.5

Clinical Ophthalmology Update

The Co-ordinating Committee for Optometrists and Orthoptists, Hospital Authority of Hong Kong

17 October 2008 & 18 October 2008

3

Ground –round discussion – Common retinal conditions in optometric practice

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 November 2008 to 30 April 2009

2

  1. Succeeding with SiHy & the Challenges of their Clinical Management
  2. Beyond Survival – How to Thrive in the Competitive CL Marketplace

 

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

15 November 2008 to 15 May 2009

2

2009

  1. Silicone hydrogel daily disposables: the end of compromise
  2. Exploring the latest discoveries in contact lenses research

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

20 April 2009 to 19 May 2009

2.5

Varilux Academy Asia Pacific Hong Kong 2009

  1. PAL Design Evolution
  2. Aspheric Lens Designs
  3. Advanced PALTrobleshooting-Prism
  4. Buying Behaviour of the Presbyope*
  5. Communication: Handling Objections with top-Down Selling        Approach*

 

*No CPD credit hours is approved for these two topics

The International Centre for Eyecare Education/ Essilor Asia Pacific Headquarters

20 and 21 May 2009

3 (1 per
lecture for topics 1 to 3)

  1. How important is oxygen?
  2. Fit beyond comfort: Presenting the eye health benefits

 

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 June 2009 to 30 October 2009

1.5

Contact Lens Clinical Skills Series (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

Ciba Vision (Hong Kong) Ltd.

8 July 2009 to
9 June 2010

6.5
(each of the Intermediate module and Advanced module)

Multifocal ERG

The sub-committee for Optometrists and Orthoptists COC of Hospital Authority

18 September 2009

2.5

2010

The Primary Care Clinic

  1. Updates in ophthalmology
  2. Managing premature ejaculation – what a general practitioner should know *
  3. Cancer prevention and management in general practice
  4. Dietary advice for cancer patients – what is important? *

 

*No CPD credit hours is approved for these two topics

CMP Medica

31 January 2010

2
(1 per lecture for topics 1
& 3)

Oculoplastic Surgery

The sub-committee for Optometrists and Orthoptists COC of Hospital Authority

8 October 2010

2.5

2011

Contact Lens Clinical Skills Series (Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced

Ciba Vision (Hong Kong) Ltd.

January 2011 to December 2011

6.5
(each of the Intermediate module and Advanced module)

Reference frameworks for diabetes care / hypertension care for adults in primary care settings

Primary Care Office, Department of Health

 

5 July 2011 and
16 July 2011

2

Reference frameworks for diabetes care / hypertension care for adults in primary care settings

Primary Care Office, Department of Health

24 August 2011
26 August 2011
31 August 2011 and 14 September 2011

2

Certificate Course on Clinical Ophthalmology 2011

The Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong jointly organized with the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society

4, 11, 18 and 25 October 2011, and 1 and 8 November 2011

1.5

Visual Assessment for Childrren with Learning Difficulties

Coordinating Committee of Optometrists and Orthoptists of the Hospital Authority

11 November 2011

1.5

An Overview of Primary Care Development in Hong Kong

Primary Care Office, Department of Health

23 December 2010 to 31 December 2011

2

2012

Clinical Performance of a computer-assisted orthokeratology lens

The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology Limited

17 January 2012

1

Orthokeratology for myopic control for myopic and astigmatic children

The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology Limited

17 January 2012

1

New Orthokeratology Techniques

The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology Limited

23 February 2012

1

Keratoconus and Corneal Crosslinking – New Thoughts and Understandings

The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology Limited

23 February 2012

1

Seminar on Viral Hepatitis for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Special Preventive Programme Centre for Health Protection
Department of Health

3 May 2012

1.5

Contact Lens Clinical Skills Series (Intermediate, Advanced)

Alcon Academy for Eyecare Excellence

14 & 28 May 2012
4 June 2012
10 & 24 September 2012
8 & 22 October 2012
5 & 19 November 2012
10 December 2012
7 & 21 January 2013
4 February 2013 11 & 25 March 2013 and
22 April 2013

4

Beauty Contact Lenses
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses – An Update
Myopic Control Treatments – A Review
Drivers' Vision
Different Age Different Management

The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology Limited

21 & 22 June 2012

5.5

Seminar on Primary Care Conceptual Models and Reference Frameworks Development in Hong Kong

Primary Care Office, Department of Health

6 September 2012

2.5

1. Corneal Topography Fundamentals

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology Limited

10 September 2012

1

2. Advanced Corneal Topography Application

 

2

Diabetic Retinopathy and other Retinal Diseases

Coordinating Committee of Optometrists and Orthoptists of the Hospital Authority

14 September 2012

3

Seminar on Reference Frameworks for Preventive Care for Children and Older Adults in Primary Care Settings in Hong Kong

Primary Care Office, Department of Health

4 October 2012

1

Ocular Motility Examination and Management

The Subcommittee for Optometrists and Orthoptics of Hospital Authority

2, 3 & 5 November 2012

13.5

Seminar on Primary Care Concept for Primary Care Professionals of Hospital Authority

Hospital Authority Institute of Health Care

8 & 15 December 2012

2.5

2013

1. Opthalmohelioses : Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

Hong Kong Cornea and Contact Lens
Society &
Hong Kong Academy of
Orthokeratology

6 & 7 March 2013

1

2. CLIP & ACHIEVE Studies

1

3. Entry CL wearers : Benefits to ECP for fitting entry CL wearers and tips for managing entry CL wearers

1

 

4. Myopic Control using Soft and RGP lenses (CLAMP study)

0.5

5. Peripheral refraction in ametropia

0.5

6. Anterior eye imaging & grading

0.5

7. Fitting contact lenses on distorted corneas

 

0.5

Primary Care Symposium

Primary Care Office of the Department of Health and the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

11 May 2013

3

Seminar on Viral Hepatitis for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Special Preventive Programme Centre for Health Protection
Department of Health

16 May 2013

1.5

Special Program by the Hong Kong Society for the Blind

Chinese University Hong Kong, Hong Kong Eye Hospital and
Prince of Wales Hospital

1 August 2013

1.5

Primary Care : Training Program of Team Care Approach 2013

Institute of Health Care, Hospital Authority & The Training and Development Team, Human Resources Division, Hospital Authority

7 October 2013

1

Updated Knowledge on Cataract Surgery and Intra-ocular Lenses

Subcommittee of Optometry and Orthoptics
Hospital Authority

18 October 2013

2

Accommodation and Convergence : Challenges and Management

Subcommittee for Optometry and Orthoptics, Hospital Authority &
Institute of Advance Allied Health Studies

31 October 2013
1 & 2 November 2013

14

Optometric Practice Management Workshop – Enhancing Communication with Patient

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

21 November 2012 to 20 November 2013

5.5

1. Some Important Red Eyes

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

25 November 2013

1

2. Upsetting the Balance – How Micro-organisms Gain Access to the Eye and Cause Infections

1

2014

1. UV Ocular Protection and Contact Lenses

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

21 February 2014

1

2. Predicting Outcomes in Contact Lens Practice

1

Optometric Practice Management Workshop – Enhancing Communication with Patient

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

20 February 2014 to 19 February 2015

5.5

1. Important Therapeutic Considerations to Commonly Encountered Eye Problems: Perspectives from a Pharmacist & an Optometrist

Hong Kong Cornea and Contact Lens Society & The
Vision Care Institute

28 April 2014 &
29 April 2014

1

 

2. Understanding the Science of Lens Comfort

1

3. The Latest Trend of Diet and Health

1

4. Your Thoughts on Toric Lens – Translation of Evidence to Clinical Practice

1

5. Psychological analysis of New Contact Lens Wearers

 

1

Seminar on Viral Hepatitis for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Special Preventive Programme Centre for Health Protection
Department of Health

15 May 2014

1.5

Updated Management of Corneal Diseases

Subcommittee for Optometry and Orthoptics, Hospital Authority

15 September 2014 to 16 September 2014

4
(Core)

Changing the world with contact lenes

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

16 June 2014 to
31 December 2014

1.5

LASER Safety and LASER Treatment in Ophthalmology

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

8 October 2014

1
(Core)

Specialty Lens Fitting

The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

10 November 2014

2
(Core)

Primary Care : Training Program of Team Care Approach 2014

Institute of Health Care, Hospital Authority & The Training and Development Team, Human Resources Division, Hospital Authority

29 September 2014, 15 October 2014 & 1 December

1
(Non-core)

New Treatment for wet AMD – Eylea

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

3 December 2014

1
(Core)

The Role of Orthoptists in the Management of Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties

Subcommittee for Optometry and Orthoptics, Hospital Authority

10 December 2014 to 11 December 2014

4.5
(Non-core)

2015

Seminar on Viral Hepatitis for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Special Preventive Programme Centre for Health Protection
Department of Health

14 May 2015

1.5
(Non-core)

1. Presbyopia – It won't happen to me

Hong Kong Cornea and Contact Lens Society & The
Vision Care Institute

19 May 2015 &
20 May 2015

1
(Core)

2. Engaging wearers – Past, present and future

1
(Core)

3. A clinical update on dry eye management

1.5
(Core)

Update on Thyroid Eye Disease

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

29 June 2015

1
(Core)

Approach to Management of Neuro-ophthalmological Disease

Subcommittee for Optometry and Orthoptics, Hospital Authority

17 September 2015

3
(Core)

Corneal Topography Application in OrthoK and Specialty Contact Lenses

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

29 September 2015

2
(Core)

Corneal Topography Application in OrthoK and Specialty Contact Lenses

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

29 September 2015

2
(Core)

Primary Care : Training Program of Team Care Approach 2015

Institute of Health Care, Hospital Authority & The Training and Development Team, Human Resources Division, Hospital Authority

6 October 2015, 15 October 2015 & 10 December

1
(Non-core)

  1. Presbyopia – It won't happen to me
  2. Engaging wearers – Past, present and future

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

26 November 2015

1
(Core)

Challenges with Modern Life Styles: The Effects of 3D Technology on Binocular

Institute of Advanced Allied Health Study, Hospital Authority

2 December 2015 to 4 December 2015

10.5
(Core)

  1. Orthokeratology Practice in ZOC
  2. Use of Atropine for Prevention of Childhood Myopia Progression in Clinical Practice: Efficacy and Safety and When Tapering Off Medication

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

14 December 2015

1
(Core)

2016

Advances in Cornea and Refractive Surgery Symposium

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

9 July 2016

7.5
(Core)

  1. A Visit on Ocular Motility Analyser and Hess Chart
  2. Clinical Application of Ocular Motility Test

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

26 July 2016

1
(Core)

Latest Update in Corneal Surgeries

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

15 August 2016

1
(Core)

British Contact Lens Association Conference – Correction for the Future

Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society and British Contact Lens

 

13 September 2016 to 14 September 2016

28
(Core)

Can Contact Lenses Enhance Beauty Safely

Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society and The Vision Care Institute

15 September 2016

1
(Core)

Visual Rehabilitation – Moving Towards a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Journey

Institute of Advanced Allied Health Study, Hospital Authority

28 – 30 October 2016

5
(Non-core)

Putting Myopia Control Into Practice

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

8 November 2016

1
(Core)

2017

Primary Care : Training Program of Team Care Approach 2016

Institute of Health Care, Hospital Authority & The Training and Development Team, Human Resources Division, Hospital Authority

12 January 2017, 23 January 2017 and 24 February 2017

1
(Non-core)

Ophthalmology of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Treating Anterior Eye Disorders

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

25 April 2017

1
(Core)

2 Decades Experience of Orthokeratology and Limbal Lenses

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

8 May 2017

1
(Core)

The Ocular Mrcrobiome and the Effect of Contact Lenses on Organisms Present

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

28 May 2017

1
(Core)

  1. Modern Scleral Contact Lenses and Corneal Hypoxia
  2. Contact Lens Telescopes

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

7 June 2017

1
(Core)

Corneal Collagen Cross-linking – An Update

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

11 September 2017

1.5
(Core)

Seeing is Believing – Why Correcting Astigmatism in Contact Lens Matters?
(Online Programme)

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

25 September 2017 to 24 December 2017

1
(Core)

The Ocular Microbiome and the Effect of Contact Lenses on Organisms Present

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

26 October 2017

1.5
(Core)

Microscopic Workshop I

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

30 November 2017

0.5
(Non-core)

Management of Myopia – from Research to Practice

Hospital Authority

18 – 20 December 2017

9
(Core)

2018

Mini Symposium – Contact Lens Care for Digital Era

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

16 -17 January 2018

7.5
(Core)

Seeing is Believing – Why Correcting Astigmatism in Contact Lens Matters?
(Online Programme)

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 February 2018 to 30 April 2018

1
(Core)

Seminar on Vision & Reading Performance, and Dissemination for the Children Reading Acuity Test (CRAT)

Department of Health

14 March 2018

2
(Core)

Common Pediatric Eye Problems

  1. Childhood Esotropia & Exotropia: From Diagnosis to Surgery
  2. Red Eyes in Children

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

12 June 2018

1
(Core)

Beauty Contact Lenses – Can Contact Lens Enhance Beauty Safely?
(Online Programme)

The Vision Care Institute of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018

1
(Core)

Primary Eye Care in the Digital Age Workshop

Department of Ophthalmology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

27 October 2018

4.5
(Core)

2019

HKAOK/HKCCLS Mini Symposium 2019

The Hong Kong
Academy of Orthokeratology and Hong Kong Cornea & Contact Lens Society

8 January 2019

4
(Core)


Areas of non-compliance found during the audit on documentary proof of CPD activities that participating optometrists have declared to have attended under the voluntary CPD Scheme from 1 November 2004 to 30 June 2005

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 November 2004 to 30 June 2005

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010

Lists of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

List of Optometrists who have attained the recommended CPD hours and have been issued with a Certificate of Achievement for the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017


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