Taking the headache out of headaches - 1 interactive CET point

13:45 - 14:45



The CET will start with a description of the International Headache Society classification of headaches. The most common and the most serious types of headaches will be summarised, to aid optometrists and DO's in the recognition of these types of headaches. The presentation will stress the importance of recognising and referring headaches that are suspicious of serious pathology. The role of the clinicians in the management of some forms of headache will also be summarised.

Competencies covered: 

Optometrist: Communication and Ocular disease 

Dispensing optician: Communication and Ocular abnormalities 

Learning Objectives:
  • To improve understanding of the role of good symptom and history taking in the diagnosis of headaches
  • To assist practitioners in making appropriate decision about referral criteria for headaches
  • To improve the recognition of headaches suggestive of neurological conditions

Professor Bruce Evans, Director of Research, Institute of Optometry