Taking the headache out of headaches - 1 interactive CET point
Saturday, March 30, 2019 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.
Optometrist: Communication and Ocular disease
Dispensing optician: Communication and Ocular abnormalities
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 is Director of Research at the Institute of Optometry and a Visiting Professor to City, University of London and to London South Bank University. He is a Fellow (by examination) of the College of Optometrists (FCOptom) and holds their higher qualifications of Diploma in Contact Lens Practice and Diploma in Orthoptics. He was awarded Fellowship of the British Contact Lens Association in 2006. He has produced over 230 publications, has given more than 250 invited lectures, and has authored five books on binocular vision and two on dyslexia and vision. He also has an optometric practice in Brentwood, Essex.