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Online CPD articles

Synapse Academy (R700 per year) gives you access to a variety of CPD-accredited articles written by local and international academics and clinicians with the South African scope and regulatory environment in mind.

Latest topics include:

  • Artificial intelligence in eye care
  • The POPI Act
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Binocular vision testing
  • Herpes simplex and neurotrophic keratitis

Still accredited are some of our most popular articles: ‘Coffee’ and ‘Cheers to your Health.’


CPD webinars/ online events

Saturday 10 October 2020:

Join us for 4 CPD-accredited presentations, brought to you in conjunction with the Namibian Optometric Association.

12.30 – 13.30  Jorina Lombard (dispensing optician)

  • The Curve of the Matter (1 general CEU)

13.30 – 14.30  Hazel Sacharowitz (optometrist)

  • Magnifying devices for the visually impaired: Tips and tricks (1 general CEU)

15.00 – 16.00  Nina Kriel (optometrist)

  • Reputation management and ethical marketing (1 ethics CEU)

16.00 – 17.00  Elaine Grisdale (dispensing optician)

  • Child’s play: A guide to pediatric dispensing (1 general CEU)

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Patient education materials:

Keep your patients informed and engaged with our e-mail patient newsletter content. We have 4 annual themes e.g. for November – diabetes month – our patient newsletter covers diabetic eye conditions.

For Summer 2020/2021 our patient newsletter theme is UV and the eye.

For more information, click here or email optometry@synapse.org.za

Marketing content:

Do you have a practice Facebook page that hasn’t seen fresh content in weeks because… well, life happens? We can help! Follow Synapse_Optometry on Instagram or Facebook for free content that celebrates vision, shares information and sees the funny side of our profession. Share to your own digital platforms, or contact us to personalise, or manage content for you.