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The one thing you can’t fake is a clinical skill. Yes, ten years’ experience takes ten years, and twenty years’ experience takes twenty years, but from the day you graduate, the real learning starts. Learning is mostly done by reading, and since time immemorial, it hasn’t changed.

Presently, we have available a plethora of different platforms on the internet, but you still have to read to learn. This year we have been blessed with a number of professional meetings, with internationally renowned speakers on display, yet we still have to go and read to broaden our knowledge base on the subjects presented.Taking the path of just showing up every day after you graduate, is unlikely to lead to the clinical standard your patients deserve.

So, what about CPD? Is it something to get out of the way, to comply with? Surely not! At Vision Online, we endeavor to bring you CPD articles covering an array of different subject material, with the view to enhance clinical ability.

It has come to my attention recently that there appears to be some misunderstanding when it comes to the allocation of CPD points. As far as online articles are concerned, there are two factors at play: the level of difficulty and the time taken to complete. It should more or less amount to one point for one hour’s work. In general terms, an article with twenty MCQ will earn 2 CPD points. The CPD rules are posted in the CPD section on Vision Online. You can register for our CPD offering at a mere R350 pa.

Vision Magazine supports education at large. We support postgraduate students with research, Vision for the Waiting Room serves to educate the public about ocular disease and visual disorders. It also encourages patients to have regular eye examinations and highlights the importance of early diagnosis. Please display it in your waiting room.

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